Former Battlefield Fight League featherweight champion and former UFC prospect Jeremy Kennedy will make his return to where he began. On March 17, Kennedy will headline BFL 61 at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
MMASucka.com learned of the main event on Wednesday morning.
Kennedy (13-1) began his pro career on quite the winning streak and after eight unblemished performances got his shot at the UFC. The 26-year-old went 3-1 inside the Octagon, but after some lengthy contract negotiations, Kennedy parted with the organization.
Jeremy Kennedy returns to Battlefield Fight League
Since his departure from the UFC, Kennedy won two in a row under the Brave banner, with both victories coming via knockout.
This will be the first time the Revolution Fight Team product has fought inside the BFL cage since March 2016 when he defeated Drew Brokenshire via unanimous decision.
Kennedy wanted to pursue a career in North America, so despite being under contract with Brave CF they were willing to grant him his release from the promotion.
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With a lot of big changes happening in my life recently, buying a house and getting engaged. I have wanted to start focusing my career closer to home in North America. I now have the opportunity of fighting close to home. After speaking with Brave and expressing my interests, they agreed to give me my release from my promotional agreement. Competing for Brave has been incredible. It was an amazing experience to travel and fight in such unique destinations. They have set the standard on how an organization should be run and athletes be treated. I want to give a huge thank you to Sheikh Khalid for the platform he has created in Brave that allowed me to showcase my skills against some of the toughest competition from around the world. I also want to thank Mr.Shahid, Yousef, Lucas, Faith, Raisa and the rest of the Brave staff. I will miss working with all of you! The door is never closed for my return to the BraveCF cage! I am excited for the next chapter of my career!
MMASucka.com will have more details as they arise, but as of right now, no opponent has been announced so stand opposite Kennedy in the main event slot.
BFL 61 will have a special 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET start time and will be co-headlined by Jamey Lyn-Horth fighting for the first-ever BFL women’s world title.
Start your St. Patrick’s day right and head to the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam for BFL 61 on March 17.
This event goes down just one day after BFL 60 on March 16.
*Originally posted February 6, 2019
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