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Spike Sets Kimbo Slice Documentary

Spike will chronicle the life and career of mixed martial arts fighter Kimbo Slice in a new documentary to air Friday (June 24)

The one-hour special, Kimbo Slice: One Of A Kind, will look at Slice’s rise to prominence as a Miami street fighter and YouTube sensation to a globally-renowned MMA fighter.

Slice, who died unexpectedly June 6, was one of the most popular fighters for MMA company Bellator. His Feb. 19 fight on the Bellator 149 drew 2.2 million viewers for Spike, a network record for a Spike-televised Bellator event.

Actor Kevin Connoly will narrate Kimbo: One Of A Kind, which will be executively produced by Kevin Kay, Scott Coker, Scott Fishman and Jason Teiken.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.