Ken Shamrock to fight Ian Freeman on July 27 in the UK

Updated: March 27, 2013

UFC Hall of Famer, Ken Shamrock will be returning to MMA on July 27 to take on British MMA star Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman under the Ultimate Cage Fighting Championship banner at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster,England.

Shamrock,a UFC Superfight Champion, made his desire to fight Freeman public when he commentated on BAMMA 12. His wish has been granted after some heavy negotiation. Shamrock has been in fights with some of all time greats including Royce Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba but it looks like even at the grand age of 49, ‘The World’s most Dangerous Man’ is not ready to call it quits. He has not fought since November 2010. His last fight in the UK saw him lose by TKO to Robert ‘Buzz’ Berry in 2008.

Freeman meanwhile is classed as 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 and has teased comeback fights on a few occasions. Freeman also had a small TV career in the UK, starring in the ‘Britain’s Hardest’ series.

Shamrock and Freeman were actually scheduled to fight at UFC 43, only for Shamrock to pull out of the fight with a torn ACL. This fight is scheduled for ‘The Legends World Title’.


  1. Tattu of MMA

    March 27, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I love it to see this two guys collide like terminators shure it gonna be a war like world war 3
    I think this is the best match up so far and that this wil be the fight of the century
    Can’t wait, don’t wanna die soon before I have seen this fight
    It wil be fun, can’t wait i’m counting the days please make it fast may the best man win (I hope shamrock he is cool looking mofo (no homo))

    • Kenny S.

      March 27, 2013 at 2:35 am

      Great comment dude
      I totally agree!

    • Arnie

      March 27, 2013 at 2:37 am

      I’ll be back

  2. CoundonJujitsu

    March 27, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Looking forward to watching this fight, I will be watching The Machine warm up in just under a months time in a charity boxing match.

    Two great fighters but sadly I can see Ken pulling out again though for one reason or another.

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  4. Anonymous

    March 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Kens way to old he’s not near the same calibre fighter he used to be yeah he’s got plenty of heart and balls for wanting this bit he’s not got it in him anymore.
    Ians gonna take him out Kens living in the past