Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock to Headline Bellator Event

June 20th in St. Louis will host one of the most polarizing bouts in Bellator history.

Some fans calling it a sideshow, others looking forward to it; this bout will certainly draw viewers to the summer event at the Scottrade Center

via MMA Junkie:

Slice is veteran slugger previously known for a series of underground fights posted to YouTube, and later for a career with the now-defunct EliteXC promotion and eventually the UFC.

Slice had a brief run in the UFC and on “The Ultimate Fighter 10″ after an upset loss to Seth Petruzelli in 2008 and the subsequent collapse of EliteXC, which featured him prominently in a series of highly promoted network-televised events on CBS. Slice was actually supposed to fight Shamrock, but after the MMA trailblazer suffered a cut just prior to the fight, Petruzelli stepped in as a replacement and pulled off the upset.

“I remember how excited I was when this fight was originally announced, and how disappointed I was when it didn’t come to fruition at that time,” Bellator President Scott Coker stated. “I’m very happy we were able to put this one together because I know these guys still have a lot of unfinished business to take care of, and when they do, it will be something special.”

In recent years, Slice had turned his attention to pro boxing, where he racked up a 7-0 mark against a string of largely overmatched opponents.

Shamrock, meanwhile, has been on the sidelines since November 2010. The 22-year pro wasslated for an April bareknuckle-boxing bout, which according to Shamrock, will take place at a later date (via Twitter)

Who do you think wins?

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