Machida’s rumored move to 185 pounds is now official, as the
former light heavyweight king will change divisions to face
UFC Fight for the Troops 3.
UFC President Dana White announced the matchup Wednesday night on
Fox Sports Live. UFC Fight for the Troops 3 takes place at Fort
Campbell in Hopkinsville, Ky., on Nov. 6 and is also expected to
include a lightweight showdown between Jorge
Masvidal and Rustam
Machida last competed at UFC 163, where he lost a controversial
decision to Phil Davis.
After beginning his professional career with 16 consecutive wins,
“The Dragon” is 3-4 in the Octagon since 2010. Earlier in 2013,
Machida captured a split-verdict over Dan
Henderson at UFC 157.
A two-time Strikeforce title challenger, Kennedy made his
promotional debut in July, winning a unanimous decision against
Gracie at UFC 162. The Army Special Forces member compiled a
6-2 mark in Strikeforce, falling short in championship bouts
Souza and Luke