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.
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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
UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is hoping to win the drug testing lottery. Booked to face Yoel Romero at UFC 178 Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kennedy is campaigning to be part of the Nevada State Athleic Commision's (NSAC) enhanced, random drug-testing program.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy told ESPN's Brett Okomoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I went from just being vocal about drug use, to saying to myself, ‘I have to make a more
First, it was Vitor Belfort's elevated levels of testosterone in February. Next came Wanderlei Silva's refusal to be tested in May. It all came to a climax only Shakespeare could pen when Chael Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, among a few other banned substances, in June—UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy had seen enough.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy first told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I we more
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Norman Parke lived up to his "Stormin'" nickname on Saturday night.
The native of Bushmills, Northern Ireland, U.K. nearly finished Japan's Naoyuki Kotani late in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 46 bout at Dublin's O2 Arena. The Kanagawa native got out of the first round, but Parke got the job done in round two.
A big flurry of punches on the ground spelled the difference, as refereee Mac Goddard waved off the fight at 3:41 of the second.
After the fight, Parke, a former TUF: Smashed wi more
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