A long rumored fight between Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander was today confirmed by Alexander during a radio interview. Speaking on the Z-92 show he said, “Yeah, Kevin Ferguson (Kimbo’s real name). On December 5th. The fight was presented to us and we didn’t even hesitate.”
There’s no doubt the bout is good match-making for all concerned. Like Kimbo Slice, Houston Alexander has little interest in the ground game and is a heavy hitter who will be more than happy to slug it out with the backyard brawler.
In his career to date Alexander has a record of 9-4, 1NC with six of his wins coming by way of knockout. At one stage he was considered an exciting prospect in the UFC after two back-to-back K.O victories in the promotion, but he has since suffered three straight losses inside the octagon.
After a temporary abscence from the UFC in which he notched up a win over Sherman Pendergarst at Adrenaline MMA 4, he will now return to face The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 contender.
Kimbo Slice is of course best known for his bareknuckle boxing fights that gained him widespread fame on YouTube. He has found the transition to Mixed Martial Arts more difficult however. After three victories he lost via TKO to Seth Petrucelli, and after joining the cast of TUF 10 he was comfortably beaten by veteran fighter Roy Nelson who exposed his lack of ground skills.
Now he has a chance to redeem himself and show that while he is not a well rounded MMA fighter, he is a dangerous opponent in the striking department.
Listen to Houston Alexander’s full radio interview via the following link: Houston Alexander Radio Interview