Kimbo Slice has signed with Bellator MMA. | Esther Lin/Sherdog.com
After nearly five years away from mixed martial arts, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson has signed with Bellator MMA.
Multiple outlets confirmed the news following an initial report from Combatpress.com on Thursday evening. The promotion is expected to officially announce the signing during the Bellator 132 broadcast on Friday. A date and opponent for Slice’s promotional debut are currently unknown.
The 40-year-old former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight made waves after winning his first three fights for the now defunct EliteXC promotion. After a surprising loss to Seth Petruzelli in 2008, the Miami native entered the UFC fray by way of “The Ultimate Fighter 10.”
Slice’s stint didn’t last long however, and following a technical knockout loss against Matt Mitrione at UFC 113, Dana White announced that the Las Vegas-based promotion was planning to cut the former YouTube sensation.
Since then, Slice has racked up a 7-0 record as a professional boxer, finishing six of his fights by knockout.