Bellator 138 draws 2.1 million peak for Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice
Ken Shamrock vs. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson produced record ratings for Bellator MMA, Spike TV today announced.
The catchweight bout, which headlined this past Friday’s event at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, drew 2.1 million viewers in its timeslot of 11:45 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET/PT, the network said in a press release, obtained by MMAjunkie.
Kimbo Slice Says He’s Going To Break Ken Shamrock’s Jaw And Retire Him
Kimbo Slice made it clear that he plans to retire UFC Hall Of Famer Ken Shamrock when the two meet inside the Bellator cage next Friday night in St. Louis, Missouri.
Slice, who was originally scheduled to meet Shamrock in the now defunct EliteXC promotion back in 2008 when an accidental cut to Shamrock forced the fight to be canceled on the day of the show.
Mike Richman Suspended Two Years After Failed Drug Test
Bantamweight fighter Mike Richman has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug following his latest bout in the Bellator MMA cage.
Multiple sources Tuesday confirmed to Sherdog.com that Richman failed a post-fight drug test administered by the California State Athletic Commission after his unanimous decision loss to Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 137. The event took place May 15 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139
An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice.
Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel Sanchez at the upcoming card in Mulvane, Kansas, on June 26. The promotion announced the new match-up on Monday.
Bubba Jenkins returns to action against Joe Wilk at Bellator 139 on June 26
Standout wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Bubba Jenkins will return to the Bellator MMA cage on June 26 when he meets Joe Wilk at Bellator 139.
The featherweight matchup will air on the preliminary card, which streams on MMAjunkie prior to the Spike TV-televised main card at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan.
Jenkins, as well as a senior Bellator official, confirmed the matchup to MMAjunkie.