The interest in Kimbo never seises to amaze me. He's an incredibly likeable aging hulk - but is he a UFC caliber MMA fighter? His brief fighting stint on TUF 10 didn't answer any questions about his ability. His desire to learn came through strong and he's continued to work on developing some sort of ground game...at least the ability to get up.
So how does Kimbo get welcomed to the UFC? He gets someone that dropped his last three UFC fights...sounds great right. But it's Houston Alexander and Kimbo's getting the "Ooo Daaamnn" response everytime he talks to someone about it.
Bottom line Kimbo has bum knees, little to no ground game - Houston does have a ground game (if he's on top) and his movement speed and power should outclass Kimbo handily.
The odds are going to widen quickly on this one and Kimbo could hit +350 by Saturday. Even at that line I wouldn't think about a bet on Slice. I'll be happily surprised if he has a good showing and somehow wins, but there's no way I would risk anything on his fight.
You wanna make a bet....