Bellator 149 Pre-Event Notes

On Friday night, Bellator will host Bellator 149 live on Spike TV. The main event features hopefully the final bout of a three-fight trilogy between UFC hall of famers Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock. In the co-main event, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson returns to action against fellow veteran street fighter Dhafir "Dada 5000" Harris.

Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock III

Royce Gracie’s highest ranking per Fight Matrix was #1 heavyweight. He last held that ranking on 10/1/1994 -- over 21 years and three months ago.

Ken Shamrock’s peak was also #1 heavyweight, last held 4/1/1995 over 20 years ago

Shamrock has not been ranked since 2008 despite fighting five times. Gracie has also been unranked since 2008, but his last fight was in 2007 at the Dynamite!! USA show.

Shamrock and Gracie combined for only 13 significant strikes at UFC 5

At UFC 5, Gracie landed 355 total strikes, but only 3 were counted significant by FightMetric

Gracie vs. Shamrock at UFC 5 was the first draw in UFC history

Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris

Dada 5000 has fought for only three minutes and 26 seconds during his MMA career. He has never been ranked by Fight Matrix.

Per Compustrike, Shamrock and Kimbo Slice combined for only four landed strikes in their last fight at Bellator 138.

Before stopping Shamrock, Kimbo had not won via knockout since the 2008 Elite XC debut on CBS

In his last fight, Dada 5000 scored a 50-second knockout over Tim Papp. Papp was making his professional MMA debut. His record now stands at 1-10 with his only win coming when his opponent was disqualified for an illegal knee. He has been stopped in all of his losses. Papp last fought in 2014 against Art Park on a Rage in the Cage show. Park won via knockout in 15 seconds.

Dada 5000’s other opponent, Cedric James was 0-4 at the time. His record now stands at 0-6 with losses coming against UFC veterans Hector Urbina and Walt Harris as well as Bellator fighter Tony Johnson. James would go on to fight in Dada's BYB Extreme promotion.

Dada 5000 spent only 44 seconds on the bottom against James before the referee restarted the fight on the feet. James was moving into the mount at the time. You can see for yourself here.

After showing less than stellar pad work during an open workout, Dada found himself as a pretty sizable underdog. However, late on Wednesday a lot of money came in on him and significantly move the line. The following is a screenshot from BestFightOdds.com.