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Top 5 Kimbo Slice fight moments (GIFS)

Here we list five moments in Kimbo's fighting career that led the spotlight to shine on him.
Top 5 Kimbo Slice fight moments (GIFS)

Top 5 Kimbo Slice fight moments (GIFS)

Kimbo Slice, born Kevin Ferguson passed away on June 6, 2016 at the young age of 42-years old. Known for his famed backyard and street fights and then moved on to having a professional MMA career. Although he never became a champion, his success story is only something that seems to happen on the big screen. We list five moments in his fighting career that has led the spotlight to shine on him.

5) Kimbo Slice loses his first unsanctioned fight

Having won all of his street and backyard fights, Kimbo Slice was challenged by former Boston police officer Sean Gannon. Gannon having trained in MMA gave Slice his first loss after beating each other up for ten minutes. The fight was uploaded to video sites such as YouTube and went viral. This led to Slice’s rise and foray into the world of mixed martial arts.

Kimbo Slice loses his first unsanctioned fight

Kimbo Slice loses his first unsanctioned fight

Kimbo Slice loses his first unsanctioned fight

Kimbo Slice loses his first unsanctioned fight

Next: Kimbo Slice submits former world champion boxer Ray Mercer

4) Kimbo Slice submits former world champion boxer Ray Mercer

In Kimbo Slice’s first MMA exhibition match, he was paired up against former heavyweight champion boxer Ray Mercer. Take place at Cage Fury Fighting Championships V, he rushed the boxer once the bell rang. Surprisingly, he used any of the ground skills he learned from Bas Rutten and submitted Mercer with a guillotine in the first round.

Kimbo Slice submits former world champion boxer Ray Mercer

Kimbo Slice submits former world champion boxer Ray Mercer

Kimbo Slice submits former world champion boxer Ray Mercer

Kimbo Slice submits former world champion boxer Ray Mercer

Next: Kimbo Slice gets knocked out in 13 seconds

3) Kimbo Slice gets knocked out in 13 seconds

Slice became a professional MMA fighter and joined the now defunct EliteXC organization in 2007. He built up a 3-0 record defeating the likes of Tank Abbott and James Thompson with KOs. In his fourth fight he was supposed to fight Ken Shamrock but Shamrock was unable to as he had a cut. Seth Petruzelli took Shamrock’s place. When the bell rang, Slice rushed Seth Petruzelli but then was TKO’d within 13 seconds.

Kimbo Slice gets knocked out in 13 seconds

Kimbo Slice gets knocked out in 13 seconds

Kimbo Slice gets knocked out in 13 seconds

Kimbo Slice gets knocked out in 13 seconds

Next: Kimbo Slice KOs Ken Shamrock

2) Kimbo Slice KOs Ken Shamrock

Although Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock never had their match at EliteXC, they finally had the chance to duke it out at Bellator 138. The fight was a frantic one once it started. Ken Shamrock was able to take down the brawler and almost submit him. But Slice was able to get back up and TKO the former UFC champion within the first round.

Kimbo Slice KOs Ken Shamrock

Kimbo Slice KOs Ken Shamrock

Kimbo Slice KOs Ken Shamrock

Kimbo Slice KOs Ken Shamrock

Next: Kimbo Slice wins an odd fight against street fighter Dada 5000

1) Kimbo Slice wins an odd fight against street fighter Dada 5000

In what was supposed to be a rival match-up between two of Perrine, Florida’s infamous street fighters. After a back and forth battle, Slice had awkwardly TKO’d Dada 5000. A replay shows that Slice’s punch that barely glanced the street fighter. But due to exhaustion Dada 5000 faded in the 3rd round. Unfortunately, Slice failed his pre-fight drug test and the win was turned into a No Contest.

Kimbo Slice wins an odd fight against street fighter Dada 5000

Kimbo Slice wins an odd fight against street fighter Dada 5000

Kimbo Slice wins an odd fight against street fighter Dada 5000

Kimbo Slice wins an odd fight against street fighter Dada 5000

Clyde Erwin Barretto is an emphatic obsessed fan of mixed martial arts, combat sports and body movement. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeBarretto.

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