Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den Holds Open Tryouts

On Sunday, November 2nd a new breed of MMA champions will be chosen. As part of the Lion’s Den Middletown grand opening celebration, MMA Legend Ken Shamrock will be holding open tryouts for the highly anticipated Lion’s Den Middletown Elite Fight Team. The tryout’s will be open to all experienced, professional mixed martial arts fighters, and will take place in the state of Connecticut at Shamrock’s newest MMA training facility. Fighter registration begins at 9:00 am with tryouts commencing at 10:00 am sharp.

The Lion’s Den has a reputation as one of the most feared and respected MMA fight team organizations in the world. Elite Team hopefuls often travel from across the United States to compete for a chance to represent the Lion’s Den. Those choosing to compete for one of the highly coveted spots better come prepared. Competitors must meet the extremely rigid qualifying standards set by Shamrock to become a member of this elite team of athletes.

“Only fighters that excel in every level of the grueling competition will make the cut. The competition will be tough, our standards are extremely high. Athletes will be required to display their mixed martial arts skills during a series of extremely challenging drills. If they score high enough to avoid early elimination, they will move on to the next round and will eventually compete in multiple live MMA elimination matches. The tryout process is intense, the competitors not only have to have heart, they will have to prove their skills as well”, stated Ken Shamrock, MMA Legend and founder of the Lion’s Den.

During the tryouts the skills of each fighter will be carefully evaluated by Ken and the Lion’s Den Middletown coaches, all champions and proven experts in their discipline. The competitors that are able to meet the high standards set by Shamrock will not only train with the best, they will have the opportunity to put their skills and training to the test in nationwide MMA events as a Lion’s Den Elite Team fighter.

For those interested in taking their MMA career to the next level, tryouts for the Lion’s Den Elite team will be held at Lion’s Den Middletown located at 1385 Newfield Street, Middletown, Connecticut. Tryouts will be highly competitive and space is limited. Competitors must provide their own MMA gear for the competition; including shin guards, 16 oz gloves, MMA gloves, mouth piece, head gear and groin protector. Please call 860-613-2394 or log on to for more details.