Ken Shamrock Biography

( 1964 - )

Facts of Ken Shamrock

Date of Birth: 1964, February 11
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick
Famous Name The World's Most Dangerous Man
Father Richard Kilpatrick
Mother Diane Kilpatrick
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Macon, Georgia, United States
Currently Working For Retired
Salary $100,000
Net Worth $1.5 million
Weight in KG 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Affair with Tina
Currently Married Tonya Shamrock
Married to Tonya Shamrock
Children Seven
Divorce Once with Tina
Squad No MMA fighter
Profession Fighter and Wrestler
Current City Reno, Nevada, the United States
Famous for Fighting
Awards UFC Super Fight Champion
Past married if any Tina
School attended Lassen High School
University attended Shasta College
Father Nationality American
Mother Nationality American
Full Name Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick

Ken Shamrock is a well-known semi-retired American mixed martial artist best known for his work on UFC in the Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight division.

 

Ken's fighting technique is a mixture of Shootfighting, Kickboxing, Wrestling, and Muay Thai. He also wrestled for the WWF or WWE, Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi, Universal Wrestling Federation, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Shamrock started professionally participating in MMA on September 21, 1993, and so far Shamrock has appeared in 47 events with a record of 28 wins and 17 losses. Continue to read for information regarding his career, net worth, personal life, family and more. 

Early Life of Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964, in Macon, Georgia, United States. He holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Shamrock was born to Richard Kilpatrick and Diane Kilpatrick. Shamrock has three brothers. His father abandoned the family when Shamrock was five years old. 

His mother remarried and the family got relocated. Raised in the tough streets of Reno, Nevada, United States, Shamrock was interested in martial arts from a very young age. He left home at the age of 13 and was later adopted by Bob  Shamrock from a foster home. 

Ken Shamrock started practicing various forms of martial arts, further, in his UFC player's profile, he stated:

"I started fighting because I knew my interest. It's all about having confidence in yourself, I don't fear that man standing across from me."

Ken Shamrock Career

Shamrock's career started at the "Pancrase: Yes We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 1" where he fought against Masakatsu Funaki and won the match via submission (arm-triangle choke) on September 21, 1993. Correspondingly,  at "Pancrase: Yes We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 2" he fought against Yoshiki Takahashi, won the match via Submission (heel hook).

Additionally, on "Pancrase: Yes We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 3", Ken Shamrock fought against Takaku Fuke and won the match via submission (rear-naked choke). In another equally important match, at UFC 1, Shamrock fought against Patrick Smith, won the match via Submission (heel hook) on 12-Nov-93. Later in his next match, on 12-Nov-93, he fought against Royce Gracie at UFC 1 and lost the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1.

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In the following event, at "Pancrase: Yes We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 4" Shamrock fought against Andre Van Den Oetelaar and won the match held on via Submission (heel hook). In one of the most remembered bouts, on 19-Jan-94, he fought against Minoru Suzuki at Pancrase: Pancrash! 1 and lost the match via Submission (kneebar) in round 1.

YouTube: Ken Shamrock Highlight

Consequently, at Pancrase: Pancrash! 3, Ken Shamrock fought against Ryushi Yanagisawa and won the match via submission (heel hook) in round 1. In addition to that, on 6-Jul-94, he fought against Matt Hume at Pancrase: Road to the Championship 2 and won the match via Submission (Kimura) in round 1. Henceforth,  at Pancrase: Road to the Championship 3 Shamrock fought against Bas Rutten and won the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1.

In fact, on 1-Sep-94, Ken Shamrock fought against Masakatsu Funaki at Pancrase: Road to the Championship 4 and lost the match via Submission (choke) in round 1. All things considered, at UFC 3, he fought against Christophe Leininger and won the match held on 9-Sep-94 via Submission (punches) in round 1. Moreover, on 9-Sep-94, Shamrock fought against Felix Mitchell at UFC 3 and won the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1.

Furthermore, at Pancrase: Road to the Championship 5, the MMA fighter fought against Takaku Fuke and won the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1. Furthermore, on 16-Dec-94, he fought against Alex Cook at Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round and won the match via Submission (heel hook) in round 1. Respectively,  at Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round Shamrock fought against Maurice Smith, won the match held on 16-Dec-94 via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 1.

 
 
 
 
 
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Respectively, on 17-Dec-94, Ken Shamrock fought against Masakatsu Funaki at Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round and won the match via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 1. Correspondingly, at Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round he fought against Manabu Yamada, won the match via Decision (unanimous) in round 1.

Additionally, on 26-Jan-95, Shamrock fought against Leon Dijk at Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 1 and won the match via Submission (heel hook) in round 1. In another equally important match, at Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 2, he fought against Bas Rutten, won the match held on 10-Mar-95 via Submission (kneebar) in round 1. Later in his next match, on 7-Apr-95, Shamrock fought against Royce Gracie at UFC 5 and drew the match via Draw in round 1.

In the following event, at Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 4, Ken Shamrock fought against Minoru Suzuki, lost the match held on 13-May-95 via Submission (kneebar) in round 1. In one of the most remembered bouts, on 14-Jul-95, he fought against Dan Severn at UFC 6 and won the match via Submission (guillotine choke) in round 1. Consequently, at Pancrase: 1995 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round, the MMA fighter fought against Larry Papadopoulos, won the match held on 22-Jul-95 via Submission (Achilles lock) in round 1.

