|Full Name||Kenneth Shamrock|
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1964|
Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock is a retired UFC Hall of Famer former professional wrestler and bare-knuckle boxing promoter. Shamrock was also the inaugural Pancrase Openweight Champion.
Ken Shamrock with, Minoru Suzuki and Masakatsu Funaki formed the Pancrase in 1993. Shamrock made his professional MMA debut in 1993 at Pancrase 1 against Masakatsu Funaki. He followed it up by winning the next 2-fights at Pancrase. After this, Shamrock went to the United States to fight in the UFC 1 Tournament.
Shamrock won the opening round fight against Patrick Smith but lost in the next round against Royce Gracie via submission(gi choke). This was Shamrock's first defeat in professional MMA.
After the tournament, Ken went back to compete in Pancrase and defeated Andre Oetelaar at Pancrase 4 via first-round submission(Achilles Lock). Shamrock next fo Minoru Suzuki at Pancrase: Pancrash! 1 and lost via first-round kneebar. This was Shamrock's first defeat in Pancrase. He bounced back from the loss by winning the next three fights before losing to Funaki at Pancrase: Road to Championship 4.
Shamrock then went back to the United States to fight in the UFC 3 one-night tournament with the tournament promoted as the ultimate rematch between Shamrock and Gracie. Shamrock dominated Christopher Leininger in the quarterfinals and Felix Mitchell in the semi-final but refused to compete in the final as Royce Gracie had pulled out of the tournament.
After the tournament, Shamrock returned to Pancrase to defeat Takaku Fuke at Pancrase Road to the Championship 5 and took part in the Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament.
Shamrock dominated everyone in the tournament as he defeated Alex Cook, Maurice Smith, and Masakatsu Funaki in his journey to the final against Manabu Yamada.
Shamrock's fight against Yamada was a 30-minute duel that ended in a Ken Shamrock win via unanimous decision to become the inaugural Pancrase Openweight Champion.
Kan defeated Leon Djik at Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 1 and then defended his title for the first time at Pancrase: Eyes of Beast against Bas Rutten. Ken dominated Rutten in the grappling area and submitted him in 61-seconds via kneebar.
Following the defense, Shamrock went to the UFC to fight Royce Gracie at UFC 5 for the inaugural UFC Superfight Championship. Gracie and Shamrock went toe-to-toe as they put on a competitive fight for 36-minutes that ended in a draw because there were no judges to judge the bout. Due to this, Shamrock declared that he wanted to fight Gracie again as a draw result did not do justify the fight.
After the competitive fight against Gracie, Shamrock returned to Pancrase to defend his King of Pancrase title against Minoru Suzuki. Suzuki got the better of Shamrock in the fight and submitted him via kneebar in 2-minutes and 14-seconds.
Shamrock then got booked by the UFC to fight Dan Severn at UFC 6 to determine the inaugural UFC Superfight Championship. Unlike the Gracie fight, Shamrock did not have any problem in the bout as he submitted Severn in 2 minutes and 14 seconds via guillotine choke submission. He defended his UFC title against Oleg Taktarov at UFC 6 in a 33-minute encounter that resulted in a draw due to no judges being present in the fight.
Shamrock won his next 3-fights before rematching Dan Severn at UFC. The fight had special rules as the District Attorney of Michigan stated that the bout cannot have any closed-fisted strikes to the head or headbutts.
Severn took his revenge on Shamrock as he won the 30-minute fight via split decision to end Shamrock's UFC Superfight Championship.
Shamrock next entered the Ultimate Ultimate 1996 tournament and defeated Brian Johnston via forearm choke submission. However, he later withdrew from the tournament due to an injury to his hand.
After this fight, Shamrock left MMA to focus on his wrestling career and joined WWE. He stated the drying up of finances in MMA as a reason for this career change.
Ken Shamrock returned to MMA in 2000 at the Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals against Alexander Otsuka. He won the fight via KO(punches) at the 9-minute and 43-second mark. Following this, Shamrock fought Kazuyuki Fujita at Pride 10. Shamrock dominated Fujita in the corner but got his corner to throw in the towel because he thought he was suffering from a heart attack.
Shamrock returned to action at WMMAA 1: Mega fights against Sam Adkins. Ken made short work of Adkins and submitted him inside 90 seconds via kimura to win the WMMAA Heavyweight Title.
Ken next fought Don Frye in a grudge match built upon trash talk by Don Fyre that caused Ken to retaliate. The Feud cumulated with a fight at Pride 19 where Don Fyre edged out a close split-decision victory.
Shamrock's career went on a downturn after the Fyre Loss as he went 1-3 in his next 4-fights with his only win coming against Kimo Leopoldo and his losses coming against Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, and Kazushi Sakuraba. He then became a coach on the 3rd season of TUF opposite Tito Ortiz with both of them scheduled to fight at the end of the season.
Shamrock lost the fight against Tito Ortiz at UFC 61 and lost the trilogy fight at UFC Fight Night 6.5. Following the Ortiz losses, the UFC released Shamrock.
Instead of retiring from the sport as a legend, Shamrock continued to fight in the regional circuit where he went 2-3 before signing up with Bellator in 2015.
Shamrock lost his Bellator debut fight at Bellator 138 against Kimbo Slice and then lost his next fight at Bellator 149 against fellow MMA legend Royce Gracie. Following the Gracie loss, Shamrock stopped competing in MMA.
Ken Shamrock's current record stands at 28-17-2. He retired from MMA in 2018.
