UFC News: Strikeforce Middleweight Tim Kennedy Heading to the UFC

John HeinisSenior Analyst IOctober 13, 2011

On Wednesday, BloodyElbow reported that Tim Kennedy, a middleweight title contender in Strikeforce, could be heading to the UFC based on the fact he added "Ultimate Fighting Championship" to his employers on his Facebook page

As the day went on, the UFC's official Web site for the United Kingdom added a profile for the Green Beret.

Later, the official UFC page added an identical profile, all but confirming that the rumor was true.   

While the profile only comes up if "Tim Kennedy" is searched and there is no accompanying bio or photos for the fighter, this is no coincidence where an up-and-coming fighter happens to have the same name.

The page lists Kennedy's six Strikeforce fights, where he is 5-1, the only loss coming at the hands of then champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in a closely contested bout that ended up going to the judge's cards.

Kennedy is 14-3 as a professional fighter, with 12 finishes, most recently easily defeating Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson, despite the fact that Lawler manged to last for three rounds.   

Adding Kennedy to the UFC's middleweight division adds depth to a division that is lacking competent grapplers outside of Chael Sonnen, Mark Munoz and Demian Maia.  

Rumor has it that Kennedy was going to coach this season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Michael Bisping if Jason "Mayhem" Miller declined the job, likely due to Kennedy's utter disdain for the British fighter

Additionally, Kennedy's military credentials, including a Bronze Star medal from the US Army, make him an easy fighter to build up for fights in the same fashion that his friend and fellow military hero Brian Stann has been in the past.