Tim Kennedy Now Draws Melvin Manhoef at Strikeforce in Ohio

February 7, 2011

Tim Kennedy

The revolving door of opponents for Tim Kennedy has stopped for at least one more day, as the military veteran will now face the heavy handed Melvin Manhoef on March 5 in Columbus, OH.

The bout has finally been confirmed for the promotion’s debut in the Buckeye state, and the middleweights will get a slot on the televised card on Showtime.

Kennedy has bounced opponents a few times for this card. He was originally rumored to meet Jason “Mayhem” Miller, but that fight fell apart and in stepped young gun Luke Rockhold to seize the opportunity.

A knee injury befell Rockhold so in steps Manhoef to the March 5 card.

Manhoef returns to Strikeforce currently riding a two fight losing streak including a knockout loss to Robbie Lawler, and a submission loss to Tatsuya Mizuno in Dream.

Manhoef is known for having lethal knockout power along with a wild and crazy style that makes for a lot of excitement, and sometimes costs him in fights.

Meanwhile, Kennedy is looking to get back in the title hunt after dropping a five round decision to current champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza last year. This will be Kennedy’s first fight since the title fight.