Ken Shamrock “The World's Most Dangerous Man”

Photo of Ken Shamrock
Team Lion's Den
Age 55
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight Class Light-heavyweight

Ken Shamrock is an American MMA fighter and UFC Hall of Famer. He is best known for his participation in the UFC, Pancrase, Cage Rage, and PRIDE FC. He is also a former professional wrestler, best known for his participation in the WWF. Shamrock was the first UFC Superfight Champion, the same title that eventually was renamed the UFC Heavyweight Championship when weight categories were introduced to the UFC. He was also the first MMA Heavyweight Champion in Japan, winning the title of King of Pancrase. Shamrock also appeared as one of the coaches on the reality series, The Ultimate Fighter 3. During his reign as the UFC Superfight Champion, he was widely considered the #1 mixed martial artist in the world. Shamrock was also ranked by Inside MMA as one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. Post UFC, Shamrock became the coach of the Nevada Lions for the IFL, and, after the IFL was disbanded, he fought at Cage Rage 25 and at an event his production company co-promoted with War Gods. Shamrock is also the founder of the world famous and legendary mixed martial arts camp the Lion's Den, which is famous for being the most dominant fight camp in the early UFC.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 28-17-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 22 years, 4 months, 29 days
Rounds Fought 72.2
Avg. Fights/Year 2.1
Longest Layoff 4 years, 6 months, 24 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 day

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 3 22 3
Losses 12 3 2
Finish Rate 89.3%
Finished Rate 88.2%
Win by Decision Rate 10.7%
Loss by Decision Rate 11.8%
Win by KO Rate 10.7%
Loss by KO Rate 70.6%
Win by SUB Rate 78.6%
Loss by SUB Rate 17.6%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:44
Fastest KO 00:44
Fastest SUB 01:00
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 06:23
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 06:37
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 02/19/2016 L
(28-16-2)
Royce Gracie
(14-3-3)
LHW
(201.2 vs. 199.8)
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 149
1 2:22
Official MMA Fight Results 06/19/2015 L
(28-15-2)
Kimbo Slice
(4-2-0)
HW
(204.4 vs. 232.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bellator MMA 138
1 2:22
NSF 11/25/2010 L
(28-14-2)
Michael Bourke
(9-15-1)
HW TKO/RSC
King of the Cage: Platinum
1 2:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/16/2010 W
(27-14-2)
Johnathan Ivey
(35-43-0)
HW
(218.0 vs. 254.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Return of the Champions
3 5:00
NSF 07/18/2010 L
(27-13-2)
Pedro Rizzo
(18-9-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Impact FC 2: The Uprising - Sydney
1 3:33
Official MMA Fight Results 02/13/2009 W
(26-13-2)
Clifton Ross
(0-0-0)
SHW
(226.0 vs. 391.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
War Gods 2/13/09
1 1:00
NSF 03/08/2008 L
(26-12-2)
Robert Berry
(9-7-0)
KO (Strike)
Cage Rage 25: Bring It On
1 3:26
Official MMA Fight Results 10/10/2006 L
(26-11-2)
Tito Ortiz
(14-4-0)
LHW
(204.5 vs. 203.5)
KO
UFC: The Final Chapter
1 2:23
Official MMA Fight Results 07/08/2006 L
(26-10-2)
Tito Ortiz
(13-4-0)

