“Baby Slice” Kevin Ferguson Jr. and Bellator are looking for a third time to come to fruition for the young fighter’s professional MMA debut.
Ferguson, the son of “Kimbo Slice” Kevin Ferguson Sr., was set to make his debut this past Friday at Bellator 162. However, his scheduled opponent, Ray Bing, missed weight by 16 pounds in what was a catchweight bout, and Bellator cancelled the fight entirely the day before fight night.
It was the second attempt to get Ferguson in the Bellator cage after his first fight was scheduled for Bellator 160 in August. That bout fell through though when “Baby Slice” suffered an injury.
Already though, Bellator has worked out a new date for Ferguson to finally make his debut. Bellator 165 is the new target, set to take place on Nov. 19 in San Jose, California. An opponent has not yet been named, but Ferguson said he does not care who it is that Bellator finds for him.
“No, they know I don’t care,” Ferguson said on The MMA Hour (transcription via MMA Fighting). “I’m gonna put in the work, I’m gonna train hard and I’m gonna go in there and get the knockout or I’m gonna hurt my opponent. As long as I get that ‘W.'”
Bellator 165 is set to be one of Bellator’s biggest events of the year. The main event is scheduled to be a super-fight where lightweight champion Michael Chandler will be looking to defend the title against former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson. Michael “Venom” Page is also set to fight as he will take on Fernando Gonzalez.