Son of late Youtube star Kimbo Slice, Kevin Ferguson Jr. made his professional mixed martial arts debut last weekend at Bellator 165. It didn’t go exactly as he had hoped for as he was submitted in the second round.
Nicknamed “Baby Slice” which is an ode to his late father, Ferguson (0-0) took on Aaron Hamilton (0-2) at a 165-pound catchweight. Unlike his father who relied on his brute strength and power however, Ferguson’s style is that of a grappler.
Kevin Ferguson Jr. Is Son To Former Youtube Star Kimbo Slice
Ferguson started the bout very strong and pressed the action against Hamilton, who bided his time in allowing the bout to progress. The 24-year old Ferguson placed primary focus on grappling and was on his way to winning the bout.
Ferguson caught Hamilton in an Anaconda choke but failed to finish as Hamilton scrambled out.
Three minutes into the second, and Ferguson taps out to a guillotine choke.
Watch Baby Slice’s amateur fight below…
Prior to his professional mixed martial arts debut, Ferguson had one fight as an amateur back in March. He stopped Tom Brink in 83 seconds to win by knockout. Ferguson has only been training MMA full time for less than two years.
In early June, Kimbo Slice, the world-famous backyard brawler who gained internet fame with a series of Youtube videos, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 42. He held unsanctioned bare-knuckle fist fights on his lawn featuring mostly strangers and random neighbors.
He had six children.
Kimbo Passed Away At The Age Of 42 Last June
After making a name for himself and growing a cult following, Slice eventually made it as a professional prizefighter. He competed at EliteXC and appeared on The Ultimate Fighter and eventually the UFC. He then tried his hand at professional boxing, amassing a 7-0 record before joining Bellator.
Although Ferguson lost his pro debut, the kid has shown some promise. His style is starkly different from that of his father’s however. His talent is evident, but his lack of experience got the better of him against Hamilton.