Round 1 - Shields tries to clinch up and then throws a right hand but can't get it down. Body kick by Shields and a right hand. Shields shoots in and grabs a leg. Shields really working for the single leg. He can't get the takedown though. Shields with another right. Shields keeps on shooting and now throws a ew body kicks. Right hand and another body kick by Shields. Shields keeps looking for that takedown. Shot to the cup with a knee by Shields. Shields now has the back standing. He can't keep it though. Shiels keeps throwing the jab and kicks. Shields isn't pretty in the stand-up but he's still winning the round without getting it down. Takedown by Akiyama but Shields bounces right back up. 10-9 Shields.
Round 2 - Akiyama with a right hand. Shields with a jab. Shields lands a right hand in the clinch. Spinning backfist by Akiyama. Shields with a deep shot and Akiyama defends. Jab by Akiyama, Shields with a leg kick and a right hand. The commentary for this fight has been unbelievably bad, by the way. Shields keeps landing in the clinch. Shields keeps landing punches (punch stats were 52-19 in his favor a few minutes ago) and Rogan keeps ignoring it. Two punches by Shields. Akiyama with a nice throw but Shields bounces right back up. Shields has the back standing again. 10-9 Shields again, although listening to Rogan you'd think that Akiyama was running away with it.
Round 3 - More of the same as Shields peppers away while Akiyama tries to land single big punches. Uppercut by Akiyama landed solid. Shields can't get the takedown again. Akiyama has him against the cage and is digging to the body. Shields finally briefly had a takedown but it didn't last for more than a second before Akiyama stood up. Shields has him pushed into the cage. They're restarted with a little over a minute. Jab by Shields and a right hand. Shields with a takedown and he had the right hand. Akiyama grabbed the fence blatantly to avoid takedowns twice. Shields ends up taking the back and getting it to the ground. He's trying to attack but time is going to run out. The fight ends with him looking to lock in the choke. 10-9 Shields gives him 30-27 on my card.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Jake Shields wins by unanimous decision.