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