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Expect a slugfest with Kimbo-Mitrione at UFC 113?

Matt Mitrione, right, connects with a right hand

Matt Mitrione, right, connects with a right hand as Marcus Jones falls to the ground at The Ultimate Finale on Dec. 5, 2009. Mitrione won by first-round knockout. Photo Credit: UFC Photo

It's the beard vs. the mustache, and based solely on that, you'd have to believe Kimbo Slice will beat Matt Mitrione at UFC 113 this Saturday in Montreal. The No. 2 rule in life is never trust a guy with a mustache.

But, all kinds of things can happen in mixed martial arts, so maybe "Meathead" can rewrite our policy on mustaches.

Mitrione (above, right) can bang and bang hard. Kimbo can do the same. Should be a slugfest, right?

Maybe not.

Slice's beard isn't the Imperial deflector shield we all want to believe it is, and we've seen him get knocked out before by lesser hands. Training with American Top Team, Slice's ground game must have improved drastically since his last bout against Houston Alexander.

Look for takedowns and some ground-and-pound from Slice, or at least attempts to do that. Mitrione trusts his hands, and we've yet to see much of a ground game from him on Season 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter."

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