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 to 12-2.
Souza, 29, is a two-time Brazilian jiu jitsu world champion and has an 11-2-1 MMA record.
While you wait for the big title bout, check out the Kennedy-Prangley fight: