Tim Kennedy hits a powerful overhand in Brazil to win the fight
Rafael Sapo had a mission ahead: defeating Tim Kennedy , a former army sniper the U.S. , within a military base in the United States . And despite a good start in the fight , the Brazilian was surprised by a coup left late in the first round and was knocked out . The fight was headlining the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 , also called UFC Fight Night 31 event held on the evening of Wednesday ( 06 ) , Fort Campbell , United States.
Called just 30 days before the fight , the duel began Rafael Sapo surprising American.
Missing 20 seconds to the end of the round , Tim Kennedy shortened the distance , took the guard of Brazilian and embedded powerful blow left. Sapo went down and the American hit just one more punch to end the dispute , knocking out Rafael .
The result marked the second consecutive win for Kennedy before a Brazilian - previously he had defeated Roger Gracie in his UFC debut - and a breakdown of three wins in series of Toad .
Check out the results of the preliminary card of UFC Fight for the Troops 3
Tim Kennedy defeated Rafael Sapo by KO in R1;
Alexis Davis defeated Liz Carmouche in a unanimous decision;
Yoel Romero Ronny Markes defeated by TKO in R3;
Rustam Khabilov defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision of the judges;
Michael Chiesa finished Colton Smithcom a rear naked choke in R2;
Bobby Green defeated James Krause by TKO in R1;
Francisco Rivera defeated George Roop by TKO in R2;
Dennis Bermudez defeated Steven Siler in a unanimous decision;
Amanda Nunes Germaine de Randamie defeated by TKO in R1;
Lorenz Larkin defeated Chris Camozzi by unanimous decision of the judges;
Yancy Medeiros defeated Yves Edwards by KO in R1;
Seth Baczynski defeated Neil Magny unanimous decision of the judges;
Derek Brunson Brian Houston finished with a rear naked choke in R1;