Strikeforce Results: Tim Kennedy chokes out Melvin ManhoefPosted on March 5, 2011, 10:09 PM by Anton Gurevich
Melvin Manhoef survived Manhoef's "leg kick onslaught", submitting the Dutchman via a Rear Naked Choke in the first round. Manhoef enjoyed a good start by defending Kennedy's first takedown attempt, and knocking down the American Hero with a vicious left leg kick.
But this was just the beginning. Kennedy managed to push Manhoef to the fence, and from there, it was a short way to taking the fight to the ground. Tim Kennedy began to work his ground and pound, as Manhoef gave up his back several times. Kennedy saw the opportunity, and locked a perfect rear naked choke, forcing the Dutchman to tap out.
Tim Kennedy is now 13-3 in his MMA career, as Melvin Manhoef suffers third consecutive defeat. In his post-fight interview Kennedy called out Robbie Lawler, in what would surely serve as a tough match-up on way to a rematch against Jacare Souza.