Ken Shamrock is an MMA artist known as “The World’s Most Dangerous Man”. He rose to fame after being the former King of Pancrase and the UFC Superfight Champion, which was later on renamed as the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Shamrock is also a professional WWF star.
Born as Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick in Macon, Georgia on February 11, 1964, Shamrock is self-confessed juvenile delinquent. He was transferred from one adoptive family to another until he finally found the perfect fit and was taken in by his adoptive father, Bob Shamrock. This was also how he became the adopted brother of another MMA great, Frank Shamrock.
He won three consecutive fights from at a span of three months from September 1993 to November 1993 in the Japan-based Pancrase. He later on debuted in the UFC and won against Patrick Smith via submission in less than two minutes. However, his second fight in the UFC against Royce Gracie, he was given his first loss via submission from a rear-naked choke. He decided to return to Japan and competed in the Pancrase’s King of Pancrase Tournament. After several wins, he later on became the first Pancrase Champion via unanimous decision against Manabu Yamada in December 2014.
He later on lost his Pancrase championship to Minoru Suzuki. Despite the loss, he later on won another title, the UFC Superfight Championship title in July 1995, against Dan Severn. However, after losing the title to Dan Severn in April 1996, he decided to concentrate on his professional wrestling career.
In 2000, Shamrock returned to the MMA and won the Pride Gran Priz 200 Finals Superfight against Alexander Utsuka. His recent fight was against Royce Gracie during Bellator 149 last February 19, 2016. Shamrock’s professional MMA career record includes 45 fights with 28 wins, 17 losses, and 2 draws.