More than a few folks have fallen after tasting Lawler’s power but Kennedy wasn’t one of them. The bout wasn’t particularly memorable, as they started slow and Kennedy was a tactician more so than someone looking to create a classic. Lawler landed some nice strikes after stuffing a few takedowns and escaping back to his feet once or twice, but he was stifled for the most part and spent enough time on his back to net Kennedy the decision victory.
Wednesday night will mark a monumental moment in UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy’s career. The 34-year old military veteran is on deck to duke it out with Rafael Natalat UFC Fight Night 31 in an opportunity serving as Kennedy’s first headlining slot with the added anxiety of winning in front of his fellow soldiers due to the event’s “Fight for the Troops” billing. Of course, the 16-4 Kennedy works well under pressure based on his background as a Special Forces sniper, and chances are his aim will remain steady when he faces Natal based on similar success in the past. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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