UFC Fight Night: Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal Preview
On November 6, 2013, UFC presents Fight Night from Fort Campbell, KY. The main event features a middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal.
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Kennedy is a well respected member of the United States Armed Forces who began his MMA career in 2002 as a part of the WEC organization. He moved over to Strikeforce in 2009, where his fight record was 6-2. He is mostly known for his submission skills. He finished his first 3 Strikeforce opponents all by submission. He made his debut into the UFC at UFC 162 in July. He won a unanimous decision victory over Roger Gracie.
Tim Kennedy Highlight Reel
Tim Kennedy Pre Fight Interview
Natal has been fighting for the UFC since 2010. He is known for being a very well rounded fighter with both good knockout power as well as submission skills. His fight record in the UFC is 5 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. Natal is on a 3 fight win streak, defeating Sean Spencer, Joao Zeferino, and Tor Troeng.
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Tim Kennedy was originally scheduled to fight Lyoto Machida, but Machida was moved to fight Mark Munoz when Munoz original opponent, Michael Bisping, suffered an eye injury and had to pull out.
Also on the main card, Liz Carmouche, who previously fought Rounda Rousey for the women’s bantamweight belt, will face Alexis Davis.
In the middleweight division, Ronny Markes faces Yoel Romero.
In the lightweight division, Jorge Masvidal takes on Rustam Khabilov.
In a very exciting lightweight matchup of former Ultimate Fighter winners, Colton Smith takes on Michael Chiesa.