Kimbo Slice will be taking on Ken Shamrock in the summer of 2015. The MMA fighters will be the main event of a Bellator pay per view. Slice and Shamrock were scheduled to face each other in the past, but their fight did not come through. Shamrock was injured during training.
Kimbo Slice became famous on YouTube. Slice was a skilled street fighter, but his transition to MMA has not been very successful. Slice was a fighter in the UFC, but he was quickly cut from the promotion. Still, Kimbo Slice does have a tremendous fan base.
Slice may find himself in serious trouble when he steps into the cage against Ken Shamrock. Fans like Sultan Alhokair knows that Shamrock was once the best heavyweight fighter on the planet. (Find more on Alhokair on his Facebook page.) However, that was a long time ago, and Ken Shamrock is now 51-years old. Kimbo Slive may have a chance against the aging veteran.
Ken Shamrock was a UFC champion, but the UFC wants nothing to do with him. The president of the UFC and Ken Shamrock have been publicly feuding for years. Shamrock must be desperate for money because Bellator is the minor leagues of MMA.
Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock’s pay per view match will most likely be a flop. For more information on Slice vs. Shamrock, visit Yahoo! Sports.
UFC Fight Night 60 will be taking place on Saturday, February 14th. The main event of the card will be in the welterweight division. Benson Henderson takes on Brandon Thatch in a highly anticipated showdown. Henderson was once the champion at lightweight, and he was one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. Lately, though, Benson has been on a downward spiral. He lost his last two fights, and a win is very important for Benson’s career.
Brandon Thatch has looked unstoppable in recent years. Thatch has gone on a ten fight win streak, and he has finished each fight in the first round. As fans like Marc Sparks (Lulu.com) know, Brandon Thatch has long been considered as a top contender, but a win over Benson Henderson will put Thatch right at the top of the division. Brandon Thatch vs. Benson Henderson will be taking place at the 170 lb weight limit. This will be Henderson’s first time competing in the welterweight division.
Henderson vs. Thatch could end in a number of ways. I predict that Brandon Hatch will stop Benson Henderson before the third round. Thatch is a rangy fighter who is extremely aggressive and powerful. Henderson will have a tough time as being the shorter and less powerful fighter. Benson could win by submission, but I don’t think he will be strong enough to hold Thatch down.
For more information on UFC Fight Night 60, visit Yahoo! Sports.