by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights season has yet to conclude, but rumors are already swirling that eliminated fighter and ratings magnet Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson is on tap to face Houston Alexander as part of the series finale on Dec. 5 in Las Vegas.
Matt Erickson of The Times of Northwest Indiana reported the possibility of the bout on Saturday, citing sources close to Alexander’s camp.
If it comes to fruition, the fight would take place at a catchweight of 215 pounds. The report suggests that Kimbo would be unable to make the weight cut to the 205-pound light heavyweight division where Alexander’s typically competes.
Lending credence to the rumor is the fact that Alexander is on the docket for an upcoming Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting, where he will apply for his fighter’s license in the state. He must do so in a special request to the commission due to his age, 37. The procedure is a requirement of all fighters over the age of 35 who wish to compete in Nevada.
If accurate, an official announcement from the promotion isn’t likely to come until much later in the series, or more likely, following the conclusion of the series. Kimbo was eliminated earlier in the season by Roy Nelson, but as in season’s past, he could return to fill a slot by another fighter who has to withdraw due to injury or other circumstances.
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights season finale, aside from the final bout to determine the winner of the series, is also slated to feature a light heavyweight bout between Matt Hamill and Jon Jones. It takes place on Dec. 5 at The Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas and airs on Spike TV.