Rising Star – Jack Shore

Rising Star – Jack Shore

After going undefeated at an amateur level and becoming the IMMAF European Champion. Jack Shore then turned pro and quickly put the Cage Warriors divisions on the lookout, now Jack Shore is also undefeated at the professional level going 12-0 and being signed to the premier MMA promotion, the UFC. In May of 2019 and later in the year finished Nohelin Hernandez in the third round of his debut and picked up the UFC’s performance of the night award. Jack Shore solidified his place in the top of the world bantamweight rankings and is one of the most promising bantamweight prospects coming out of the UK.

Jack Shore began competitive MMA in August of 2012 where he fought as an amateur in Ultimate Impact Cagefighting and went 8-0 before entering the IMMAF European Open Championships. During the competition, Jack Shore fought four times over three days and picked up three submission victories and all coming in the first round before the finals of the competition where Shore won by unanimous decision. After this, Shore decided it was time to turn professional.

Four months after the IMMAF European Championships, Jack Shore made his professional MMA debut at PainPit Fight Night where Shore added another first-round submission to his record, shore would next join the Cage Warriors roster and in June of 2016, Jack Shore fought David Crol where Shore once again added another first-round submission to his record. Shore went 7-0 picking up a finish in each fight with five submissions and two TKOs before Jack Shore moved down to bantamweight. This fight was the first time he went to the distance as a professional after he went fifteen minutes with UFC veteran Vaughan Lee and won by unanimous decision.

On the 29th of September, Jack Shore was scheduled to fight Jakub Wiklacz for the then Vacant Cage Warriors Bantamweight World Championship, however, after Wilkacz was unable to fight, the German Oemer Cankardesler stepped up and signed the fight contract but another last-minute pullout meant that Jack Shore was now facing Brazilian Weslley Maia however due to the last minute pull out meant that the fight would no longer be for a belt. Despite this Shore headlined the card and halfway through the first round Marc Goddard had seen enough and stepped in to stop the fight.

Cage Warriors’ centenary show was in Cardiff and headlined by Jack Shore. This time, fighting Mike Ekundayo, one of the most promising bantamweights from Europe. The fight was domination by Shore and in the third round of the fight after a barrage of ground and pound the fight was stopped and Jack Shore was crowned the Cage Warriors Bantamweight World Title.

Also fighting at Cage Warriors 100 in Cardiff was Scott Malone, another bantamweight who had defeated Jack Shores teammate, Josh Reed. In April of 2019 at Cage Warriors 104, the two were set to fight. A body kick hurt Malone at the end of the second round and it was the beginning of the end for Malone. After taking Malone down in the middle of the third round Jack Shore was able to submit the Scotsman and retained the Cage Warriors Bantamweight World Championship. After the fight, Jack Shore said he’s, “beat the top dogs here now in Cage Warriors, we need to now look at what’s next”. The UFC would be next as he’d sign with the promotion in May.

 

After signing with the UFC in May, anticipation was high for who Jack Shore would debut against. Jack would debut against Nohelin Hernandez in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fight went similarly to Jack’s previous fights, it was a controlled and disciplined fight from Jack Shore and he was able to sink in another submission victory which was didn’t go unnoticed as he received the Performance of the Night Award. After the fight, Jack said, “it was a dream come true, and it couldn’t have gone any better”.

Now at 24-0 between amateur and professional MMA bouts with many of those being finished. Jack Shore is an exciting, young fighter with a bright future. With Wales behind him and a great team, the sky is the limit for Jack Shore.

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