Kimbo Slice, the self-proclaimed street fighter from Miami, Florida, was launched into the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) spotlight after explosive victories in Elite Xtreme Combat over Bo Cantrell and Tank Abbott. However, after a controversial win over James Thompson. During the bout, Thompson repeatedly took Slice to the ground, calling into question Slice’s ability as a true mixed martial artist. When EliteXC filed for bankruptcy, Slice turned his eyes to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However, due to his questionable MMA background, UFC President Dana White required Slice to compete in the reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, to earn his spot among the UFC stable. UFC Odds Matt Mitrione -110.
UFC 113 Predictions - Slice appeared on the show alongside Mitrione, during which Slice displayed a humble attitude and eagerness to learn under the tutelage of UFC fighter Quentin “Rampage” Jackson. Though he was eliminated from the competition by IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson, he quickly hushed critics in his defeat of UFC Odds veteran Houston Alexander during a 3-round bout at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale in 2009. He has since continued to train with MMA Picks powerhouse American Top Team in Miami, Florida.
Mitrione, a 6’2”, 265 lb. former NFL linebacker, first gained recognition in the MMA world during the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Mitrione is viewed as a quick, heavy-handed opponent based on his performance in the reality show, but despite defeating fellow NFLer Marcus Jones in the season finale by knockout, Mitrione’s heart was put into question during the season quarterfinals, in which Mitrione denied Slice the potential opportunity to re-enter the competition for a second chance at redemption. Bet on UFC 113 Betting Odds.
MMA Betting Odds. The matchup of Slice against Mitrione in UFC 113 betting, though somewhat controversial, will certainly prove to be a fan-favorite. Though both fighters are known for their heavy hands, fans will be curious to see if Mitrione will attempt to keep the fight standing up, or take advantage of Kimbo’s alleged inexperience on the ground and look for the takedown. Likewise, those who bet on MMA know that Kimbo’s time training with American Top Team may prove to be the “kryptonite” fans have been hoping to see from this unlikely favorite. UFC Betting Pick: Slice -115
UFC 113: Shogun vs Machida 2 - Kimbo Slice vs Matt Mitrione - Saturday, May 9th, 2010 UFC Betting Odds: Slice -115, UFC Fight Odds Mitrione -115
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