Tim Kennedy TKO’s Rafael Natal at ‘UFC Fight for the Troops 3’ (Video Highlights)

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
November 6th, 2013

Strikeforce Middleweight Tim Kennedy

If any fighter was under the pressure cooker Wednesday, it was middleweight Tim Kennedy (pictured). Not only was he a heavy odds-on favorite to beat Rafael Natal, but the former Green Beret had to do it in front of his military family.

Well, Kennedy delivered in spectacular fashion with a thunderous leaping left hook. After knocking Natal out cold, Kennedy jumped on top of the Octagon cage and yelled to his peers, “I love you!”

The official stoppage came at 4:40 in the opening round.

Oddly, Kennedy’s victory was technically ruled a TKO and not a KO. Perhaps it was because he had to unload a couple of punches on the ground to seal the deal.

Either way, that’s just splitting hairs. He still pocketed an extra $50,000 for “Knockout of the Night.”

UFC Fight for the Troops 3 took place in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Please click the media player below to watch the highlights:

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