UFC Middleweight Tim Kennedy was left without a dance partner when Lyoto Machida was moved to the UFC Manchester card to fight Mark Munoz. Kennedy took to twitter on an extensive search to find a new opponent for the UFC Fight For The Troops event, and although quite a few fighters said yes, an opponent was never announced. The UFC has now announced that Kennedy will fight Rafael Natal in a five round bout.
UFC officials confirmed the bout. UFC Fight For The Troops, also known as UFC Fight Night 31, takes place on November 6 at Fort Campbell in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In the main event, Lyoto Machida will make his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy. While both fighters are rebounding from losses, many feel Machida should have gotten the nod over Phil Davis. This is the third time the UFC is hosting a Fight For The Troops, and the proceeds from the event will benefit injured soldiers returning from overseas.
— UFC News (@UFCNews) October 1, 2013
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