Here comes the big brawl: Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott. This place is buzzing big time. Very loud, and Tank is the definite heel.
Here comes Kimbo. I can hardly hear myself think. The Miami crowd is bananas for this guy.
Kimbo has a cliq at least 20 deep walking laps around the floor making sure that everyone is on their feet.
Round 1: Well, that was crazy. They both come out throwing bombs. Both guys are landing as many as they miss. Kimbo drops Tank with a right hand and the referee steps in. The place goes insane, thinking Kimbo just won. Instead, the referee warns Kimbo for striking the back of the head and tries to restart the fight, except Kimbo doesn't want to go back to his corner. They finally restart the fight, and the ref immediately calls "time" again due to a piece of debris thrown into the cage. The crowd is ready to jump into the cage at this point. I've never seen anything like it. They finally get back at it. Tank lands strikes and Kimbo doesn't even flinch. Kimbo lands strikes and every other one makes Tank stagger to the ground. A right hand finally puts Tank out face-first on the canvas, for good.
Winner: Kimbo Slice def. Tank Abbott via KO due to strikes at 43 seconds of Round 1.
I was in Hollywood for the third Tito Ortiz-Ken Shamrock fight in October of 2006, and believe me when I tell you this crowd was twice as electric as the Tito-Shamrock audience... and that was insane too. The building was rocking when Kimbo won. Incredible scene.