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Frank Shamrock

Frank "The Legend" Shamrock

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  • Given Name: Frank Alisio Juarez III
  • MMA Record: 23-10-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Legend
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 45 | Date of Birth: 1972.12.08
  • Last Fight: April 11, 2009 in SF
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: The Alliance
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $869,790 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Santa Monica, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Frank Shamrock MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Draw | Decision
Grappling Bout

Jp Kazushi Sakuraba

Jp RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 Autumn: Aki no Jin
Main Card | 84 kg | 84 kg

2017.10.15
Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:57 Round 2 of 3, 8:57 Total

Us Nick Diaz
23-9-2 18-7-0

Us Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
Main Event | Catchweight | 180 lbs

2009.04.11
Odds: -213 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $369,790 Base | Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#21 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 3 of 5, 15:00 Total

Vn Cung Le
23-8-2 5-0-0

Us Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2008.03.29
Odds: -188 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $300,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#15 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke
4:00 Round 2 of 5, 9:00 Total

Us Phil Baroni
22-8-2 10-7-0

Us Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni
Main Event | Title Match | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2007.06.22
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $200,000 Base | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul
2:00 Round 2 of 3, 7:00 Total

Br Renzo Gracie
22-7-2 12-6-1

Us EliteXC: Destiny
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2007.02.10
Odds: -340 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:21 Round 1 of 3

Br Cesar Gracie
21-7-2 0-0-0

Us Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.03.10
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:46 Round 1 of 3

Us Bryan Pardoe
20-7-2 5-2-0

Us WEC
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2003.03.27
Win | Decision

Au Elvis Sinosic

Jp K-1

2000.12.10
Win | Submission | Strikes
4:42 Round 4 of 5, 19:42 Total

Us Tito Ortiz
18-7-2 4-1-0

Us UFC 22: Only One Can be Champion
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 199

1999.09.24
Weigh-In: 198.0 lbs (89.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#45 Greatest Fight of All Time
#13 Greatest Light Heavy MMA Fight of All Time
Draw

Jp Kiyoshi Tamura

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.04.23
Win | Submission | Punches
7:40 Round 1 of 1

Us John Lober
17-7-1 3-5-2

Br UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 199

1998.10.16
Weigh-In: 195.0 lbs (88.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Leglock
16:28 Round 1 of 1

Us Jeremy Horn
16-7-1 9-2-3

Us UFC 17: Redemption
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 199

1998.05.15
Referee: John McCarthy
#85 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Slam
0:22 Round 1 of 1

Ru Igor Zinoviev
15-7-1 4-0-2

Us UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 199

1998.03.13
Weigh-In: 192.0 lbs (87.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#71 Greatest Knockout of All Time
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:16 Round 1 of 1

Us Kevin Jackson
14-7-1 3-0-0

Jp UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan
Main Card | Title Match | Middleweight | 90 kg

1997.12.21
Weigh-In: 193.0 lbs (87.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#60 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Disqualificaton
7:17 Round 2, 0:00 Total

Us Enson Inoue
13-7-1 8-2-0

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

1997.11.29
Win | Disqualificaton

Wes Gassaway

Us Texas Regional

1997.10.26
Win | Decision

Jp Tsuyoshi Kosaka

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1997.09.26
Loss | Decision | Split

Us John Lober

Us Icon Sport

1997.01.17
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Kiuma Kunioku

Jp Pancrase

1996.12.15
Loss | KO/TKO

Jp Yuki Kondo

Jp Pancrase

1996.09.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Manabu Yamada

Jp Pancrase

1996.07.22
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
11:11 Round 1

Nl Bas Rutten
10-3-1 16-4-0

Jp Pancrase

1996.05.16
Win | Decision

Jp Osami Shibuya

Jp Pancrase

1996.04.08
Win | Decision

Jp Ryushi Yanagisawa

Jp Pancrase

1996.03.02
Win | Submission | Leglock

Jp Minoru Suzuki

Jp Pancrase

1996.01.28
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Vernon White

Jp Pancrase

1995.12.14
Win | Submission

Jp Masakatsu Funaki

Jp Pancrase

1995.11.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Takafumi Ito

Jp Pancrase

1995.09.01
Loss | Decision | Split

Nl Bas Rutten

Jp Pancrase

1995.07.23
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Takaku Fuke

Jp Pancrase

1995.06.13
Draw | Majority

Br Allan Goes

Jp Pancrase

1995.05.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Minoru Suzuki

Jp Pancrase

1995.04.08
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Jp Masakatsu Funaki

Jp Pancrase

1995.03.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Katsuomi Inagaki

Jp Pancrase

1995.01.26
Win | Decision | Majority

Nl Bas Rutten

Jp Pancrase

1994.12.16
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Jp Manabu Yamada

Jp Pancrase

1994.12.16

Frank Shamrock Wiki Update Wiki

Easily one of the most experienced veterans in the sport’s short history, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Frank Shamrock first began competing in MMA in 1994 for the Pancrase organization, defeating the likes of Bas Rutten and Vernon “Tiger” White and running his professional record to 14-7-1 before debuting for the UFC in 1997. In only his first UFC fight, Shamrock fought for and won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, beating Kevin Jackson with an Armbar. He would go on to defend his title four times over the next year, submitting veteran Jeremy Horn with a Kneebar before earning the most high-profile win of his career with a come-from-behind performance over Tito Ortiz via fourth round submission (strikes) in 1999. At that, the high water mark of his fighting career, Frank Shamrock was considered by many the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world.


After the Ortiz fight, Shamrock remained only partly active in fighting. He defeated Cesar Gracie, and Phil Baroni in an entertaining tussle, before joining the California-based Strikeforce promotion. But injuries mounted, and age crept up on Shamrock. Following a loss to Cung Le, and a domination at the hands of the younger, bigger Californian Nick Diaz, Shamrock finally announced his retirement on June 26, 2010 at the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum event, where he was given a rousing ovation inside the cage.


Shamrock was trained by his older brother Ken Shamrock in the art of submission fighting, eventually growing to love the sport and joining the Japan-based Pancrase organization, where he fought a trilogy of bouts with the great Bas Rutten. Shamrock will be remembered as one of the first fighters to display an “all around” MMA game, bringing striking, clinching and submission prowess to the cage together in an era still dominated by single-sport specialists. Shamrock was a savvy fighter and an even more savvy entertainer whose ability to generate hype for his fights almost singlehandedly kept Strikeforce afloat through its infancy.

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