‘Tank’ was out, now back in at ‘WAR GODS’ – results & round by round summary

Ken Shamrock (26-13-2) at 205 pounds will be fighting the 345 behemoth, Ross Clifton, in the main event tonight at ‘WAR GODS: VALENTINE’S EVE MASSACRE’ in Fresno, California. MMA fans can watch the event in a LIVE streaming webcast starting at 6:30pm PT / 8:30pm CT at Sherdog.

David “Tank” Abbott (9-14) was slated to fight Mike “The Rhino” Bourke (8-11-1) in the co-main event, the fight was scrapped as of earlier today but the promtion worked it out and the fight is back on! Abbott weighed in at 265 pounds, while Bourke was 293 pounds.

We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) are providing live real-time round by round updates on the action so stay tuned.

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Ross Clifton needs to channel his inner Kevin McBride

Ross Clifton to fight Ken Shamrock Feb.13
Ross Clifton to fight Ken Shamrock at WAR GODS on Feb.13

Whether it is fair or not, some names just become synonymous with certain sports. In combat sports it seems as if both promoters and fans need these names in order to drum up interest in events. For example, in boxing the Mohammed Ali void was filled by Mike Tyson, and as far as MMA goes Ken Shamrock has been the torch bearer. Despite the fact that younger and more exciting stars emerge, these men remain in their sport’s spotlight well beyond their athletic prime.

Stars in combat sports get old, that is just a fact of life. As their talents and physical abilities wane, promoters’ interest in featuring the same names remains. Since the fighters are not what they once were, they are matched against continually lower and lower levels of competition.

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