It looks like Jake Shields has made his decision and will move back to middleweight as he faces Ed Herman at UFC 150 on Aug. 11 in Denver.

UFC president Dana White announced the new fight via Twitter on Monday.

Following a win over Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 144 in Japan, Shields stated that he was contemplating a move back to middleweight, where he spent just under a year of his career between 2009 and 2010.

During that time, while in Strikeforce, Shields went 3-0 picking up wins over Robbie Lawler, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and, most notably, a victory over Dan Henderson in 2010.

Now the Cesar Gracie black belt will move back to middleweight after spending his last four fights at 170 pounds, where he went 2-2 in the UFC.

Welcoming Shields back to the middleweight division will be former Team Quest fighter and Ultimate Fighter alum Ed Herman.

After suffering serious injuries that sidelined Herman for all of 2010, he returned with a vengeance in 2011, and has now reeled off three wins in a row.

Most recently, Herman stopped former Arizona State wrestler Clifford Starks with a rear naked choke to mark his third consecutive victory, while also notching his third straight finish.

Now Herman will face Shields in what should be a main card bout for the UFC 150 fight card headed to Denver’s Pepsi Center in August.

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