In a battle that will go a long way in the pecking order to determine who will trade blows with current UFC 185 Pound Champion, Chris Weidman.
Tim Kennedy will square off against Yoel Romero at UFC 178 as part of the main card on the PPV that features the rematch of jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson. Tim is enjoying a four fight winning streak, and has yet to taste defeat under the UFC banner, he most recently outpointed the 8th ranked, Michael Bisping via unanimous decision at the Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale Main Event back in April.
Romero also enjoys a win streak of 4 in a row and has only gone the distance once in his career, in his last outing, defeating Brad Tavares via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 11.
Upon hearing the news of the fight announcement, Kennedy tweeted to Yoel stating;
“Looks like we are throwing down. FYI. I’m asking NSAC for drug testing on both of us. Let’s set an example for the sport.”
Romero has yet to respond, but one could entertain the idea that this almost sounds like an accusation on Tim’s part that he thinks Yoel xcould be juicing.
On to the next topic of interest, my personal fave…..women…..and Miesha Tate.
Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Number 1 contender, and currently ranked #2 in the UFC Class, Miesha Tate (14-5) will return to the octagon after her unanimous decision over Liz Carmouche at UFC on Fox 11 to take on undefeated Pancrase and Sengoku veteran Rin Nakai (16-0-1) at UFC Fight Night Japan on Spetember 20th.