Tim Kennedy Now Faces Rafael Natal at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Written by Tom Ngo
October 1st, 2013

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Tim Kennedy (pictured) has spent the past few days calling out nearly every middleweight on the UFC’s roster after watching Lyoto Machida get pulled from their fight. However, one name he left out was Rafael Natal, and ironically, guess who Kennedy will now be facing at UFC Fight for the Troops 3?

The UFC announced the new matchup Tuesday via Twitter.

Kennedy, a former Green Beret, will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the shootout. The 33-year-old will be looking to improve upon July’s uneventful unanimous decision win over Roger Gracie in his UFC debut.

Natal has rattled off three straight wins, with his most recent coming last month in a unanimous decision over Tor Troeng. The Brazilian is victorious is five of his last six outings.

Machida was promoted to a pivotal scrap against Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 after Michael Bisping was forced to withdraw from the October 26 tango with an eye issue.

The November 6 event takes place at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the show’s main card live.

Here is the event’s revised roster:

George Roop vs. Francisco Rivera

Yancy Medeiros vs. Yves Edwards

Derek Brunson vs. Brian Houston

Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler

James Krause vs. Bobby Green

Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie

Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny

Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero

Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith

Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis

Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin

Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal

Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal

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