Tim Kennedy’s high-profile match-up with Lyoto Machida was scuppered when the Dragon was drafted in to replace the injured Michael Bisping in Manchester a few weeks back. Instead he faced off against the talented, but less likely to get him a title shot, Rafael Natal in the main attraction on the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 card.
Kennedy made something of a statement by knocking Natal out in the first round. With Machida enjoy similar success against Mark Munoz we might just see Kennedy and Machida squaring off in the near future.
Until then enjoy this Knockout of the Night finish.