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Jeff Shamrock a Strikeforce fighter

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Add another Shamrock to the world of professional mixed martial arts.

Jeff Shamrock -- nephew or UFC hall of famer Ken Shamrock and another member of the famous family of fighters -- recently inked a deal with Strikeforce to compete in its welterweight division.

The 18-year-old member of Ken Shamrock's Lion's Den Elite Fight Team will make his debut for the organization on its next event, which has yet to be announced.

Here's what the youngster had to say about the major step in his career:

"I am very thankful for this opportunity. Signing with Strikeforce gives me a chance to put all of my training to the test, and to develop an elite fighter. I am really looking forward to fighting for them."

His uncle and head trainer added this:

"Jeff is a very strong and aggressive fighter. He has been training hard and has developed impressive skills on the mat, including his take down and submission skills. I have no doubt that Jeff will do extremely well."

In his amateur debut, Jeff was victorious with a first round submission win over Kyle Davey.

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