Can Kimbo Slice notch his third straight win as a boxer on Friday night in Miami? Photo via Esther Lin.
They won't be fighting inside the cage, but they will be going head-to-head in the same time slot tomorrow night (Dec. 30, 2011) in their respective sports.
Lesnar will try to get back into the heavyweight title hunt against Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Slice (2-0), real name Kevin Ferguson, will look to notch his third straight win as a boxer by taking on Charles Hackmann (0-1) at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
Our friends at Fight Nerd brought word of the pending bout earlier today.
A one-time EliteXC attraction, Ferguson was knocked out by Zuffa castaway Seth Petruzelli on network television and then failed to make the grade on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10. The UFC eventually released him after getting stopped by Matt Mitrione at UFC 113 back in May 2010.
While Slice couldn't cut the mustard as a mixed martial artist, he's been able to find success as a part-time pugilist, turning the lights out on a pair of club fighters earlier this year.
Video of his foray into the sweet science, after the jump.
Video starts at the 0:23 mark.
Anyone ready to scrap their Friday night plans to go see Kimbo box?