Adopted brothers Ken Shamrock (26-13-2), a UFC hall of famer, and Frank Shamrock (23-9-2), a former UFC and Strikeforce champion, have agreed, in principle, to square off in the main event of a 2009 pay-per-view event, according to ESPN.com.
Ken Shamrock, a loser of five-straight and seven of his last eight, was to headline EliteXC “Heat” last Saturday opposite Kimbo Slice but was forced to withdraw from the bout just hours before it was set to take place after sufferening a cut above his eye while warming up for the fight. Many speculated that the last-minute withdrawal would likely mark the end of Shamrocks career, and along with it the possibility of a bout against his brother Frank.
Frank Shamrock, meanwhile, had won ten-straight fights before dropping two of his last three contests. Shamrock lost via disqualification to Renzo Gracie at EliteXC “Destiny” in early-2007 after kneeing his head while on the ground, but bounced back to win the Strikeforce middleweight title by submitting Phil Baroni in mid-2007. His title reign would be short-lived, however, as he’d go on to lose the title to Cung Le via TKO in March after being unable to continue due to a broken arm.
Elite XC, CBS, and Showtime are all expected to involved in broadcasting the event, which is expected to take place in April, though no location or venue has yet been determined.