Memorial service set for Bob Shamrock

Photo courtesy of Knucklepit.com - Bob Shamrock with 19-year-old Ken on his 1st day at college.

A memorial service for Bob Shamrock, the father of legendary MMA fighters Ken Shamrock and younger brother Frank Shamrock has been planned for 2pm Monday, January 18th at Calvary Baptist Church, 995 Paiute Lane in Susanville, CA 96130. A reception will follow at the same location – his family has announced.

Bob Shamrock died Thursday, Jan 14th at age 68 due to health complications with Diabetes at the home of his eldest son Ken Shamrock surrounded by friends and family. Bob will be remembered most for opening up his home in Susanville, CA to literally hundreds of troubled kids.

The Shamrock Boys Home was the beginning of life changing events for both Ken & Frank Shamrock who were both eventually adopted by Bob and introduced to competitive sports and eventually MMA.

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The official 2008 PRO MMA AWARDS

2008, as far as competition goes, was a great year for MMA. Some of the old guard was forced to step aside as the next generation of talented fighters made their mark. Out of all the action, some fighters and fights were more memorable and significant for various reasons. We have tried to recognize those special moments and fighters from the past year.

These are the official 2008 PRO MMA AWARDS as voted on by the staff here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info). Do you agree or disagree with our picks? Let us know. Maybe we overlooked or forgot something.

PRO MMA FIGHT OF THE YEAR: Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda at WEC 34 on 6/1/2008

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR: Rashad Evans’ KO of Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 on 9/6/2008

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