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 Six
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

Ken Shamrock is a well-known 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 started professionally participating in MMA on September 21, 1993, and so far has appeared in 47 events with total 28 wins and 17 losses.  Participating in Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight division, he is in contract with the UFC promotions since November 12, 1993

Early Life of Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964, in Macon, Georgia, United States. Raised in the tough streets of Reno, Nevada, United States, he was interested in martial arts from a very young age.

Ken Shamrock grew up in Reno, Nevada, United States and 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."

He holds American nationality and has 171k followers on Twitter and 18.9k followers in Instagram.

Ken Shamrock Career

His career started at the "Pancrase: Yes where he fought against Masakatsu Funaki and Win the match held on We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 1" via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 21-Sep-93. Correspondingly, he at "Pancrase: Yes fought against Yoshiki Takahashi, won the match held on We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 2" via Submission (heel hook) in round 14-Oct-93.

Additionally, on We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 3", he fought against Takaku Fuke at "Pancrase: Yes and won the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 8-Nov-93. In another equally important match, at UFC 1, he fought against Patrick Smith, won the match held on 12-Nov-93 via Submission (heel hook) in round 1. 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.

In the following event, at "Pancrase: Yes, he fought against Andre Van Den Oetelaar, won the match held on We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 4" via Submission (heel hook) in round 8-Dec-93. 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.

Consequently, at Pancrase: Pancrash! 3, he fought against Ryushi Yanagisawa, won the match held on 21-Apr-94 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, he at Pancrase: Road to the Championship 3 fought against Bas Rutten, won the match held on 26-Jul-94 via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1.

In fact, on 1-Sep-94, he 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, won the match held on 9-Sep-94 via Submission (punches) in round 1. Moreover, on 9-Sep-94, he fought against Felix Mitchell at UFC 3 and won the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1.

Added the fact, at Pancrase: Road to the Championship 5, he fought against Takaku Fuke, won the match held on 15-Oct-94 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, he at Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round fought against Maurice Smith, won the match held on 16-Dec-94 via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 1.

Respectively, on 17-Dec-94, he 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, he at Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round fought against Manabu Yamada, won the match held on 17-Dec-94 via Decision (unanimous) in round 1.

Additionally, on 26-Jan-95, he 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, he 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, he 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, he 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, he fought against Oleg Taktarov at UFC 7 and drew the match via Draw in round 1. Henceforth, he at Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 7 fought against Katsuomi Inagaki, won the match held on 14-Dec-95 via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 1. In fact, on 28-Jan-96, he 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, he 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, won the match held on 7-Dec-96 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, he at Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors fought against Kazuyuki Fujita, lost the match held on 27-Aug-00 via TKO (corner stoppage) in round 1.

Respectively, on 10-Aug-01, he fought against Sam Adkins at WMMAA 1: Megafights and won the match via Submission (Kimura) in round 1. Correspondingly, he at Pride 19 fought against Don Frye, lost the match held on 24-Feb-02 via Decision (split) in round 3. Additionally, on 22-Nov-02, he 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, he 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, he 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, he 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, he 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, he fought against Robert Berry at Cage Rage 25 and lost the match via TKO (punches) in round 1. Henceforth, he at WarGods: Valentine's Eve Massacre fought against Ross Clifton, won the match held on 13-Feb-09 via Submission (armbar) in round 1.

In fact, on 18-Jul-10, he 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, he 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.

Added the fact, at Bellator 138, he 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.

Ken Shamrock Personal Life

He is currently married to his former girlfriend turned wife, Tonya Shamrock. The married couple is living together in their Reno, Nevada, the United States based home with their three children, Rebecca, Sarah, and Christan.

Talking about his past affairs, he was married to his past spouse, Tina. The couple was also blessed with three children, Ryan, Conor, and Sean

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

Net Worth

Talking about Ken Shamrock 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 WWE. 

He is 6 ft (183 cm) tall and weighs 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st). The MMA fighter has 73'' reach.



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