On Friday, June 19, Bellator MMA touched down in St. Louis to bring fight fans everywhere Bellator 138: Unfinished Business live from the Scottrade Center. In the night’s main event, fans witnessed the highly anticipated heavyweight mtachup between UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock and internet sensation Kimbo Slice.

Slice and Shamrock were originally scheduled to face on an ill fated ElitceXC card back in 2008 before Shamrock was forced to pull out the day of the fight after suffering a cut above his eye while warming up. Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, would go on to infamously lose by TKO to Shamrock’s replacement Seth Petruzelli just 14 seconds into their contest, which all but slammed the final nail into the coffin of EltieXC.

Since that night seven years ago, Slice (4-2) to rose even more prominence after an appearance on the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter, followed by a brief run in the UFC. In his most recent bout, fans saw him on the receiving end of second round TKO to TUF castmate Matt Mitrione at UFC 113 in May 2010. Following the contest the UFC would part ways with Slice.

Shamrock (28-15-2), also a former UFC Superfight champion, would go onto compete just five more times after he was forced to pull of his fight against slice, picking up a 2-3 before going into semi-retirement. The 51-year-old has not competed since suffering a hamstring injury in his loss Mike Bourke in 2010.

All that plus a featherweight title fight between reining champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire and Daniel Weichel, a heavyweight contest between Bobby Lashley and Dan Charles, a featherweight battle between Henrey Corrales and Danie Straus as well as a lightweight bout between Derek Campos and Michael Chandler.

MAIN CARD RECAP

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock

Round 1: The fight started out with Shamrock taking Slice down right away. Slice got up and the hugged it out in the center of the cage for a little before Shamrock got Slice down again and got his back. Shamrock locked in a very deep rear-naked choke, but Kimbo did not tap. He survived the attack and Shamrock’s arms seemed to gas out. They got back to their feet and Kimbo landed two or three good shots and then one that dropped Shamrock. The referee steeped in and the madness was over.
Kimbo Slice def. Ken Shamrock by TKO (punches) Round 1 (2:22)

Patricio Freire vs. Daniel Weichel
Round 1: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire started the fight controlling the center of the cage. Pitbull landed a nice right hand early, but Weichel was not backing off of him early. Weichel landed a very solid leg kick and started to seem more comfortable in there. Pitbull then came in and landed a very nice uppercut followed a little later by a left hook. They both seemed to be holding back a little and feeling each other out, but then Weichel shot and secured a takedown. Pitbull got right back to his feet though and they continued to feel each other out. The fans actually started to boo with about thirty seconds left in the round, but then out of nowhere Weichel landed a huge shot that rocked Pitbull. He jumped on Pitbull and there was confusion on whether the round ended or if Weichel won by TKO. The referee explained there would be a second round though
Round 2: Weichel started out trying to end the fight and you could tell that Pitbull was hurt, but then out of nowhere, Pitbull landed a left hook that dropped Weichel. He followed that up with a couple shots, but the referee stepped in and Pitbull came from behind to win the fight. He was surely hurt to start the round, but he dug deep and secured the belt.
Patricio Freire def. Daniel Weichel by TKO (punches) Round 2 (0:32)
Bobby Lashley vs. Dan Charles
Round 1: It was a very long wait for this fight, but Lashley did not waste as much time as Bellator did and took Charles down right away. Charles got up shortly after, but Lashley landed a nice uppercut. He followed that up with a very strong right and then he shot for a takedown. Charles turned his back to try to get away, but Lashley rode him for a little and then landed a very nice suplex takedown. Charles got right back to his feet and then Lashley controlled Charles against the cage. Lashley landed some big knees and then tossed Charles once again. Charles once again got back to his feet, but Lashley was still landing some powerful knees until he threw Charles back down to the ground. Charles got to his feet before the round ended, but Lashley still controlled him until the bell.
Round 2: The round started fast with both fighters trying to trade early, but Lashley once again got Charles to the ground. Charles looked for a triangle, but Lashley stopped that with a powerful slam. Charles got back to his feet, but was there for a short amount of time because Lashley then slammed him back down to the ground. It was almost like the sequence was on repeat as Charles got to his feet again and then he went for another ride with Lashley slamming him to the ground. Charles was grabbing the cage a lot and it was very surprising that to this point, he did not have a point deducted. Lashley then kept the pressure on Charles on the ground and was landing some good ground and pound with Charles not fighting back at all. Lashley kept throwing strikes and Charles was just lying down and it forced the referee to stop the fight. None of the strikes were really strikes to end a fight, but Charles gave the referee no choice because he was not doing anything at all.
Bobby Lashley def. Dan Charles by TKO (strikes) Round 2 (4:14)

Henry Corrales vs. Daniel Straus
Round 1: Straus started the fight very aggressive and shot for a takedown right away. He secured the takedown, but Corrales got up quickly. Corrales then controlled the fight and had Straus against the cage. He controlled him there for a little while, but then Straus caught Corrales and rocked him. Corrales survived the fury from Straus, but Straus was on the prowl to end the fight. Straus then took Corrales down with about twenty seconds left in the round.
Round 2: The second round seemed to be equal at the start. Corrales looked like he recovered from the first round, but Straus still looked to be the aggressive fighter. Straus then caught him with a hard left hand and dropped Corrales. He jumped on his back and walk looking for the rear-naked choke. He had the leg triangle locked in and then switched to an arm triangle, but was unable to secure it. Straus then moved in full mount, but Corrales was able to get out of it. While Corrales was trying, Straus locked in a guillotine and ended the fight
Daniel Straus def. Henry Corrales by submission (guillotine) Round 2 (3:47)

Derek Campos vs. Michael Chandler
Round 1: The first round started with Campos taking the center of the cage and being the aggressor. Chandler landed a very big left and then a right hand early, but Campos fired back. Chandler then caught Campos with a bomb and dropped him. He landed a good amount of ground and pound, but Campos was able to recover and get back to his feet. Chandler then shot for a takedown and after a little scrap, he got Campos’s back and slammed him to the ground. He secured his arms and his legs and locked in a beautiful rear naked choke to win the fight.
Michael Chandler def. Derek Campos by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1 (2:17)

FULL RESULTS

MAIN CARD

Kimbo Slice def. Ken Shamrock by TKO (punches) Round 1 (2:22)
Patricio Freire def. Daniel Weichel by TKO (punches) Round 2 (0:32) – for Bellator MMA featherweight title
Bobby Lashley def. Dan Charles by TKO (strikes) Round 2 (4:14)
Daniel Straus def. Henry Corrales by submission (guillotine) Round 2 (3:47)
Michael Chandler def. Derek Campos by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1 (2:17)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Miles McDonald def. Dan O’Connor by submission (guillotine) round 3 (4:30)
Justin Lawrence def. Sean Wilson by TKO (punches) Round 1 (4:56)
Hugh Pulley def. Eric Irvin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rashard Lovelace def. Matt Helm by TKO (leg kick) Round 1 (0:58)
Enrique Watson def. Kain Royer by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1 (0:41)
Garrett Mueller def. A.J. Siscoe by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2 (1:26)
Kyle Kurtz def. Adam Cella by submission (armbar) Round 2 (4:13)
Justin Guthrie def. Steven Mann by submission (d’arce choke) Round 2 (1:09)
Chris Heatherly def. Garrett Gross by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.