Jack Shore is looking to get back to winning ways after his recent loss in July to Ricky Simon.
Shore, who was on a five-fight tear in the UFC until recently, is looking to keep himself active in the cage as he takes on a well-rounded fighter in Kyler Phillips.
Jack Shore, who now holds a record of 16-1, most recently entered the cage in July. Against his toughest test to date in Ricky Simon. Entering the cage, Jack was ranked #14 in the world in the Bantamweight and Simon #13. With a win, either fighter would likely propel themselves into the mix of the Bantamweight elite. Jack had an army of a nation behind him. He had a squadron of the UK behind him. Unfortunately for Jack, on this occasion, it would be Ricky’s night. Jack would lose his fight professional fight via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in round 2.
Although not victorious, Jack’s army was some of the most supportive in defeat I have probably ever seen. His father, Richard of Shore Mixed Martial Arts, had to say the following after his son’s loss.
“No one works harder. We could not be prouder. It’s the fight game and it’s the highest of highs or the lowest of lows. Congrats to Ricky.”
The Man Across the Cage
Kyler Phillips holds a professional record of 10-2. Kyler is a very well-rounded fighter who brings very technical, high-paced striking with ever-improving grappling skills. Often his opponents will see him engage with his hands down and with a wide stance. Inviting striking exchanges from his opponents yet gives himself a good base to defend and grappling or takedown attempts. Half of his finishes come via knockout, yet last time out in the octagon, we saw Phillips earn his first submission victory inside the UFC. He stopped Marcelo Rojo at the 1:48 mark of the third round in a fight he was comfortably winning.
Phillips, although not ranked, is on the cusp of the top 15 in the division. He does hold a unanimous decision win over current ranked #10 fighter Song Yadong. He’ll look to make a statement against Jack #15, to finally get that number next to his name. All things considered, this is certainly a must-watch matchup.
Where and When?
A date for this exciting matchup has been slated for November 12th, 2022. According to the announcement, no venue or headliner has been confirmed at this time. The news came from Marcel Dorff and was confirmed by Kyler’s management.
Can Jack Shore get back in the win column after suffering the first loss of his career?