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MMA Hall of Fame: Ken Shamrock

Written on February 05, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC Hall of Fame inductee, Ken Shamrock, is this week's featured fighter at Fighting Insider.

Born as Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964, Ken Shamrock emerged as one of the biggest stars in Mixed Martial Arts. He is widely considered as a legendary icon in the sports, being able to headline 15 main events and co-main events in the UFC and Pride Fighting Championship. Ken Shamrock was also able to set numerous pay-per-view records with his drawing power.

In addition to this, Ken Sharmrock is distinguished as Royce Gracie’s number one rival. Following his match with Royce Gracie at Superfight’s inaugural event that resulted to a draw, he became the first UFC Superfight Champion after defeating Dan Severn at UFC 6. After inducting the weight categories in UFC, Ken Shamrock’s title was eventually renamed as UFC Heavyweight Champion. More over, Ken Shamrock was also the first MMA Heavyweight Champion in Japan after winning the King of Pancrase title.

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MMA Hall of Fame: Randy Couture

Written on January 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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An American UFC fighter, Hall of Fame member and actor, Randy Couture is one the most notable names in the Mixed Martial Arts that you'll hear.

Randy “The Natural” Couture proved himself to be an awesome fighter to watch. Born on June 22, 1963 in Lynnwood, Washington, Randy Couture served in the military for six years after graduating from high school. During his time in the army, he took up some boxing lessons to relieve himself of the boring army drills. However, Randy Couture did not receive any boxing match.

Randy Couture made his UFC debut in 1997. He fought in the heavyweight class, defeating Tony Halme and Steven Graham. But after acquiring two consecutive losses, he moved to the light-heavyweight division. In his first light-heavyweight match, Randy Couture defeated Chuck Lidell via knock out, and snatched the light heavyweight title. Randy Couture is the only fighter that was able to take out two championship titles in the history of UFC. More over, he is the only fighter to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member.

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