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Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy is fighting Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for the Strikeforce middleweight championship on Aug. 21 on Showtime. The cable network released this short video about Kennedy, which highlights his unique resume as a Special Forces soldier who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kennedy talks a little about his Army experience, and how it’s helped him become proficient at picking up fighters in the Octagon and throwing them around.

This is the shot he’s been working for – on Aug. 21, Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy will fight for the Strikeforce 185-pound title. Mixed martial arts websites mmaweekly.com and www.sherdog.com are reporting that Kennedy, a Special Forces soldier with 19th Special Forces Group, will face Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The title fight comes just nine weeks after Kennedy’s last fight – and win – against Trevor Prangley. Kennedy submitted Prangley, a 37-year-old middleweight fighter, during the first round of their June 16 face-off in the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, improving his MMA record…

Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy submitted Trevor Prangley at 3:35 in the first round last night at “Strikeforce: L.A.” The win improves Kennedy’s pro record to 12-2, including three fights in Strikeforce, and was impressive enough to put him in the mix for a shot at the middleweight title. Kennedy, a three-time Army combatives champion, came out aggressively,  shooting for several takedown attempts on Prangley. He was able to quickly shrug off two successful takedowns by Prangley, and worked to eventually get full mount on Prangley. Kennedy took Prangley’s back and applied a rear choke while on top of him, forcing…

Tim Kennedy once decapitated a Taliban fighter with a spinning heel kick. Tim Kennedy once slipped a guillotine choke on an al-Qaida terrorist and didn’t pay attention when the guy tapped. Or when his head popped off. Yeah, I’m making this up. But it could have happened. Most of Kennedy’s actions in the Special Forces are classified, so we’ll never know all the bad-ass stuff this Iraq and Afghanistan veteran has done. If you want to see a real Kennedy fight, not ones that I’ve made up in my head, tune in to Showtime tonight and watch him take on…

June 16 will be a big day for Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy. After months of training and anticipation, Kennedy will step into the ring for his third mixed-martial arts fight for Strikeforce. He will face Trevor Prangley, a 37-year-old middleweight fighter with a 21-5 record, in the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. And the fight will coincide with the release of the new EA Sports MMA video game featuring Kennedy and a slew of other MMA fighters. Kennedy, who fights at 185 pounds and has a record of 11-2, said he is looking forward to facing Prangley. “He’s one of…

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