In addition to that, on 8-Sep-95, Ken Shamrock fought against Oleg Taktarov at UFC 7 and drew the match via Draw in round 1. Henceforth, at Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 7, he fought against Katsuomi Inagaki, won the match held via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 1. In fact, on 28-Jan-96, Shamrock fought against Kazuo Takahashi at Pancrase: Truth 1 and won the match via Decision (lost points) in round 1. All things considered, at UFC 8, he fought against Kimo Leopoldo, won the match held on 16-Feb-96 via Submission (kneebar) in round 1.

Moreover, on 17-May-96, Shamrock fought against Dan Severn at UFC 9 and lost the match via Decision (split) in round 1. Added the fact, at Ultimate Ultimate 1996, he fought against Brian Johnston and won the match via Submission (forearm choke) in round 1. Furthermore, on 1-May-00, he fought against Alexander Otsuka at Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals and won the match via KO (punches) in round 1. Respectively, at Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors Shamrock fought against Kazuyuki Fujita, lost the match via TKO (corner stoppage) in round 1.

Respectively, on 10-Aug-01, Ken Shamrock fought against Sam Adkins at WMMAA 1: Megafights and won the match via Submission (Kimura) in round 1. Correspondingly, at Pride 19 he fought against Don Frye and lost the match held on 24-Feb-02 via Decision (split) in round 3. Additionally, on 22-Nov-02, Shamrock fought against Tito Ortiz at UFC 40 and lost the match via TKO (corner stoppage) in round 3. In another equally important match, at UFC 48, the MMA fighter fought against Kimo Leopoldo, won the match held on 19-Jun-04 via KO (knee) in round 1.

Later in his next match, on 9-Apr-05, Ken Shamrock fought against Rich Franklin at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell Finale and lost the match via TKO (punches) in round 1. In the following event, at Pride 30: Fully Loaded, he fought against Kazushi Sakuraba, lost the match held on 23-Oct-05 via TKO (punch) in round 1. In one of the most remembered bouts, on 8-Jul-06, Shamrock fought against Tito Ortiz at UFC 61: Bitter Rivals and lost the match via TKO (elbows) in round 1.

Consequently, at Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter, Ken Shamrock fought against Tito Ortiz, lost the match held on 10-Oct-06 via TKO (punches) in round 1. In addition to that, on 8-Mar-08, Shamrock fought against Robert Berry at Cage Rage 25 and lost the match via TKO (punches) in round 1. Henceforth, at WarGods: Valentine's Eve Massacre Shamrock fought against Ross Clifton, won the match held on 13-Feb-09 via Submission (armbar) in round 1.

In fact, on 18-Jul-10, the MMA fighter fought against Pedro Rizzo at Impact FC 2 and lost the match via TKO (leg kicks and punches) in round 1. All things considered, at USA MMA: Return of the Champions, Shamrock fought against Johnathan Ivey, won the match held on 16-Oct-10 via Decision (unanimous) in round 3. Moreover, on 25-Nov-10, he fought against Mike Bourke at KOTC: Platinum and lost the match via TKO (leg injury) in round 1.

Further, at Bellator 138, Ken Shamrock fought against Kimbo Slice, lost the match held on 19-Jun-15 via TKO (punches) in round 1. Furthermore, on 19-Feb-16, he fought against Royce Gracie at Bellator 149 and lost the match via TKO (knee and punches) in round 1.

Also Read: Baby Slice Biography 

Ken Shamrock Personal Life

Ken Shamrock is currently married to his long-time girlfriend turned wife, Tonya Shamrock. The married couple is living together in their Reno, Nevada, the United States based home. They don't have children together but Tonya has three children, Rebecca, Sarah, and Christan, whom Shamrock has adopted as his own.

CAPTION: Ken Shamrock with wife Tonya Shamrock SOURCE: Times Union

Talking about his past affairs, he was married to his past spouse, Tina. The couple was also blessed with three sons, Ryan, Connor, and Sean and a daughter Fallon Marie.

Recently, he has also become a grandfather of his ten grandchildren, a boy Ethan from his son Ryan, and two girls, Marilyn, and Jayden from his step-daughter Rebecca among others.

While Ken Shamrock was working for WWE, he had a kayfabe sister called Ryan Shamrock, whose real name was Alicia Webb. The two actually dated in real life for some time and they had an age difference of 16 years.

Ken Shamrock Net Worth

Talking about Ken Shamrock's net worth, he is estimated to have earned around $100,000 from his last fight against Royce Gracie on February 19, 2016

As per many tabloids, his current net worth is reportedly around  $1.5 million and so far his main source of income remains his career as a fighter. He is a resident of Reno, Nevada, United States and makes a good sum of money out of his MMA career.

Ken Shamrock Facts

Shamrock is 6 ft (183 cm) tall and weighs 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st). The MMA fighter has 73'' reach. He is 54 years old as of now. Shamrock has a huge fan following on his Twitter and Instagram account. 



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