The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 3

Well, it didn’t take long for us to get to the fight everyone but Dana White wanted to see.

Does Kimbo Slice have what it takes to make it in the UFC?

Or will former IFL champion, Roy Nelson, flatten him like the pancakes he’s so fond of?

The show gives us a lot of Kimbo waxing philosophically.  He’s clearly the breakout star so far.

We also see Roy Nelson sparring and Rashad making apologies for Nelson’s physique (or lack of).  That’s paired with Rampage making fun of the same.

Rampage has a confrontation with former NFLer, Marcus Jones.  Jones looks impressive, but his complaints about a sore knee come off as a little lame.

Then its fight time.


Nelson is a big fat dude with an impressive MMA pedigree.  He has a good ground game which would seem to give him the advantage since Kimbo has none.

That is, of course, unless Kimbo hits him with one of those cinderblocks he calls hands.

The fight starts and Nelson does everything he can to avoid standing toe to toe with Slice.  Frankly, I don’t think I blame him.

Late in the first round, Nelson takes Slice to the mat and locks him in a crucifix.  From there he pounds away at Kimbo’s head until the bell.

For the second round, Kimbo nearly lands one and Nelson wastes no time going back to the strategy of the first round.  He takes Kimbo down, crucifix and punches.  Well, punch might be too strong a word.  The punches look far more like Nelson is giving Slice some MMA noogies.

Too bad for Slice he can’t get out of the crucifix. The ref stops the bout and awards the victory, by TKO, to Nelson.

Here’s the official Spike TV recap.

Kimbo is going to have to do a LOT better if he hopes to win this competition.  After 3 weeks, Nelson looks like a strong favorite.

It looks like Marcus Jones will step into the Octagon next week.  Should be interesting.

5 thoughts on “The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 3

  1. Kimbo has it in him. He has what it takes. What he dosent have is enough experience. thats what he lacks. The more experience he gets, the better fighter he will be. I knew the only way he could get the other guy out was by KO because he dosent have enough experience with takedowns and grappling. I’d say watch this space. Give the backyard brawler a chance.

    1. I agree. I think if he pays attention to Rampage and the other trainers he could go a long way.

      They stacked the deck with Nelson. No way was Kimbo ready for his ground game.

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