UFC 113, which is scheduled for the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 8, 2010, will indeed feature the pay-per-view (PPV) debut of Spike TV/CBS ratings monster, Kimbo Slice.
Company president Dana White today confirmed that former backyard brawler will take on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 castmate, Matt Mitrione, in a potentially hard-hitting heavyweight attraction.
Slice is fresh off a bizarre unanimous decision victory over Houston Alexander, during which he essentially chased the “Nebraskan Assassin” around the Octagon for three full rounds. He eventually was able to track him down in the second round, showing some flashes of improvement in his overall mixed martial arts arsenal.
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It remains a fact that there is no “safe fight” for Kimbo in the UFC. Mitrione hits hard and has a solid chin, he could give Kimbo fits.
I’m also very curious to see what kind of interest Kimbo draws at an event where people have to pay to see him fight. There has never been a Kimbo Slice fight that you couldn’t watch for free. Will people spend $45 on the curiosity factor the same way they tuned in to CBS or Spike?