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Bellator 149: Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock video highlights

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Check out video highlights of the controversial ending to the Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock fight at Bellator 149.

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After a terrible fight between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000, Bellator 149 was headlined by an age-old battle between Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock. Gracie mostly fought on the outside until a testy exchange in the clinch, where a low blow was missed. This led to the end of the fight, which you can see below:

Here is Dallas Winston's take on the fight:

R1: Gracie stays light on his lead foot, flinging front and high kicks from southpaw. Shamrock answers with a glancing right kick to the body. Gracie continues to probe with the front leg in the form of side and low kicks. Gracie flicks a pair of outside low kicks to Shamrock's lead leg. Now an inside low kick for Gracie.

They clinch up with Gracie bouncing a surprisingly sharp knee to the head of Shamrock, who goes down awkwardly, looking like he took a groin shot. Gracie follows up with strikes and the fight is stopped. The irate Shamrock angrily approaches Gracie after the stoppage, claiming it was done on purpose. The Bellator replay does indeed show an unintentional knee that lands below the belt.

Royce Gracie defeats Ken Shamrock by TKO (knee) R1 2:22