Kimbo Slice Sizeable Favorite To Beat Ken Shamrock

Published on June 19th, 2015 3:39 am EST

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Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock - Fight Poster - June 2015The main event of Bellator 138 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday night will see Kimbo Slice battle Ken Shamrock.

For some people, Slice vs Shamrock is nothing more than a "freak show" that devalues the entire sport of mixed martial arts. For others, the fight is an enjoyable distraction on a Friday night between two fighters that are long past their expiration dates.

Ken Shamrock was one of the pioneers of the sport of mixed martial arts. He was around from the very beginning of the UFC, and he parlayed his fame into a short career with the WWE. After leaving the WWE, Shamrock resumed his career in fighting, which is where he remains today, even at the ripe age of 51.

Kimbo Slice, on the other hand, has had a very short career in mixed martial arts. After establishing his brand through a series of backyard fighting videos, Slice fought in EliteXC where he beat the likes of Tank Abbott and Bo Cantrell. After an infamous loss to Seth Petruzelli, Slice entered the UFC where he compiled a 1-1 record before being cut. After leaving the UFC, Slice entered professional boxing until he was signed by Bellator.

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Kimbo Slice is the clear favorite to win on Friday night - here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Kimbo Slice, -275
Ken Shamrock, +215

These odds mean that Slice would win the fight roughly 3 out of 4 times, while Shamrock has roughly a 31.75% chance of winning.

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Slice is going to rely on one thing and one thing only in this fight - his boxing. If the fight goes to the ground, Slice is going to be in big, big trouble. If Shamrock can't take the fight to the ground, there is virtually no chance that he will be able to outstrike Slice. If this fight were taking place 20 years ago, Shamrock would easily win. The year, however, is 2015, and Shamrock is over the age of 50, which is why he is the underdog.

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