Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record


18-6-0

Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Timothy Fred Kennedy
  • Pro MMA Record: 18-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1979.09.01
  • Last Fight: December 10, 2016 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Jackson Wink MMA
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $524,940 USD
  • Born: San Luis Obispo, California, United States
  • Fighting out of: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Tim Kennedy is ineligible for regional rankings due to inactivity.
Fighters must have at least one completed MMA bout in the past two years to be ranked.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Tim Kennedy Wiki Update Wiki

Tim Kennedy is a middleweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He holds black belts in Japanese Jui Jitsu as well as Modern Army Combatives. Of his seventeen wins, fourteen have been finishes including eight submissions. He has won the "Knockout of the Night" bonus one time.


Long underrated and underrecognized, Tim Kennedy is finally earning his rightful place as a top fighter in the minds of MMA fans. Since turning pro in 2001, Kennedy has turned in dominant performances in almost all of his appearances. Having launched his MMA career fighting out of The Pit -- home to longtime UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell -- Kennedy is one of the only high level MMA fighters who has continued to serve full-time in the United States military during his professional career.


Serving as a sniper in the United States Army, Kennedy was awarded the Army's Bronze Star medal for valor under fire. He is currently a staff sergeant in the Army as well as a lead combatives instructor. When the Army introduced a combatives tournament, he won the light heavyweight division for three years in a row. After conceding that his military commitments had hampered his progress at the highest levels of mixed martial arts competition, Kennedy was graciously allowed by the military to train and compete full-time beginning in 2009.


Throughout his career, he has fought in a number of promotions including WEC, Strikeforce, IFL, ShoMMA and Extreme Challenge. He typically prefers to grapple but is more than willing to strike if necessary. He holds notable wins over Jason Miller, Trevor Prangley, Melvin Manhoef and Robbie Lawler. He lost his professional debut and since has only lost to top flight competition consisting of Jason Miller in a rematch, Ronaldo 'Jacare' SouzaLuke Rockhold and Yoel Romero. All of his most recent loses have been by decision. He squared off against Trevor Smith at Strikeforce's final event where he was able to pick up a third round submission victory. They were originally supposed to fight at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir before the event was cancelled.


With the end of Strikeforce Kennedy signed with the UFC and would take on Roger Gracie at UFC 162 for his first test. He would cruise to a unanimous decision victory and also showed he was not afraid to grapple with Gracie in the process. He was next set to fight at the third installment of the UFC's 'Fight for the Troops' against Lyoto Machida in the main event. Machida was later rescheduled to an earlier card. This left Tim without an opponent so he took to twitter, mildly but playfully insulting a number of fighters in order to get someone to step into the fight. Rafael Natal eventually bit. Despite a slow start to the fight, Kennedy was able to knockout his opponent late in the first round which earned him the "Knockout of the Night" bonus. He would then take on Michael Bisping as the Main Event of UFC Fighter Brazil Finale. Kennedy would pick up his 3rd straight UFC win with a Unanimous Decision victory.  Tim was then matched with Yoel Romero at UFC 178.  He lost by TKO via punches in the third round.

Last updated 06.29.2015, 5:19 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Tim Kennedy News View All

Kron Gracie made family history at UFC Phoenix. The son of Rickson Gracie, who was o... (28 days ago)
For nearly a year, T.J. Dillashaw argued for the opportunity to drop down to 125 poun... (2 months ago)
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) Kelvin Gastelum came out of nowhere to win the... (2 months ago)
Henry Cejudo made sure that everyone was talking about the flyweight division at leas... (2 months ago)
If anyone is going to be prepared to make his UFC debut on a week’s notice, it’s goin... (2 months ago)
The latest social media craze has enveloped the UFC, in humorous fashion. UFC fighte... (2 months ago)
A historic night in Inglewood ended with two new UFC champions. Jon Jones retook the... (3 months ago)
Amanda Nunes finished Cris Cyborg with a flurry of punches at UFC 232. On Twitter, pr... (3 months ago)
  • MMAFighting.com : Kickboxer Raymond Daniels to make Bellator MMA debut at Bellator Birmingham
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White happy to have Ben Askren in the UFC but still wants Robbie Lawler rematch
  • MMA Weekly : Mark Hunt says he lost his uncle in New Zealand shootings
  • MMA Junkie : You'll love watching this adorable video of Francis Ngannou training with Roy Nelson's son
  • MMA Junkie : Today in MMA history: Jon Jones batters 'Shogun' to become youngest champ in UFC history
  • MMA Weekly : Conor McGregor continues push for UFC ownership shares
  • MMA Junkie : UFC's Derrick Lewis to have ACL surgery, targets end-of-year return
  • MMAFighting.com : Injury, car accident lead to Bellator 218 main card shakeup
  • MMA Weekly : Dana White: ‘I’m ready for the Diaz brothers’ to return but they don’t accept fights
  • UFC.com : UFC Nashville: Fight by Fight
  • MMA Junkie : Conor McGregor would accept UFC co-main event; he just wants 'rightful share' in company
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 218 pre-event facts: Georgi Karakhanyan gets third Bellator stint
  • MMA Junkie : Bellator 218: Lavine vs. Novenyi heads to main card after Jeremy Hardy car accident
  • MMA Junkie : Danny Roberts says he 'did not submit' at UFC London, wants Claudio Silva rematch
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC’s new exclusive pay-per-view deal with ESPN+, explained
  • MMA Junkie : 5 questions we should be asking about UFC's new ESPN+ pay-per-view deal
  • UFC.com : Willis Transitions From The "Nail" To The "Hammer"
  • MMAFighting.com : Leon Edwards: ‘Rat’ Jorge Masvidal must settle score for UFC London ‘cheap shot’
  • UFC.com : UFC Unfiltered: Episode 279
  • MMA Junkie : Corey Anderson seeks summer showdown with Dominick Reyes after UFC London