Friday, November 13, 2015

At Missouri’s Shamrock FC: Shock, The Hard Hittin’ Hillbilly Kevin Croom gutted out a brutal arm bar attempt by Jacob Akin and came back to win. Note: the spike was not prohibited by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, as the body of the spikee was not under the control of the spiker – he could have let go, so what happens when he didn’t is his responsibility.

HFS origins

One of the owners of the dominant and defining league in mixed martial arts was asked once to define the power of the sport.

“… there’s the holy s— factor,” he explained. “Actually, they said ‘the holy f—ing s— factor.’ It happens at every fight. At least one or two times in every show, whether you say it out loud or you say it to yourself, you go, ‘holy shit did that just happen?’ I mean, you might see somebody do a flip, get kicked in the head, get knocked out with a punch. At some point, you’re going ‘whoah, did that just happen? Did I really just see that?’ That’s the nucleus of what our product is.”

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Shamrock Promotions was founded in 1998 to help develop young fighters in St. Louis, Missouri and create a promotion where fans could expect consistently high-quality shows. Our first event was held that year and was a sell out!

Headlined by the phrase “Las Vegas Style Fights,” our events were greatly supported by St. Louis fight fans. Shamrock Promotions had to change venues 4 times since 1998, to accommodate the demand for our sell-out shows.

In Early 2005, Shamrock Promotions branched out to start promoting events around the Midwest. Kansas City, Ks.; Springfield, Il.; and Decatur Il. are cities where Shamrock Promotions holds MMA events regularly.