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Ken Shamrock pro
Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick
BornFebruary 11, 1964
FromWarner Robins, Georgia, United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameKen Shamrock
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight201 lb (91 kg; 14.4 st)


Kenneth Shamrock (Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick; February 11, 1964) better known by his ring name Ken Shamrock, a American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer, and retired professional wrestler who performed in WWF.

Shamrock became known early on in the UFC for his rivalry with Royce Gracie. After fighting to a draw with Gracie in the inaugural Superfight, he became the first UFC Superfight Champion after defeating Dan Severn at UFC 6; the title was eventually replaced by the UFC Heavyweight Championship when weight categories were introduced to the UFC.[6] He was also the first foreign MMA Champion in Japan, winning the title of King of Pancrase. During his reign as the UFC Superfight Champion, he was widely considered the #1 mixed martial artist in the world.[7] Shamrock was also ranked by Inside MMA as one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time.[8] Shamrock is the founder of the Lion's Den mixed martial arts training camp. He is also the older adopted brother of Frank Shamrock.

In addition to his mixed martial arts career, Shamrock enjoyed considerable success in professional wrestling, particularly during his tenures with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). In the WWF, he is a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time World Tag Team Champion and the 1998 King of the Ring. He headlined multiple pay-per-view events in both promotions, including D-Generation X: In Your House, where he challenged for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. WWE has credited Shamrock with popularizing the ankle lock submission hold