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You can’t really have a better fairy tale than Tim Kennedy coming to Kentucky to fight in front of his brothers in arms, then win via knockout for the first time since 2007. The ridiculous scenarios this guy was put in, being healthy for years yet getting only two fights in 19 months in Strikeforce, multiple lost title shots, a lack of money, his family suffering as he pursues a dream outside of the military, but in its peripheral vision. Tim Kennedy stayed focused. Even when Strikeforce was dying a slow death on the vine under Zuffa. He made the transition to the UFC, then he stands victorious, in a Fight for the Troops event. It all worked out.
Like it was always supposed to.
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Tim Kennedy made Wednesday night about his performance in front of the troops at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and said after his first round knockout victory over Rafael Natal that he wasn't in the business of calling anybody out after the win.
He did promise, however, that his next call out would come via Twitter or Facebook -- the exact same way he called out Natal to help their...
In an emphatic conclusion to a spectacular night of fights, Tim Kennedy gave the men and women of the US Armed Forces a satisfying ending to the night of fights as he dismantled Brazil’s Rafael Natal in the opening round of their main event encounter. The emotional Tim Kennedy didn’t allow Natal any opportunities and viciously knocked him out to advance his record to 2-0 in the...
This is a really good fight card to have fall into our laps in the middle of the week.
People are going to pretend its not because they're conditioned to complain about mid-week events and anything that isn't a stacked pay-per-view these days, but up and down the line-up, Wednesday's third UFC Fight for the Troops event at Fort Campbell in Kentucky is a quality collection...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Tim Kennedy (pictured), Mike Chiesa, Rustam Khabilov and Jorge Masvidal each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal.”
Chiesa slapped on a rear-naked choke on fellow “The Ultimate Fighter” winner Colton Smith in the second round...
After his admitted greatest moment of his career, UFC middleweight and former Special Forces sniper Tim Kennedy talked to FOX Sports' Ariel Helwani about his Knockout of the Night win over Rafael Natal in the main event of Fight for the Troops.
"I can hit hard," tells Kennedy. "I wanted to surprise with explosiveness. I waited until the end of the round, I tried...
Rafael Natal will be entering hostile territory tonight to try and collect a win over Tim Kennedy (pictured). Not because the Brazilian is fighting in America, but because Kennedy will be heavily backed by his fellow military peeps.
Kennedy, a former Green Beret, is nearly a 4-1 odds-on favorite to notch his third consecutive victory. Natal, meanwhile, checks in as almost a 3-1 underdog...
Highlights: Kennedy/Natal Highlights of Tim Kennedy’s first-round TKO of Rafael Natal.
Tim Kennedy didn't win a gold belt on Wednesday night, but he stood
tall as a champion with a first round knockout over Rafael Natal to
cap off the latest installment of the UFC Fight for the Troops show
in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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It was a card that was packed with UFC fighters with military backgrounds, but the real stars of UFC Fight for the Troops 3 were the service men and women in the hangar at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. I can’t emphasize how loud this crowd was from start to finish enough without seeming like I’m over-exaggerating for the sake of being all, “Haha suckers, you...
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Oh what a treat we have today, courtesy of the fine folks at the UFC and Fox Sports 1. Not only do we get to watch a packed card of free fights that has the potential to be very, very good, but we also get to start watching it in the middle of the afternoon on a Wednesday. It’s almost like the UFC wants us all to lose our jobs and regress into a futuristic dystopian...
Now that “UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Tim Kennedy, Rafael Natal, Alexis Davis, Liz Carmouche and the card’s other...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal” event tipped the scale Tuesday in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Former military hero Tim Kennedy meets Rafael Natal (pictured) in Wednesday’s featured attraction. Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis collide...
UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal kicks off with the early prelims at 3:15/12:15p ET/PT, streaming right here on FOXSports.com.
Once the early prelim fights wrap up, be sure to tune in to FOX Sports 1 at 5/2p ET/PT to watch the rest of the action unfold.
Full fight card below:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)
Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal
Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis...
You can check out the UFC Fight For The Troops 3 post-fight press conference in the video below following the end of the event, with things expected to kick off around 3PM ET featuring the likes of Tim Kennedy, Rafael Natal, Alexis Davis (pictured), Yoel Romero and Michael Chiesa.
The UFC returns to action this afternoon with the traditional ‘Fight for the Troops’ fight card. The 31st edition of the UFC Fight Night series is headlined by a middleweight match-up between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal and a co-main event between Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis. Prior to the start of the main card, the organization will feature four early prelims, all of which...