Review: 2014-09-27, back and forth fight with an exciting finish: Tim Kennedy vs Yoel Romero gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night). The black belt in ju-jitsu Tim Kennedy entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-4-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Chris Weidman); he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Luke Rockhold in a fight valid for the Strikeforce Mw title (=Rockhold vs Kennedy), since then he has fought and won four consecutive times beating Michael Bisping in his last bout (=Bisping vs Kennedy).
His opponent, the 2000 Olympic Mw silver medalist in freestyle wrestilng Yoel Romero Palacio, has a record of 8-1-0 (87% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class, he suffered his only defeat in 2011 when he fought against Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante, since then he has won four consecutive fights, the last one against Brad Tavares (=Tavares vs Romero). Kennedy vs Romero is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – UFC 178. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 178 fight card (main fights):
Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso
Donald Cerrone vs Eddie Alvarez
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor
Tim Kennedy vs Yoel Romero Palacio
Cat Zingano vs Amanda Nunes
Dominick Cruz vs Takeya Mizugaki
Kennedy’s previous fight: Michael Bisping vs Tim Kennedy
Romero’s previous fight: Brad Tavares vs Yoel Romero Palacio
Romero’s next fight: Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero
Kennedy’s next fight: Kelvin Gastelum vs Tim Kennedy
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(Alternative highlights video hosted on springboardplatform.com)