With a clean record since joining the UFC, Tim Kennedy isn’t concerned about being able to takedown an Olympic wrestler.
The fighter says that his UFC 178 opponent, Yoel Romero, has an impressive resume but that all of his accomplishments are in the past
“I don’t think I’ll have a problem taking him down,” Kennedy said on UFC Tonight. “I don’t care where the fight goes. I want to beat him on the feet. I’m a much more technical striker. I have very good head defense. If he tries to use his wrestling, I’m good enough to stop his takedowns. I want to beat him up on our feet.”
Kennedy knows that to be successful, he will have to push the pace and be the aggressor.
“I’ve got to put pressure on him from start to finish. He’s super talented when he can dictate how he wants the fight to go. I can’t let him do that. He’ll want range, be explosive and close the distance and dictate timing, but I’m going to be in his face bell to bell looking for a finish at every single moment in the fight.”
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