UFC President Dana White announced the matchup Wednesday night on
Fox Sports Live. UFC Fight for the Troops 3 takes place at Fort
Campbell in Hopkinsville, Ky., on Nov. 6 and is also expected to
include a lightweight showdown between Jorge
Masvidal and Rustam
Machida last competed at UFC 163, where he lost a controversial
decision to Phil Davis.
After beginning his professional career with 16 consecutive wins,
“The Dragon” is 3-4 in the Octagon since 2010. Earlier in 2013,
Machida captured a split-verdict over Dan Henderson
at UFC 157.
A two-time Strikeforce title challenger, Kennedy made his
promotional debut in July, winning a unanimous decision against
Gracie at UFC 162. The Army Special Forces member compiled a
6-2 mark in Strikeforce, falling short in championship bouts
against Ronaldo Souza