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Kennedy Nzechukwu and Carlos Ulberg, UFC 259
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (L-R) Kennedy Nzechukwu of Nigeria punches Carlos Ulberg of New Zealand in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Kennedy “African Savage” Nzechukwu (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 6

Via KO/TKO: 6

Via Submission: 0

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 2

Via KO/TKO: 2

(Carlos Ulberg, Danilo Marques)

Via Submission: 0

Kennedy Nzechukwu is a veteran of the 2018 season of the Contender Series where he earned his contract with an impressive first round TKO finish with a head kick and punches.

Nzechukwu lost his first fight in the UFC but has been a problem ever since.

Kennedy stands at 6’5″ tall with a crazy 83″ reach (which is five inches longer than his opponents, Da Un Jung) And, unlike some fighters with longer builds, Kennedy uses his reach very well.

Nzechukwu keeps his opponents on the end of his punches, has a good straight left hands and has KO power that he keeps throughout a whole three round fight.

Kennedy’s fight against Danilo Marques really showed he has a fighters heart when he rallied after being essentially taken down and controlled for two rounds, to come back and get the finish in the third.

Nzechukwu is less experienced and well-rounded than his opponent Da Un Jung, but this is sure to be a competitive fight that fans will not want to take their eyes off of, because it could easily end at any second.

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