Tim Kennedy-Roger Gracie added to UFC on FX 8

Roger Gracie v Kevin Randleman - StrikeforceStrikeforce middleweights Tim Kennedy and Roger Gracie have both been set for their official UFC debuts and, as chance would have it, they’ll be fighting each other. Kennedy had called for a clash with Gracie during their time in the since-scrapped MMA organization and is no doubt happy to finally get a crack at the submission specialist. However, making things more difficult, he’ll apparently have to beat Gracie with the backdrop of Brazil.

According to Brazilian outlet Porto de Vale Tudo, the bout will take place on May 18 at UFC on FX 8. UFC officials have not yet commented on the clash.

Kennedy is 15-4 with wins in three of his last four fights. Among his notable victories are those over Jason Miller, Melvin Manhoef, and Robbie Lawler.

The 6-1 Gracie has lived up to his last name with a decorated run in BJJ and similar success in the cage. Five of his wins have featured some form of submission including those over Kevin Randleman and Trevor Prangley.

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

1 COMMENT
  • climbarock says:

    I hope Roger has some success in the UFC and gets to show off his jiu jitsu a little bit.

    This is a tough stylistic matchup for Roger, though, and has the potential to be a snoozer. Who wants to see two grapplers standing and striking? ‘Cause that’s what’s going to happen.

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