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Royce Gracie defeats Ken Shamrock

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Royce Gracie has defeated Ken Shamrock in the first round at Bellator 149. Shamrock was not pleased with the ending.

Gracie ended the fight with strikes, but Shamrock thought he got hit in the groin. He was displeased and yelled at the referee and said he did it on purpose after the fight.

“I’m a fighter and I’m here to fight,” Gracie said. “We’ve been fighting from the beginning.”

Shamrock has dropped his second straight fight in Bellator, as he lost to Kimbo Slice in June 2015 in the first round by a knockout. This fight was also ended in the first round, as well.

Gracie, who defeated Shamrock in the first UFC pay-per-view fight, improved to 15-2-3 in his career. Shamrock drops to 28-17-2 – and it’s the first knockout win of Gracie’s career.

The left knee showed a straight shot to the groin – which wasn’t clear on the second camera view. But, the referee may not have seen it, which is why the fight continued. The announcers said it’s the referee, who has to see it, in order to call it.

“I’m disappointed,” Shamrock said. “I was disappointed and I got upset. I really wanted this.”

This fight ended in controversy, as it did in their first fight. Gracie defeated Shamrock in their first fight, as “The Most Dangerous Man” complained about a shoe problem.

This was Gracie’s first fight since he defeated Kazushi Sakuraba in June 2007 at K-1 Hero’s Dynamite USA. Gracie won by unanimous decision.

Shamrock hasn’t won since USA MMA – Return of the Champions when he won a unanimous decision over Johnathan Ivey in Oct. 2010.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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