Spike TV has just confirmed that street fighting sensation Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will be making his official Octagon debut on “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale” on December 5th at 9pm ET/PT.
The UFC and show producers continue to tease fans with the possibility that Kimbo could return to the tournament after getting humbled by Roy Nelson in his first and only scrap, and have maintained that positioning with today’s announcement as they haven’t confirmed who he will be facing.
It isn’t certain if he’ll be fighting for the six-figure contract as a substitute, or if he’s going to be facing Houston Alexander in a catchweight bout of 215-pounds. But let’s not kid ourselves, it’s most likely the latter of the two.
Alexander last competed for Adrenaline MMA where he TKO’d Sherman Pendergarst, earning his first victory in his last four fights.
Kimbo hasn’t fought in an official MMA bout since losing to Seth Petruzelli at “EliteXC: Heat” over a year ago.
Here are the fighters rumored to be participating in the night’s show:
Rousimar Palhares vs. Lucio Linhares
Mark Bocek vs. Joe Brammer
Rodney Wallace vs. Brian Stann
Dennis Hallman and John Howard
Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Veach
Houston Alexander vs. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson
Heavyweight Finalist # 1 vs. Heavyweight Finalist # 2
Jon Jones vs. Matt Hamill