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Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice

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  • Given Name: Kevin Ferguson
  • Professional MMA Record: 4-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1974.02.08
  • Last Fight: May 08, 2010 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 225.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $700,000 USD
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Born: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Miami, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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A former Division I collegiate football player for the Miami Hurricanes who had fallen into work as a bouncer, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson first made his name by competing in a series of underground street fights held in backyards and boat docks. The tapes of Ferguson dominating his opponents were uploaded across the internet and became a sensation. Ferguson received his “Slice” moniker after lacerating the face of one such YouTube opponent. He is now known as "Kimbo Slice," and is one of the most recognized, and infamous, fighting figures in history.


Seizing on his internet-fueled popularity, the now-defunct EliteXC promotion offered Ferguson a contract to compete in mixed martial arts. Ferguson debuted for the promotion in 2007 and ran his professional record to 3-0, with knockout wins over MMA pioneer Tank Abbott and veteran James Thompson, before suffering the first defeat of his career on live network television to journeyman and late fill-in Seth Petruzelli in October of 2008. The surprise knockout was a disaster for the teetering EliteXC and hastened its shuttering.


Following the deflating loss, in a move that shocked both fans and industry insiders alike, Ferguson was picked up by the UFC, where he was featured as the star attraction on the tenth season of the popular Spike TV reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” Although he did not win the heavyweight tournament, Ferguson was given a contract with the promotion, and defeated veteran light heavyweight knockout artist Houston Alexander in his official UFC debut in December of 2009. Following a lackluster showing in which Ferguson was dominated by fellow Ultimate Fighter Matt Mitrione, Ferguson was released from the UFC.


While many MMA fans openly scoff at the idea of Ferguson competing in the top fight promotion in the world, the enigmatic fighter has continued to draw impressive TV ratings each time he fights, having been involved in several of the most-watched mixed martial arts events in the sport’s history. He has also drawn the praise of UFC President Dana White, who upon releasing Ferguson from the promotion nevertheless praised the fighter's heart and character.


Kimbo also competed for Cage Fury Fighting Championships against former WBO boxing heavyweight champ Ray Mercer. It was an unsanctioned exhibition match and Kimbo submitted Mercer in the first round with a guillotine choke.


Since being cut from the UFC Kimbo has decided to pursue a career in boxing. He made his debut in August of 2011 and finished his opponent in the first round. He has since gone on to a 6-0 record finishing all but one of his opponents. It remains to be seen if Kimbo can actually make an impact in the boxing world once he starts getting tougher opponents.


The Ultimate Fighter 10

Episode 3 Roy Nelson def. Kimbo Slice by TKO (Strikes) at 2:01 of Round 2

Last updated 03.06.2014, 12:29 PM ET
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Kimbo Slice MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:24 Round 2 of 3, 9:24 Total
Matt Mitrione
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2010.05.08
Odds: -110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 225.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Houston Alexander
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
Main Card | Catchweight | 215 lbs
2009.12.05
Odds: +172 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Weigh-In: 212.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:14 Round 1 of 3
Seth Petruzelli
Ref: Troy Waugh
EliteXC: Heat
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2008.10.04
Odds: -455 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $500,000 Base | Weigh-In: 234.5 lbs
#25 Biggest Upset of All Time
Cancelled Bout Ken Shamrock EliteXC 2008.10.04
Reason: Shamrock Cut Eyelid
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:38 Round 3 of 3, 10:38 Total
James Thompson
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
EliteXC: Primetime
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2008.05.31
Odds: -534 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 235.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:43 Round 1 of 3
David Abbott
Ref: Troy Waugh
EliteXC: Street Certified
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2008.02.16
Odds: -446 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $175,000 Base | Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Mike Bourke EliteXC 2007.11.10
Reason: Bourke Injury
Win | Submission | Punches
0:19 Round 1 of 3
Bo Cantrell
Ref: Steve Armstrong
EliteXC: Renegade
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2007.11.10
Odds: -500 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs

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