“The Worlds Most Dangerous Man”
Inducted into HOF(Pioneer Wing): November 21, 2003
Ken Shamrock is one of the biggest stars in the history of MMA, headlining over 15 main events and co-main events in the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships during the course of his career and set numerous pay-per-view records.
Shamrock is widely considered a legendary and iconic figure in MMA. In the early part of his UFC career, Shamrock was named The World’s Most Dangerous Man by ABC News in a special called “The World’s Most Dangerous Things”. That moniker has stuck as his nickname.
Shamrock won his first championship in 1994 when he defeated Manabu Yamada in the second round of the King of Pancrase tournament, becoming the Pancrase openweight champion. He successfully defended his title against fellow UFC hall of famer Bas Rutten, before losing it to Minoru Suzuki at Pancrase:Eyes of the Beast 4 in May 1995.
Shamrock’s next succesful title chase came two months later in July 1995 at UFC 6 when he fought Dan Severn, whom he beat by submission with a guillotine choke in the first round, winning the UFC Superfight Championship.
During the course of his MMA career, KShamrock has had 47 professional fights for various promotions including the UFC, Pride, Pancrase and Bellator MMA, among others. Shamrock has had some notable rivalries with Royce Gracie and Tito Ortiz, both of whom he has never defeated.
Born: February 11, 1964
Weight: 210 lb
Division: Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight
Style: Shootfighting, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai
Fighting out of: Reno, Nevada
Team: Lion’s Den
Total fights– 47
Wins – 28
By knockout – 2
By submission – 23
By decision – 3
Losses – 17
By knockout – 11
By submission – 4
By decision – 2
Draws – 2
Ken Shamrock Videos
Shamrock vs Rutten
Shamrock vs Gracie
Shamrock vs Slice
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