Tim Kennedy – RankingMMA

Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy
Ht: 5’11 – Wt: 185 – Age: 33
Born: California, USA
Fights out of: Austin, TX, USA
Team: Jackson’s MMA
Overall Record: 14-4
Promotion: Strikeforce

2012 Forecast:
Tim Kennedy’s mixed martial arts career will always be overshadowed by his decorated career in the armed forces. Kennedy has done an amazing job making the transition from soldier to mixed martial artist, nearly winning the Strikeforce middleweight title in 2010. Kennedy’s MMA career has always been interrupted by his outside obligations, but in 2009, after a nearly 18-month absence, Kennedy returned full-time to the cage. He has looked impressive going 5-1 overall with wins over Nick Thompson, Trevor Prangley, Melvin Manhoef, and Robbie Lawler. Kennedy’s only loss during that time was to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a close 5-round decision for the Strikeforce title. Kennedy has done everything in his power to get another crack at the belt, but has thus far been forced to bide his time. All signs are pointing to Kennedy receiving a title shot against newly crowned champion Luke Rockhold in 2012.
Kennedy is a hard-worker in the cage and has improved his overall skills, though his striking is still a weakness. His wrestling and grappling have led the way to his recent success. Kennedy is likely looking forward to a possible move to the UFC considering Brian Stann’s recent rise to prominence in the UFC due to his decorated past and fighting skills.

Tim Kennedy Fight Record

Overall Record: 14-3
2008-2011 Record: 5-1

2011 Record: 2-0
Win | Robbie Lawler | Dec | Rd 3 | Sforce| 07/30/2011
Win | Melvin Manhoef | Sub | Rd 1 | Sforce| 03/05/2011

2010 Record: 1-1
Loss | Ronaldo Souza | Dec | Rd 5 | Sforce| 08/21/2010
Win | Trevor Prangley | Sub | Rd 1 | Sforce| 06/16/2010

2009 Record: 2-0
Win | Zak Cummings | Sub | Rd 2 | Sforce| 09/25/2009
Win | Nick Thompson | Sub | Rd 2 | Sforce| 06/19/2009

2008 Record: 0-0

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