Kennedy uses superior ground skills to submit Manhoef

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Melvin Manhoef is a lethal striker, but everyone in the middleweight division knows the Dutchman is helpless on the ground. Tim Kennedy had to eat a few nasty kicks and struggled over the first two-plus minutes to get the fight to the ground, but once he did, it was sayonara for Manhoef. Kennedy scored his 13th career victory via rear-naked choke at the 3:41 mark of the first at Strikeforce: Columbus at Nationwide Arena.

Kennedy (13-3) was thrilled to get the win.

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Timothy Kennedy Vs. Melvin Manhoef
Fight is scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Timothy Kennedy Timothy Kennedy
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 13-3-0
Team Pitfight Team


Name Melvin Manhoef Melvin Manhoef
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 186 (84.37 kg)
Record 23-7-1
Team Chakuriki Gym
Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:41