UFC 113, which is scheduled for the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 8, 2010, will indeed feature the pay-per-view (PPV) debut of Spike TV/CBS ratings monster, Kimbo Slice.
Company president Dana White today confirmed that former backyard brawler will take on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 castmate, Matt Mitrione, in a potentially hard-hitting heavyweight attraction.
Slice is fresh off a bizarre unanimous decision victory over Houston Alexander, during which he essentially chased the "Nebraskan Assassin" around the Octagon for three full rounds. He eventually was able to track him down in the second round, showing some flashes of improvement in his overall mixed martial arts arsenal.
Whether or not he has continued to hone those skills while away from the cage remains to be seen; however, he'll need to ready for the former Purdue University wrestler, who also happens to pack a pretty hard punch, too.
Just ask Marcus Jones.
Mitrione sent his fellow former NFL veteran into early retirement with a second round knockout at TUF 10 Finale late last year. It marked the first win ever in his professional MMA career. The Purdue University product performed well on the show, advancing to the quarterfinals only to be choked out by James McSweeney.
He more than likely won't have to worry so much about the submission game of Slice -- he comes to throw leather, And hopefully on fight night Mitrione will oblige.
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.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on the still-developing Montreal fight card.