Tenth-ranked middleweight Tim Kennedy is left without an opponent again after Rashad Evans was ruled out for UFC 206. Who could the ex-Green Beret fight in his next bout?
Tim Kennedy holds a UFC record of 3-1 with a unanimous decision victory over current middleweight champ, Michael Bisping and a first round knockout over Rafael Natal. His lone loss came in his last fight at the hands of Yoel Romero in September 2014.
Regardless, Kennedy is finally back after a long two year layoff from mixed martial arts. He was originally slated to take on Rashad Evans at UFC 205, but a week before the fight Evans was forced to pull out due to a lack of medical clearance. The fight was promptly rescheduled for UFC 206 in Toronto. Similar to UFC 205, Evans was pulled from this event as well, leaving Kennedy without an opponent yet again.
With “Suga” Rashad Evans out for the second time, it is highly unlikely the UFC gives the same matchup a third chance. The UFC matchmakers should find a replacement fighter for the Army Veteran.
Ever since the UFC broke the news to Tim Kennedy, he has actively been trying to recruit opponents on Twitter (some more serious than others). Below are some tweets from the Hitler Hunter himself:
The UFC could go in multiple directions in choosing a replacement for Rashad Evans. However, the brass can’t go wrong as there are plenty of middleweights who are ready and willing to jump onto a great card in UFC 206.