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Date. Kennedy (18-6) was a former middleweight title contender in Strikeforce. [14] Kennedy won via submission in the third round. Kennedy fought Trevor Prangley on June 16, 2010, at Strikeforce: Los Angeles. [13], On April 16, 2017, Kennedy announced his reenlistment into the U.S. Army Special Forces, praising the leadership of Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. He has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, the WEC, the IFC, ShoMMA, HDNet Fights, and represented the Chicago Red Bears in the IFL. [24], Kennedy faced Roger Gracie on July 6, 2013, at UFC 162, he defeated Gracie via unanimous decision after defending Gracie's submission attempts and standing up with Gracie, out striking him. [57], American Special Forces Soldier and mixed martial arts fighter. Since his move to Austin, Texas, Tim has been training at Competitive Training Center and with BJJ black belt Phil Cardella at the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Austin Association.[11]. He followed this up with an impressive win over Zak Cummings in the main event of ShoMMA 3. Won the Extreme Challenge Middleweight Tournament. 04:27. In January 2013, the Strikeforce organization was closed by its parent company Zuffa. Tim Kennedy, Actor: In Country. [39] Once again, Evans was unable to obtain medical clearance to compete on the card and was pulled from the bout on November 21. Kennedy nearly finished Romero in the final seconds of the second round but Romero was saved by the bell. Kennedy returned to mixed martial arts in 2009 with a win over Nick Thompson at Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg in Kent, Washington. Mir. Kennedy grew up the second son of three children in a Christian family in Atascadero, California. In 2003 he entered and won a one-night tournament at Extreme Challenge 50, winning all three of his fights. [6], Kennedy first started fighting in 1996 and had 31 amateur fights, amassing a record of 30-1[citation needed] before his first professional fight in 2001. He returned in July 2011 to face Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. Timothy Fred Kennedy (born September 1, 1979) is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC's Middleweight division. A professional from 2001 until 2016, he has fought in the UFC, Strikeforce, the WEC, ShoMMA, HDNet Fights, and represented the Chicago Red Bears in the IFL. However, Miller was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Melvin Manhoef. He also played Mario and was a Producer in the short thriller Slaves. [5], Kennedy began training at Dokan School of Martial Arts in Atascadero, California under Terry Kelly, and Barry Smith. Kennedy was expected to face Trevor Smith on November 3, 2012, at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Kennedy grew up the second son of three children in a Christian family in Atascadero, California. Go inside the middleweight matchup at UFC 206 between Tim Kennedy and Kelvin Gastelum. Since his move to Austin, Texas, Tim has been training at Competitive Training Center and with BJJ black belt Phil Cardella at the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Austin Association. 16, 2014 U-DEC 5 5:00 win. In 2007, he completed Ranger School[10] and was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group,[11] where he served on an Operational Detachments Alpha. Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes, TD Def. A list of fighters scheduled to be brought over to the Ultimate Fighting Championship was released in mid-January and Kennedy was one of the fighters listed. 3 years ago. [35], After two years away from the sport, Kennedy was expected to face Rashad Evans on November 12, 2016, at UFC 205, the first UFC card at Madison Square Garden. He joined the UFC in 2013 and went 3-2 overall in the promotion with wins over Michael Bisping, Rafael Natal, and Roger Gracie, plus defeats against Yoel Romero and Kelvin Gastelum. Avg. [36] However, on November 8, Evans was pulled from the fight after an undisclosed irregularity was found during his pre-fight medical exam. [19] Kennedy won the fight via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the first round. Kennedy played as himself in the Indie film Range 15. Tim Kennedy joined the Army on January 4, 2004 and completed Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Airborne School and the Special Forces Qualification Course.

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