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Kimbo Slice signs with Bellator

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Kimbo Slice is back.

The street brawler turned UFC fighter, who hasn’t competed in MMA since 2010, has signed a deal with Bellator. CombatPress.com first reported the news, and sources close to the situation confirmed to MMAFighting.com.

Kimbo Slice (4-2), who turns 41 in February, hasn’t fought in mixed martial arts since a second-round TKO loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113. His only UFC win came against Houston Alexander at TUF 10 Finale. His other MMA wins came in stoppages over James Thompson, David Abbott and Bo Cantrell at EliteXC.

The heavyweight fighter, who returns to American Top Team to train for his next MMA fights, went 7-0 as a professional boxer after leaving MMA in 2010. Following a successful debut in 2011, knocking out James Wade in 17 seconds, Slice stayed undefeated for his next six bouts, scoring five knockouts and one unanimous decision victory.