Ken Shamrock vs. Ian Freeman on July 27 in the UK


Even at the grand age of 49, despite not fighting since  November 2010, ‘The World’s most Dangerous Man’ is not ready to call it quits.

Ken Shamrock will be returning to MMA to take on British MMA star Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman for ‘The Legends World Title’ on July 27 at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, England.

Shamrock made his desire to fight Freeman public when he commentated on BAMMA 12. His wish has been granted after some heavy negotiation. 

"It is going to be my redemption! Tour i am going to make a statement for all the bad fights i have had in the last few years," sadi Shamrock. I can't tell you why i had those bad fights, but you will ask after you see my performance against ian and then people will listen to me and know it is not just making excuses why i did not perform."

"i will retire if i dont perform the way i know i can but you need to support me if i thump him the way i know. I will God bless."

Freeman is one of the pioneers of British MMA, most notably beating Frank Mir at UFC 38. Freeman, 42 has not been active to a competitive level in quite some time but has kept himself in shape by competing in charity kickboxing fights and also running his own gym.

The pair had been scheduled to fight a decade ago at UFC 43, but Shamrock withdrew with a torn ACL.

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Fight! UK Online site profile image  

5/13/13 10:54 AM by Fight! UK Online

I don't think they would totally fabricate it. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Shamrock injury or something, but he seems to need a payday so I guess we'll have to see. Would be a big ask to fill that stadium with an MMA show, but Professor Green etc. give it some mainstream appeal.

DeWebb site profile image  

5/13/13 10:20 AM by DeWebb

What are the chances the main event doesn't happen and its just a way to sell tickets?

Fight! UK Online site profile image  

5/13/13 5:22 AM by Fight! UK Online

Here's the card as it stands for this show: Main Card UCFC Legends MMA Title Ian 'The Machine'? Freeman Vs Ken Shamrock Ricco Rodriguez Vs Neil Wain Neil Grove Vs Oli Thompson Darren Towler Vs Colin Robinson Paul Taylor Vs Craig Burke Andre Winner Vs Louis Chapman British Featherweight Title Khaled Radmen Vs Zi Shah Undercard Ross Pointon Vs James Parker Ryan Boyd Vs Danny Tombs Rob Hardman Vs Nathan Wilson Lee Monaghan Vs Jeff Shamrock Dragan Pesic Vs Raz Boast Conor Hignett Vs TBC Amateur Bouts Adam Wright Vs Dan Konecke Danny Ball Vs Tom Howell Jamie Faulding Vs Tommy Miller James Harrison Vs Carl Luke They've also got Professor Green performing. Tickets start at £50/around $75.

Fight! UK Online site profile image  

4/18/13 6:52 AM by Fight! UK Online

Freeman was due to be boxing in a charity match this weekend but it's now been cancelled so he'll wait until July to get back in action.

fapout site profile image  

4/17/13 11:36 AM by fapout

Ken says that he is coming in at 220 for this fight..haha

The Mammoth site profile image  

4/17/13 8:16 AM by The Mammoth

lets get James Thompson and McCardio on that bill!!!

The Mammoth site profile image  

4/17/13 8:14 AM by The Mammoth

the last fight i saw Ken in was when he pushed Kimbo half heartedly at a weigh in/press conference when they were due to fight about 4 years ago. He looked old and drawn and scared of Kimbo back then - lt alone fighting freeman. Freeman retired as Cage Rage British champ if i recall.  

WarAJS site profile image  

4/17/13 7:49 AM by WarAJS

War Shamrock! would love to see him win via leglock then retire!

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4/17/13 7:19 AM by Fight! UK Online

Here's how the fight card is shaping up: UCFC: Legends of MMA Fight Card UCFC Legends Title Ian Freeman vs. Ken Shamrock Ricco Rodriguez vs. Neil Wain Neil Grove vs. Oli Thopmson Craig Burke vs. Paul Taylor Andre Winner vs. TBC Karl Etherington vs. TBC Dragan Pesic vs. TBC

HaoleBoy site profile image  

3/28/13 9:58 AM by HaoleBoy

my old picIan Freeman vs Carlos Barreto at Hook n Shoot