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MMAjunkie.com has learned Tim Kennedy will fight Melvin Manhoef at next month's Strikeforce show. Sources said bout agreements are in the process of being finalized, though they're currently not signed.
Manhoef actually is the third proposed opponent (Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Luke Rockhold) for Kennedy at Strikeforce's debut show in the Buckeye State.
Tim Kennedy (12-3)
Loss Ronaldo Souza - Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce
Win Trevor Prangley - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Strikeforce
Win Zak Cummings - Submission (North-South Choke) Strikeforce
Melvin "No Mercy" Manhoef (24-8-1)Mar 5th, live on Showtime from Columbus, Ohio:
Loss Tatsuya Mizuno - Submission (Kimura) Dream 15
Loss Robbie Lawler - KO (Punches) Strikeforce
Win Kazuo Misaki - TKO (Punches) K-1 - Dynamite
- Rafael Cavalcante vs. Dan Henderson [LHW title]
- Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate [WW title]
- Tim Kennedy vs. Melvin Manhoef
- Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Masvidal