Who would have ever guessed coming into the match up between Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Houston Alexander, that the fight would last more than a minute, let alone go the full three rounds? Not only did the bout go the distance, but it took nearly three minutes before the fighters even engaged, with Houston Alexander doing Nascar-esque laps circling around the Octagon as “Kimbo” gave chase.
Finally, Alexander decided to initiate his game plan of picking “Kimbo” apart with kicks, zeroing in on his opponent’s arthritic knee. The action, or lack there of, initiated a smattering of boos from the audience, which expected fireworks from the usually aggressive fighters from the opening bell.
The second stanza lived up to the hype and more, with the ATT trained “Kimbo” showing off his newly honed clinch and ground game, introducing the world to the “Kimbo-plex”. The suplex set the tempo for the rest of the round as “Kimbo” dominated Alexander on the ground. “Kimbo” maintained top position and unleashed a furious ground and pound game on Alexander, clearly winning him Round 2 easily.