Monday, April 1, 2013

Rad Fights of Yesteryear - Shamrock vs Severn II

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UFC 9: Superfight championship - Ken Shamrock vs Dan Severn

This time on Rad Fights of Yesteryear, it is perhaps the Raddest Fight to have ever existed. Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn are two legendary competitors,and, at the time of the fight, were two highly rated fighters. Severn had won the UFC 5 and Ultimate Ultimate 95 tournaments, while Shamrock was the inaugural King of Pancrase champion and the defending UFC Superfight champion (Having defeated Dan Severn to win the belt).

Due to some last-minute rule changes that allowed the event to take place in Detroit, closed fist punches to the head and headbutts were no longer allowed (This shouldn't have been too much of a problem for Shamrock, since Pancrase also barred closed fist punches). Also, thanks to a Tito Ortiz-esque litany of training injuries, Shamrock was less than 100% going into the bout.

However, because both men were incredibly skilled mixed martial artists, what went down was one of those rare fights that is both an all-out war and an epic, highly-contested, cerebral chess match.

On this, the first day of April, please enjoy "The Detroit Dance".