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Shields, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, dropped back to 170 pounds upon signing with UFC during the summer of 2010. He has compiled a 2-2 mark in the Octagon.
Overall, Shields has a professional record of 27-6-1.
Before earning his Strikeforce title, Shields held the EliteXC welterweight belt.
After a knee injury sidelined him for two years, Herman (20-7) returned to action in June 2011 to defeat Tim Credeur by first-round TKO. He is currently on a three-fight win streak.
Both Shields and Herman hold Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts.