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Blast From Past: Slice, Shamrock To Square Off For Bellator

Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock will headline a Bellator MMA event this June from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, officials announced Thursday.

Set for June 20, the bout will air live on Spike TV.

Slice (4-2) and Shamrock (28-15-2) were set to collide seven years ago under the Strikeforce banner, but Shamrock was removed after suffering a cut. Seth Petruzelli stepped in as a replacement and bested Slice.

“I remember how excited I was when this fight was originally announced, and how disappointed I was when it didn’t come to fruition at that time,” Bellator president Scott Coker said. “I’m very happy we were able to put this one together because I know these guys still have a lot of unfinished business to take care of, and when they do, it will be sometihng special.”

Slice has not competed in MMA since a loss to Matt Mitrione in the UFC after competing on The Ultimate Fighter. Instead, he switched to boxing, where he has won seven in a row.

Shamrock is a member of the UFC’s Hall of Fame.

4 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    If this was a fight 7 yrs ago, I might be interested

  • hindsightufuk says:

    I miss the pre Viacom Bellator days so damn much. That product was perfect, now look at this monstrosity dripping with feces, much like Jim Genias writing.

  • sdouglasmc says:

    What is alarming about this bout isn’t that it is happening, it’s actually quite interesting in a circus sideshow kind of manner, but the fact that it is “headlining” a card.

    You are not saying very much about the quality of your product if this is what will be featured first and foremost on marketing materials for this event.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I wonder if there’s something with Kimbo and around Missouri, the majority of his boxing fights (I think) were just 30-45 mins away from me at the casinos, and now this match is 3 hrs away from me in StL

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