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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kimbo vs. Shamrock on Oct. 4

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Kimbo vs. Ken Shamrock...this is going to be an interesting fight to watch. Here's the details, courtesy of Gracie Magazine. My money is on Ken due to his overall experience, and especially if the match ends up on the ground, which it most likely will. That said, Kimbo always has a puncher's chance. What do you think?

Fighters to face off on US network television

Media monster CBS, the network television channel in the United States, seems not to be playing around when it comes to promoting MMA to television viewers. It is so serious about it that for the October-4 event it has called upon two of the biggest characters in the American MMA scene: Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. Considered to be a modern phenomenon, coming to fame through videos aired on the internet, Kimbo will have the chance to face someone many consider to be one of the most important figures in American MMA history.

The venue for the event will be the Bank Atlantic Center, in Florida, and already has the directors of EliteXC CBS excited. “Millions upon millions have been entertained by Shamrock over the years in Japan, the UFC, the WWF and now the WWE. He is the greatest example of a pay-per-view commodity in the sport. Putting the two together (Shamrock and Kimbo Slice) will maximize the attention to MMA on October 4th,” said Jared Shaw, EliteXC vice president.

At 44, Ken Shamrock is coming off a five-fight losing streak, and hasn’t known victory since June of 2004, when he knocked out Kimo Leopoldo. Now, Kimbo Slice debuted in professional MMA just last November. Since then he has had three fights, winning all by knockout or submission.

See you all on the mat -- tonight!

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