(206.0 vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
1 1:18
NSF 10/23/2005 L
(26-9-2)
Kazushi Sakuraba
(16-9-1)
TKO/RSC
Pride 30: Fully Loaded
1 2:27
Official MMA Fight Results 04/09/2005 L
(26-8-2)
Rich Franklin
(17-1-0)
LHW
(202.5 vs. 203.5)
TKO/RSC
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Finale
1 2:44
Official MMA Fight Results 06/19/2004 W
(25-8-2)
Kimo Leopoldo
(9-3-1)
HW
(218.0 vs. 244.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 48: Payback
1 1:26
Official MMA Fight Results 11/22/2002 L
(25-7-2)
Tito Ortiz
(9-2-0)
LHW
(201.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
UFC 40: Vendetta
5 5:00
NSF 02/24/2002 L
(25-6-2)
Don Frye
(13-1-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Pride 19: Bad Blood
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/10/2001 W
(24-6-2)
Sam Adkins
(5-11-0)
Submission (Key Lock)
World Mixed Martial Arts Association: Mega Fight 1- Enter the Lions Den
1 1:26
NSF 08/27/2000 L
(24-5-2)
Kazuyuki Fujita
(2-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel due to Exhaustion)
Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
1 6:45
NSF 05/01/2000 W
(23-5-2)
Alexander Otsuka
(1-5-0)
KO (Punches)
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Final Round
1 9:43
NSF 12/07/1996 W
(22-5-2)
Brian Johnston
(2-2-0)
Submission (Forearm Choke)
UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 96
1 5:49
NSF 05/17/1996 L
(22-4-2)
Daniel Severn
(8-2-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 9: Motor City Madness
1 30:00
NSF 02/16/1996 W
(21-4-2)
Kimo Leopoldo
(3-1-0)
Submission (Knee Bar)
UFC 8: David vs Goliath
1 4:24
NSF 01/28/1996 W
(20-4-2)
Yoshiki Takahashi
(6-3-0)
Decision (Lost Points)
Pancrase: Truth 1
1 20:00
NSF 12/14/1995 W
(19-4-2)
Katsuomi Inagaki
(8-11-0)
Submission
Pancrase: Eyes Of Beast 7
1 3:19
NSF 09/08/1995 D
(19-4-1)
Oleg Taktarov
(7-1-0)
Draw
UFC 7: Brawl in Buffalo
1 33:00
NSF 07/22/1995 W
(18-4-1)
Larry Papodopoulos
(1-3-0)
Submission (Achillies Lock)
Pancrase: 1995 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1
1 2:18
NSF 07/14/1995 W
(17-4-1)
Daniel Severn
(5-1-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 6: Clash of the Titans
1 2:15
NSF 05/13/1995 L
(17-3-1)
Minoru Suzuki
(12-5-0)
Submission (Knee Bar)
Pancrase: Eyes Of Beast 4
1 2:14
NSF 04/04/1995 D
(17-3-0)
Royce Gracie
(11-1-0)
Draw
UFC 5: Return of the Beast
1 36:06
NSF 03/10/1995 W
(16-3-0)
Bas Rutten
(7-3-0)
Submission (Knee Bar)
Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 2
1 1:01
NSF 01/26/1995 W
(15-3-0)
Leon Dijk
(0-1-0)
Submission
Pancrase: Eyes Of Beast 1
1 4:45
NSF 12/17/1994 W
(13-3-0)
Masakatsu Funaki
(12-2-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament, Round 2
5:50
NSF 12/17/1994 W
(13-3-0)
Manabu Yamada
(13-5-2)
Decision
Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament, Round 2
1 30:00
NSF 12/16/1994 W
(11-3-0)
Alex Cook
(0-1-0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament, Round 1
1 1:31
NSF 12/16/1994 W
(11-3-0)
Maurice Smith
(1-1-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament, Round 1
1 4:23
NSF 10/15/1994 W
(10-3-0)
Takaku Fuke
(7-4-0)
Submission (Neck Crank)
Pancrase: Road to the Championship 5
1 3:13
NSF 09/09/1994 W
(8-3-0)
Christophe Leininger
(0-0-0)
Submission (Strikes)
UFC 3: The American Dream
1 4:47
NSF 09/09/1994 W
(8-3-0)
Felix Mitchell
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 3: The American Dream
1 4:34
NSF 09/01/1994 L
(8-2-0)
Masakatsu Funaki
(8-2-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Pancrase: Road to the Championship 4
1 2:30
NSF 07/26/1994 W
(7-2-0)
Bas Rutten
(5-1-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Pancrase: Road to the Championship 3
1 16:42
NSF 07/06/1994 W
(6-2-0)
Matt Hume
(1-1-0)
Submission (Hammerlock)
Pancrase: Road to the Championship 2
1 5:50
NSF 04/21/1994 W
(5-2-0)
Ryushi Yanagisawa
(4-2-0)
Submission
Pancrase: Pancrash 3
1 7:30
NSF 01/19/1994 L
(5-1-0)
Minoru Suzuki
(3-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Knee Injury)
Pancrase: Pancrash 1
1 7:37
NSF 12/08/1993 W
(4-1-0)
Andre Van Den Oetelaar
(0-1-0)
Submission (Ankle Lock)
Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 4
1 1:04
NSF 11/12/1993 W
(3-0-0)
Pat Smith
(0-0-0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
UFC 1: The Beginning
1 1:49
NSF 11/12/1993 L
(3-0-0)
Royce Gracie
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 1: The Beginning
1 0:57
NSF 11/08/1993 W
(2-0-0)
Takaku Fuke
(1-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from a Rear Naked Choke)
Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 3
1 0:44
NSF 10/14/1993 W
(1-0-0)
Yoshiki Takahashi
(1-0-0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 2
1 12:23
NSF 09/21/1993 W
(0-0-0)
Masakatsu Funaki
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 1
1 6:15
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