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Bellator 138 Preview: Kimbo vs. Shamrock

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock
Bellator 138: Kimbo vs. Shamrock
Bellator 138: Kimbo vs. Shamrock

This Friday night, June 19th, street-fighting superstar Kimbo Slice will finally throw down with MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock. The main card for Bellator 138 is stacked, with a featherweight title fight in Patricio Pitbull vs. Daniel Weichel, former champions Michael Chandler and Daniel Straus, and former WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley on the card. Making a never-before-seen rise to fame through YouTube videos of bare-knuckle fist fights, Kimbo tested the waters in MMA. Training under Bas Rutten, he submitted former WBO heavyweight boxing champion, Ray Mercer. Kimbo would go on to beat Bo Cantrell, Tank Abbott, and James Thompson.

With Kimbo’s MMA legitimacy rising in the eyes of the fans, he was matched up against another name that was known to the masses – Ken Shamrock. The battle was set to take place at

Mike Finch is a Mixed Martial Arts journalist, commentator, interviewer, and fighter from Illinois. He is the 5-0 HTMMA welterweight champion, and an 11-time Jiu Jitsu medalist. Finch began following the sport of MMA when he was 10 years old, since accumulating 5 years of experience as an MMA journalist. He is the current XFO professional commentator and has worked with Chicago's MMA, MMA Recap, MMA Free Agent, the United Combat League, Hidden Talent MMA, Inside the Cage Radio, and now writes exclusively for Royal Divide.

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