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February 15, 2016

Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie 3 Full Card/ Fight Week Schedule of Events/ Live Streams leading up to Fight Night

Bellator is hoping you are all interested in a match between two of MMA's living legends, but chances are you'll be tuning in to see the young prospects they've brought together.  Never short on entertaining spectacles Scott Coker's team is setting the stage for what I think will be less of an MMA match and more of a WWE charade in Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson) Vs DADA 5000 (Dhafir Harris) and this doesn't surprise me or in my mind take away from the attraction.  Locally we have shows that often mix talent and entertainment.  Under Bjorn Rebney Bellator began it's move toward fighter development and theatrical performances.  I remember when Rampage Jackson fought King Mo and how foreign and out of place the antics leading up to the fight seemed, but in the end the fight was entertaining and I doubt many people really gave it much thought afterward.
Ken "Shamrock" Wayne Kilpatrick, 51Yrs
Royce Gracie, 49 Yrs

Ken Shamrock is looking grizzled and old beyond his years.  Unsurprisingly Gracie is the image of health and vitality.  I say unsurprisingly because as a practitioner of BJJ and it's ideals, philosophies, and tenets I am constantly shown how beneficial it is to one's overall wellbeing.  Not sure about Ken's healthful habits, but the photos circulating give the impression that he's seen better days. Under the circumstances though I am hard pressed to find a reason that this won't be a fun fight between two iconic figures who played key roles in the upwelling of the sport in it's earliest days.  I'll be interested to see if either man has adopted new and effective tactics or if it'll be a throwback to the foundations of MMA where styles have hard lines and it would be a dishonor to venture outside those lines for any reason.  Will Shamrock stick to his guns or try and best Gracie at his own game?  Will Gracie stand and trade or be quick to take it to the mat and pressure the man once revered and feared as much as any man eating Lion?

Check out the cards here:  Tapology / Sherdog / The UG / Bellator

Over the course of the week Bellator has plenty of opportunities for the casual and the die hard fan to get acquainted with the fighters and see the preparation leading into weigh-ins and fight night. Below are the YouTube live feeds that will be live at various times.

Wednesday, February 17 Live at 3:00 p.m. CT — "Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie" Press Conference featuring: Ken Shamrock, Royce Gracie, Kimbo Slice, Dada 5000 and Bellator President Scott Coker.

Thursday, February 18 Live at 3:00 p.m. CT — Bellator Special Announcement Press Conference

Thursday, February 18 Live at 5:00 p.m. CT — "Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie" Official Weigh-Ins:

Friday, February 19 Live at 5:30 p.m. CT — "Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie" Preliminary Stream:">Watch Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie - Kimbo vs. Dada - Live Friday 9/8c on Spike

Friday, February 19 Live following last dark fight — Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie" Post-Fight Press Conference:

We always look forward to these events. Special thanks go to C.J. Tuttle the Bellator Public Relations Coordinator for including our site in his distributions. The Bellator company is a leader in the media forward arena which makes it so much more fun for the fans and gives sites like ours great information to share. Also I'd like to recognize for the great effort their team is putting into it's site. For the latest statistical information on an unprecidented amount of past, present, and future events, current and former Pro/Am fighters there is no better single site.