The King of the Web Brawlers took another big step in his MMA career.
Kimbo Slice defeated Ken Shamrock Friday night in St. Louis. Shamrock, the 51-year-old godfather of MMA seemed poised for a submission victory in the opening moments, turning Bellator 138’s Main Event into an over-hyped afterthought.
But Slice had seven years of inspiration in his favor, and somehow fought his way out of a rear-naked choke that should have resulted in his tap out. The 41-year-old got back on his feet and turned on a fully-automatic assault on Shamrock’s face, resulting in a TKO moments later.
Slice won his first three MMA fights and was set to fight Shamrock back in 2008 at EliteXC: Heat. Shamrock was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury and unknown Seth Petruzelli stepped in, shockingly knocked out slice in 14 seconds.
Who cares what to AARP-aged MMA fighters do? BELLATOR. Slice is well-known for his ability to draw within the MMA community and hosting and hyping the bout that has been anticpated since Obama was POTUS helps gain steam for their “Live On Spike” series. And beyond.