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Kimbo Slice to Fight James 'Megapunk' Thompson May 31 on CBS

Mike Chiappetta of NBC Sports is reporting that EliteXC has found an opponent for Kimbo Slice in the main event of America's first network TV mixed martial arts event. That opponent? Former Pride fighter James "Megapunk" Thompson. Here's a look at Thompson in action:

The British Thompson, who has a career record of 14-8, will be Slice's toughest opponent yet, not that that's saying much. Thompson has lost six of his last eight fights, including one to, of all people, Eric "Butterbean" Esch. Slice vs. Thompson is basically guaranteed to end in a first-round knockout.

EliteXC scored a major coup when it became the first MMA organization to land a network television deal. Slice vs. Thompson will be the main event on its EliteXC's May 31 show on CBS, a show that will also feature a good middleweight fight between Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith, and a women's fight between Gina Carano and Kaitlin Young.

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