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UFC 113: Did Kimbo Slice win last night against Matt Mitrione?


An undefeated career inside the Octagon just wasn't meant to be for the Youtube-brawler-turned professional mixed martial artist. 

Matched up against fellow The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 competitor Matt Mitrione, Kimbo Slice suffered his first official loss under the Zuffa banner at UFC 113: "Machida vs. Shogun."

Though the first round was far from technical, it didn't lack in action. A failed triangle and anaconda choke on the part of Mitrione opened and closed what was a back and forth first five minutes. 

The second round saw "Meathead" channel his inner Jose Aldo and leg kick Kimbo literally to the ground. From there, Mitrione just overwhelmed Slice with strikes from mount position until referee Dan Miragliotta called a stop to the fight in what was a dominant victory for Matt.

Slice's only highlight of the night came when he Kanye West'd Mitrione during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.


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 got another chance to slug it out with power, this time in Montreal.

The defeat to Mitrione coupled with a less than thrilling win over Alexander late last year leaves the Bahamian in a bit of a precarious position. Is he still main card worthy and capable of competing against mid-level heavyweights in the promotion?

Or does this loss send Slice to the unaired prelims portion of UFC events going forward until he eventually finds himself a fan of, rather than a fighter in the UFC?

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