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UFC Fight for the Troops 3 results: Kennedy stops Natal in the first round

Written on November 07, 2013 by Hector

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Tim Kennedy flattens out Rafael Natal in the headline bout of UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Fort Campbell – US Army veteran Tim Kennedy did not disappoint in front of his fellow service man inside the packed Fort Campbell Hangar in Kentucky when he bagged his first KO of the Night honors after knocking out Rafael Natal in the first round of their headlining bout.

Rafael Natal opened the round strong by constantly landing leg kicks to his stalking opponent. Kennedy’s leg has started to show marks from the leg kicks by the middle part of the round. Despite that, the 10 year army veteran continued with his game plan of pressuring his elusive opponent back into the cage. His patience finally paid off in the dying seconds of the first round when he landed a lunging left hook that sent Natal to the canvass. Kennedy followed up with a few strikes to finish him off before Herb Dean steps in to put a halt to the action at 4:40 of the first round. The loss to Kennedy snapped the three fight winning streak of the Brazilian, his record now stands at 17-5, 5-3-1 inside the octagon.

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Quinn Mulhern vs Danny Davis, Late Addition to Strikeforce Challengers 19 Card

Written on September 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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A welterweight bout has just been added to Strikeforce Challengers 19 event, which will take place this Friday in Las Vegas.

A late addition to Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 fight card was confirmed, as KOTC champion – Quinn Mulhern (15-2 MMA, 0-1 SF) – is now set to meet Danny Davis (6-4-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) on the event’s preliminary card.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 will be held at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night’s main card, which headlines the bout between Lorenz Larkin and Nick Rossborough, will be aired on Showtime.

Quinn Mulhern – who was trained as a jiu-jitsu fighter – just made his official Strikeforce debut at the “Strikeforce Challengers 16: Fodor vs Terry” event, where he suffered a decision loss to Jason High. The said misfortune broke his seven-fight win streak, which consisted of six stoppages and his KOTC championship victory over Koffi Adzitso.

Danny Davis, on the other hand, is a Muay Thai fighter who also holds a jiu-jitsu purple belt. “Dee1″ ceased his two consecutive losses with a whopping Brabo-choke submission victory over Mike Dizak at the SCC – Superior Cage Combat 2 event.

Check out the current Strikeforce Challengers 19 card after the break.

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Lorenz Larkin vs Nick Rossborough, New Headline for Strikeforce Challengers 19

Written on September 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A new headliner for Strikeforce Challengers 19 has been set, as Nick Rossborough is now slated to meet Lorenz Larkin on September 23.

After inflicting an injury, Virgil Zwicker will be replaced by Nick Rossborough for the Strikeforce Challengers 19 event on September 23. The latter will take the unbeaten Lorenz Larkin in the night’s main event.

Nick Rossborough, who carries a 18-13 record, tried out for the TUF 7 but was eliminated by Jesse Taylor in the entry round. His most recent appearance earned him a second-round guillotine choke submission win over Hank Weiss. Lorenz Larkin, on the other hand, is carrying a clean 11-0 record; with eight of those coming via KO or TKO.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 will go down at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Larkin vs Zwicker, Set for Strikeforce Challengers 19

Written on August 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Strikeforce Challengers 19 now has main event, as Lorenz Larkin faces Virgil on September 23.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 now has a headline match, as Lorenz Larkin will face Virgil Zwicker in a light heavyweight duel on September 23. Also featuring the return of Ryan Couture in the cage, the said event will go down at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Lorenz Larkin is carrying a 11-0 professional record, and has exhibited an effective – though unorthodox – striking by the longest mile in his two Strikeforce stint against Scott Lighty and Gian Villante.

Virgil Zwicker, on the other hand, made his Strikeforce debut last October against Lavar Johnson — wherein he got his first stoppage defeat. He rebounded afterwards against Brett Albee during the Diaz vs Daley show in April.

More updates on Strikeforce Challengers 19 are sure to come, so just keep it posted here are Fighting Insider.

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Due to Japan Earthquake: Satoshii Ishii, Scrapped from Strikeforce Challengers 15

Written on March 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan, MMA fighter - Satoshi Ishii - was scrapped from Strikeforce Challengers 15 roster.

Last Monday, Strikeforce officials announced that light heavyweight fighter, Lorenz Larkin, will step in to replace Satoshi Ishii to face Scott Lighty on Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 15. Satoshi Ishii’s participation was another casualty of the recent Japan earthquake. Due to the cataclysmic event, the fighter was unable to secure a visa in time for the fight.

“This is definitely a step up for me, but I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge. Lighty’s a good fighter with a lot of experience. But I’ve trained hard, I’m in good shape and I’m confident,” Lorenz Larkin said.

Fighting Insider is hoping that Japan will recover soon, and that fans may see more Japanese MMA fighters in the next tourneys.

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