Strikeforce “Rockhold vs. Kennedy” Nets 420,000 Viewers on Showtime
Strikeforce “Rockhold vs. Kennedy”
averaged 420,000 viewers for
its Saturday night broadcast on premium cable network Showtime.
Sherdog.com confirmed the figure with an industry source on
Wednesday. The July 14 event was headlined by the titular
middleweight title confrontation between reigning champion Luke
Rockhold and challenger Tim Kennedy
and took place at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. Rockhold
outpointed Kennedy in their five-round main event, consistently
using his range and defensive wrestling to keep his stockier foe at
The evening's four-fight main card also saw Nate
Marquardt capture the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title in
the co-headliner, as the
UFC veteran knocked out Tyron
Woodley in the fourth round with a sharp flurry of elbows and
punches against the cage.
Prior to the championship affairs, both Roger
Gracie and Lorenz
Larkin made successful middleweight forays. Gracie walked away
with a victory over former UFC light heavyweight talent Keith
Jardine, putting “The Dean of Mean” on his back in the first
and second rounds en route to a three-round unanimous decision win.
Meanwhile, Larkin used a varied striking attack to outpoint onetime
Lawler in their three-round contest.
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This fall’s UFC 178 event has its second high-profile booking, this one in the middleweight division. Tim Kennedy will face Yoel Romero at the event.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
UFC 178 will be the setting of an important middleweight fight, as Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy takes on Cuban Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero. This was reported by Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday.
The important middleweight tilt will likely be on the main card, seeing as Romero and Kennedy are arguably top-10 fighters in the weight class. The event takes place September 27 in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jon Jones and Alex more
A fight between Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero -- two surging middleweights in the UFC -- has been booked for UFC 178, which is set to take place in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review first reported the bout.
Kennedy has won four fights in a row going back to his Strikeforce days, and is 3-0 in the UFC. He is coming off an impressive one-sided decision victory over Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale in April. Kennedy currently sits at No. 6 on the media driven UFC rankings.
The Cuban wrestler R more
It's the soldier against the "Soldier of God."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sorting through its middleweight division in a quest to find potential title contenders, recently booking Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy for a 185-pound showdown against menacing Olympian Yoel Romero.
When and where?
At the recently-reshuffled UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place on Sept. 27, 2014, inside a venue to be named in Las Vegas, Nevada. That's according to vete more
It looks like UFC 178 may have a co-main event featuring top tier middleweights.
UFC 178 is still over two months away, but it looks like the card may be starting to fill up, as the UFC has announced a new booking, and one that may be slated for co-main event statues. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the UFC has a bout agreement in place for Tim Kennedy to face Yoel Romero on the September 27th card in Las Vegas Nevada. The card is set to be headlined by Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafss more
Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero have reportedly been booked for a pivotal 185-pound showdown this fall. more
LAS VEGAS – As with each time Ronda Rousey dominates a new bantamweight challenger in the UFC, the questions come up as to when she'll face Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino.
At the media scrum in the aftermath of Rousey's dominant 16-second TKO victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175, White was presented the question again. This time, instead of answering straight off, he challenged the media.
"You guys want me to sign her, is that what you're saying?" After more prompting, he said, "So, you guys the med more
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UFC Fight Night "Swanson vs. Stephens" averaged 704,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday night, according to a tvbythenumbers.com report. more