Having spent several years under the Strikeforce banner fighting numerous top-tier middleweights, he relished the day when he could challenge fighters in the organization that most consider the No. 1 mixed martial arts promotion in the world.
Kennedy already has a couple of UFC fights under his belt, but now he gets the chance to face a perennial contender. A victory over Bisping would vault Kennedy into title contention.
Tim Kennedy and Michael Bisping headline The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in a five-round, non-title fight on Wednesday, April 16, in Quebec City, Quebec.