Ken Shamrock's last fight was against Royce Gracie at Bellator 149. Shamrock lost the fight in the first round via TKO(Knee and Punches).
Below is the professional MMA record of Ken Shamrock:
|Loss||28-17-2||Royce Gracie||TKO (Knee and Punches)||Bellator 149||19/02/2016|
|Loss||28-16-2||Kevin Ferguso||TKO ( Punches)||Bellator 138||19/06/2015|
|Loss||28-15-2||Mike Bourke||TKO (Knee and Punches)||KOTC - Platinum||25/11/2010|
|Win||28-14-2||Johnathan Ivey||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC MMA: Return of the Champions||16/10/2010|
|Loss||27-14-2||Pedro Rizzo||TKO (Leg Kicks and Punches)||Impact FC 2||18/07/2010|
|Win||27-13-2||Ross Clifton||Submission (Armbar)||Wargods/Ken Shamrock Productions - The Valentine's Eve Massacre||13/02/2009|
|Loss||26-13-2||Robert Berry||KO (Punches)||Cage Rage 25||08/03/2008|
|Loss||26-12-2||Tito Ortiz||KO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 6.5 Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3||10/10/2006|
|Loss||26-11-2||Tito Ortiz||TKO (Elbows)||UFC 61||08/07/2006|
|Loss||26-10-2||Kazushi Sakuraba||TKO (Punches)||Pride 30||23/10/2005|
|Loss||26-9-2||Rich Franklin||TKO (Punches)||TUF 1 Finale||09/04/2005|
|Win||26-8-2||Kimo Leopoldo||KO (Knee)||UFC 48||19/06/2004|
|Loss||25-8-2||Tito Ortiz||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||UFC 40||22/11/2002|
|Loss||25-7-2||Don Frye||Decision (Split)||Pride 19||24/12/2002|
|Win||25-6-2||Sam Adkins||Submission (Kimura)||WMMAA 1||10/08/2001|
|Loss||24-6-2||Kazuyuki Fujita||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||Pride 10||27/08/2000|
|Win||24-5-2||Alexander Otsuka||KO (Punches)||Pride FC: Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals||01/05/2000|
|Win||23-5-2||Brian Johnston||Submission (Forearm Choke)||UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 1996||07/12/1996|
|Loss||22-5-2||Dan Severn||Decision (Split)||UFC 9||17/05/1996|
|Win||22-4-2||Kimo Leopoldo||Submission (Kneebar)||UFC 8||16/02/1996|
|Win||21-4-2||Kazuo Takahashi||Decision (Lost Points)||Pancrase:Truth 1||28/01/1996|
|Win||20-4-2||Katsuomi Inagaki||Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)||Pancrase: Eyes Of Beast 7||14/12/1995|
|Draw||19-4-2||Oleg Taktarov||Draw (Time Limit)||UFC 7||08/08/1995|
|Win||19-4-1||Larry Papadopoulos||Submission (Achilles Lock)||Pancrase: 1995 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round||22/07/1995|
|Win||18-4-1||Dan Severn||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 6||14/07/1995|
|Loss||17-4-1||Minoru Suzuki||Submission (Kneebar)||Pancrase: Eyes Of Beast 4||13/05/1995|
|Draw||17-3-1||Royce Gracie||Draw (Time Limit)||UFC 5||07/04/1995|
|Win||17-3||Bas Rutten||Submission (Kneebar)||Pancrase: Eyes Of Beast 2||10/03/1995|
|Win||16-3||Leon van Dijk||Submission (Inverted Heel Hook)||Pancrase: Eyes Of Beast 1||26/01/1995|
|Win||15-3||Manabu Yamada||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round||17/12/1994|
|Win||14-3||Masakatsu Funaki||Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round||17/12/1994|
|Win||13-3||Maurice Smith||Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round||16/12/1994|
|Win||12-3||Alex Cook||Submission (Heel Hook)||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round||16/12/1994|
|Win||11-3||Takaku Fuke||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||Pancrase: Road To The Championship 5||15/10/1994|
|Win||10-3||Felix Mitchell||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||UFC 3||09/09/1994|
|Win||9-3||Christophe Leninger||TKO (Submission to Punches)||UFC 3||09/09/1994|
|Loss||8-3||Masakatsu Funaki||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||Pancrase: Road To The Championship 4||01/09/1994|
|Win||8-2||Bas Rutten||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||Pancrase: Road To The Championship 3||26/07/1994|
|Win||7-2||Matt Hume||Submission (Kimura)||Pancrase: Road To The Championship 2||06/07/1994|
|Win||6-2||Ryushi Yanagisawa||Submission (Inverted Heel Hook)||Pancrase: Pancrash! 3||21/04/1994|
|Loss||5-2||Minoru Suzuki||Submission (Kneebar)||Pancrase: Pancrash! 1||19/01/1994|
|Win||5-1||Andre Van Den Oetelaar||Submission (Achilles Lock)||Pancrase: Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 4||08/12/1993|
|Loss||4-1||Royce Gracie||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||UFC 1||12/11/1993|
|Win||4-0||Patrick Smith||Submission (Heel Hook)||UFC 1||12/11/1993|
|Win||3-0||Takaku Fuke||Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||Pancrase: Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 3||08/11/1993|
|Win||2-0||Kazuo Takahashi||Submission (Heel Hook)||Pancrase: Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 2||14/10/1993|
|Win||1-0||Masakatsu Funaki||Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)||Pancrase: Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 1||21/09/199|