On Friday, June 19, Bellator MMA hosted its 138th event, dubbed Unfinished Business, from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The main event featured a fight seven years in the making as Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson locked horns with Ken Shamrock. The pair were expected to meet in 2008, but Shamrock suffered a cut in training and was forced out of the bout at the last minute. The 41-year-old Slice had not fought in MMA since falling via TKO at UFC 113 to Matt Mitrione in 2010. Like his opponent, the 51-year-old Shamrock had been out of action since 2010.
In the co-main event of the evening, the promotion’s featherweight kingpin, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, put his title on the line against submission specialist Daniel Weichel. Pitbull stretched his winning streak to six with a fourth-round finish of Daniel Straus in January. Weichel, meanwhile, had won seven straight, including a decision win over former champion Pat Curran in February.
The event kicked off Friday with a preliminary card stream on Spike.com at 6:45 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card followed at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
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