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Kimbo Slice vs. Houston Alexander
Round 1: Slice looked quite a bit larger than Alexander during the staredown. Alexander started circling around the cage and tried to land some leg kicks. A minute into the round and neither man has touched. Alexander landed a couple of leg kicks while continuing to circle around Kimbo. Mid-way into the round and the crowd is starting to boo for the lack of action. Alexander landed more leg kicks, which are getting harder. Finally both men exchanged, with neither fighter able to do significant damage. They exchanged again, and Alexander tried to land a knee which Kimbo dodged and they both missed a couple of shots. Alexander continued to peck away at Kimbo’s leg with his leg kicks. The first round ended with Alexander circling Kimbo. Uneventful first round, neither man did much significant damage, although Alexander was busier with his leg kicks. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Alexander.
Round 2: Crowd started booing early, and Kimbo is getting frustrated as Alexander started the round circling the cage again. Alexander landed a couple of more leg kicks. Kimbo finally nailed Alexander with a jab that rocked Alexander. Kimbo took Alexander down, and caught Alexander with a big right as he got back up. Kimbo scored another big takedown and tried to finish Alexander. Alexander tried a takedown and Kimbo landed on top of him. Kimbo mounted Alexander. Alexander turned around and Kimbo got his back and landed some big punches and went for a rear-naked choke! Kimbo mounted Alexander and dropped some short elbows. He took Alexander’s back again and continued to pound away, but Alexander was able to get back to his feet. Kimbo got another takedown with Alexander landing on top of him as the round came to a close. Wow! FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Kimbo.
Round 3: Both men started traded trading blows early. Kimbo managed to use his jab, and Alexander responded with a couple of strikes of his own. Kimbo motioned for him to bring it. Alexander managed to land a big kick that floored Kimbo, but Kimbo got back up and took Alexander down. Kimbo got side control and the crowd started chanting “Kimbo.” Kimbo landed shots to the midsection while on top. They were eventually stood up by the referee. Alexander continued to use his leg kicks while Kimbo looked for an opening. Kimbo came in with some big shots and Alexander responded with a couple of his own as the round came to a close. Both men hugged immediately after the fight. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Kimbo Slice.
Winner via unanimous decision: Kimbo Slice (scores of 29-28,29,28,30-27)
After the fight, Kimbo said the win feels good. There were some boos, and Kimbo apologized and said they tried their best. He thanked ATT for the improvement in his ground game, and said he’s still working on it. He said the TUF house was a good experience to end the interview.