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Spike TV Show “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” to be Hosted by Kimbo Slice

That’s right, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson is indeed slotted to be the host of a new show, on Spike TV, called The Ultimate Fighter Fridays.  The former TUF season 10 competitor will be hosting the show that is set to air on March 9th at 9pm est.  Internet sensation, turned legitimate mma contender, Kimbo Slice was a part of TUF’s most successful season of The Ultimate Fighter raking in 3.4 million viewers weekly according to MMAJunkie.com.

The March 9th showing will air never before seen footage of TUF season 10, where Kimbo Slice battled with and against fighters like Brendan Schaub, Matt Mitrione and season 10 winner Roy Nelson.  Future showings of The Ultimate Fighter Fridays will display full episodes of the first 14 seasons as well as other specialized footage.

Kimbo Slice, however, seems to have thrown in the towel on his mma career and has taken to boxing instead, where he currently holds a 3-0 record.

Casting Set for The Ultimate Fighter

The upcoming new season of The Ultimate Fighter is scheduled to air live on FX on March 9 at 9 p.m. ET and the cast is set and ready to go.  The 15th season will be coached by bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) and former WEC champion Urijah Faber (26-5).

The shows March 9 premier will televise 32 hopefuls slugging it out in 16 match ups.  The winners of these bouts will then secure a position in the TUF household where they will be airing live for the following 13 weeks.  Earlier seasons of TUF only filmed over a 6 week period, this season, however, will be filmed and aired over a 13 week time frame.  The show will premier on March 9th and conclude, with a three-hour finale, on June 1st.  As always, the winner of the finale will also receive a six figure contract to fight in the UFC.

The other fighters joining the show, according to Sherdog.com, are:

Akbarh Arreola — Chula Vista , Calif.

Al Iaquinta — Wantagh , N.Y.

Ali Maclean — Belfast , North Ireland

Andy Ogle — Tynemouth , England

Austin Lyons — Cordova , Tenn.

Brendan Weafer — New York , N.Y.

Chris Tickle — Bloomington , Ill.

Cody Pfister — Amarillo , Texas

Cristiano Marcello — Curitiba , Brazil

Chase Hackett — Littleton , Colo.

Chris Saunders — Long Beach , Calif.

Dakota Cochrane — Omaha , Neb.

Daron Cruickshank — Wayne , Mich.

Drew Dober — Omaha , Neb.

Erin Beach — San Diego , Calif.

James Krause — Blue Springs , Mo.

James Vick — Fort Worth , Texas

Jared Carlsten — Los Angeles , Calif.

Jeff Smith — Mechanicsburg , Penn.

Jeremy Larsen — Phoenix , Ariz.

Joe Proctor — Pembroke , Mass.

John Cofer — Hull , Ga.

Johnavan Vistante — Pearl City , Hawaii

Jon Tuck, — Hagtna, Guam

Jordan Rinaldi — Matthews, N.C.

Justin Lawrence — Villa Ridge , Mo.

Mark Glover — Liverpool , England

Michael Chiesa — Spokane Valley , Wash.

Myles Jury — San Diego , Calif.

Mike Rio — Miami , Fla.

Sam Sicilia — Spokane Valley , Wash.

Vinc Pichel — Sherman Oaks, Calif.