Kimbo Slice to fight Ray Bledsoe

Former bare-knuckle street fighter Kevin Ferguson, who is best known as Kimbo Slice, will make his second professional boxing appearance Oct. 15 in Grand Island, Neb.

The hard-hitting Ferguson (1-0) is scheduled to face Ray Bledsoe in a four-round bout at Heartland Events Center.

Bledsoe has a record of 2-3. Both of his victories have come by knockout.

Ferguson, who compiled a pro record of 4-2 in mixed martial arts, made his boxing debut Aug. 13 against James Wade. He knocked out Wade 10 seconds into the first round.

"(Ferguson) is just frightening and he is going to do much better in boxing than in MMA," promoter Gary Shaw said. "Fans better not leave their seats during the action because somebody's lights could go out at any time."

In the co-feature, Franklin Lawrence (16-2-2, 11 KOs) faces Raymond Ochieng (23-14-3, 18 KOs). It has not yet been determined whether the fight will be sanctioned for eight rounds or 10.

"Lawrence is very dangerous, too, and the best-kept secret in the heavyweight division," Shaw said.

Franklin McNeil covers mixed martial arts and boxing for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Franklin_McNeil.