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Rafael Natal headlines UFC Fight for the Troops 3 against Tim Kennedy

Written on October 02, 2013 by Hector

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Rafael Natal chosen as the new opponent of Tim Kennedy

The revamp of UFC Fight Night 30’s card has left without a dance partner. Kennedy was supposed to fight in the main event of . Machida however was pulled out in the card to fight two weeks earlier than his originally scheduled middleweight debut.

Kennedy now left without an opponent, immediately calls out every roster in UFC’s middleweight division in his Twitter account. His campaign in the social networking site finally paid off when the UFC has chosen as his new opponent. The news was first announced in and was later confirmed by UFC.

The former US Special Force and Strikeforce contender has again twitted the news:

“Opportunity knocks @rafaelsaponatal,” he wrote. “You always win, but no one knows who you are. When I’m done with you, neither will you(Tough guy voice).”

The middleweight showdown between the two is Kennedy’s 2nd fight in the octagon. He won his debut when he outpointed last July in UFC 162. His opponent, Rafael “Sapo” Natal has won 5 of his last 6 bouts and has not lost since the start of this year. He has a professional record of 17-4-1 (5-2-1 in UFC).

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