The Lion’s Den: MMA’s First Team Featuring Ken Shamrock

Shamrock would be the driving force behind the creation of the first real power team in mixed martial arts, going on to claim UFC gold.

In 1994, Ken Shamrock assembled the first ever MMA team – the Lion’s Den – and showed success in the ultimate individual sport was a team effort.

Originally released on UFC Fight Pass, UFC 25 Years in Short is a 25-part documentary series celebrating the UFC silver anniversary. This compilation of short films presents 25 captivating UFC stories, one for each year of existence, and every piece stands alone as an independent feature.

Viewed as a whole, these films form a larger, mosaic narrative of the UFC’s amazing evolution, fascinating characters and lasting influence.

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