Jake Shields Beats Jason 'Mayhem' Miller at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers

Jake Shields, Jason HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Jason "Mayhem" Miller is a great entertainer. He showed in his fight with Jake Shields on Saturday night that he's a pretty good fighter, too -- but not quite good enough to beat Shields in a fight that often felt like a stalemate and left a lot of fans booing Saturday night at Strikeforce, Fedor vs. Rogers.

Miller, as usual, had an entertaining entrance, featuring dancing girls and some dancing of his own. Shields didn't need an escort of entertainers, however, he just strolled into the cage and did his business. He shot immediately for a takedown and got Miller exactly where he wanted him. Amazingly, when Shields got to full mount, Miller was able to stand back up without taking much damage.

In fact, with a little over a minute left in the round it was Miller who slammed Shields to the ground, and then twice took him down again with belly-to-back suplexes. In the early going, Miller was able to hang with Shields on the ground, and the third round had a fantastic finish, as Miller sunk in a rear-naked choke with less than 10 seconds left, but Shields hung on and refused to tap until the horn sounded. That got the crowd aroused, and the fighters got a huge ovation at the start of the fourth round.

But through much of the fourth and fifth, the fans were booing. Shields controlled the action and won the rounds in a way that satisfied the judges, but not the fans. The scores were 48-47, 49-46 and 49-46 in favor of Shields, who won a unanimous decision that left the fans disappointed. It wasn't a great title fight for Strikeforce on CBS.

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