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UFC 113: Kimbo Slice vs Matt Mitrione confirmed for May 8 in Montreal

Spike TV/CBS ratings monster Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (4-1) is going to put his drawing power to the test when he makes his pay-per-view debut opposite fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 contestant Matt Mitrione (1-0) on the main card of UFC 113 from the Bell Center on May 8 in Montreal.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the match up following the UFC 109 pre-fight press conference earlier today.

Slice made his way into the UFC the only way Dana White would let him -- as a contestant on the aforementioned Spike TV reality show. Unfortunately, the former YouTube brawler was an early victim to Roy Nelson's belly-to-beard crucifix and was eliminated from the competition in episode three.

Nevertheless, he was given a second chance at UFC stardom (and an opportunity to pad the numbers for key demographics at the Dec. 5 TUF 10 Finale) when he squared off against Houston Alexander in a fight that saw "The Assassin" play ring-around-the-rosy for three rounds with Slice in pursuit.

After huffing and puffing his way to a unanimous decision win, he'll get another power puncher to slug it out with in Montreal.

Mitrione was also victorious at the TUF 10 Finale after spanking "Big Baby" Marcus Jones via second round knockout in his professional fighting debut. The win erased his exhibition loss (guillotine choke) to James McSweeney in the TUF 10 quarterfinals.

Also like Slice, the former Minnesota Viking will have to prove he's more than just a heavy hitter with a quarter tank of gas if he expects an MMA career with any kind of longevity.

Time will tell.

UFC 113 features the much-anticipated rematch between 205-pound division champion, Lyoto Machida, defending his belt against fellow Brazilian Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event of the evening.

Fast-rising welterweight Paul "Semtex" Daley has also been booked opposite Josh Koscheck in a 170-pound affair that may determine the next contender for the winner of Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy in March.

Stay tuned to for more updates on this still-developing Montreal fight card.

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