Kimbo Slice
Bellator MMA

Rematch between Kimbo Slice and James Thompson headlines Bellator 158

Bellator will be heading to the O2 Arena in London, England on July 16 for Bellator 158 and the event will be headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Kimbo Slice and James Thompson.

The fight booking was announced by Bellator President Scott Coker on Sunday evening on SportsCenter and the co-main event of the fight card will also be a rematch as Paul Daley meets Josh Koscheck.

Slice (5-2, 1NC) is currently under suspension by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) due to a positive drug test at Bellator 149 in February. He tested positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone and had an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio. According to Coker, Slice was suspended 90 days by the TDLR and is schedule to come off suspension in May.

Thompson (20-16, 1NC) lost to Slice in their first meeting in May of 2008 and will enter this fight with back to back defeats. Both of those defeats have come by TKO, including a defeat in 54-seconds against Bobby Lashley at Bellator 145.

More details on Bellator 158: Kimbo vs. Thompson will be announced today in a press conference taking place in London.