Cincinnati, OH 03-FEBRUARY 2014 - Vertx® along with sponsored MMA fighter, combat veteran, and Vertx® Pro-Staffer, Tim Kennedy, is excited to announce Kennedy’s upcoming bout versus Michael Bisping on April 16, 2014 at the Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in Quebec City, Canada.
“Working with Tim is a top priority for Vertx® and we are excited to sponsor him in this highly anticipated fight with Michael Bisping,” said Ginger Rohlfs, Director of Marketing for Vertx. “We are beyond thrilled to be able to lend our support to our friend, colleague and partner.”
After years of back-and-forth “talking” between the two, Kennedy received the nod to fight Bisping this past January. Coming off a three-fight win streak, including a first-round TKO victory in his last appearance over Rafael Natal at UFC Fight for the Troops in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Kennedy is more prepared than ever. Carrying an undefeated knock out resume among his UFC colleagues, Kennedy is also known for his military background, edgier sense of humor and out-of-the-ring video antics. He is a favorite among fans who appreciate Tim’s personable and direct nature.
"I couldn't be more excited about having opportunity to fight, and beat, Michael Bisping," said Kennedy. "Representing a company like Vertx® in such a marquee main event matchup is truly a dream come true."
Catch Kennedy vs. Bisping live on Fox Sports 1 and Fight Pass on April 16th. For more information on Vertx® or this release, contact Ginger Rohlfs at grohlfs(at)vertx.com.
Performance is not by accident. Born out of necessity, Vertx® was established after a top federal agency approached a group of award-winning designers with one simple request – to develop a line of apparel bearing full tactical features and a low-profile appearance for covert application. After intensive pattern revisions, numerous fabric samples and countless hours of wear-testing in the field, Vertx® hit the shelves in 2009 and never looked back.
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About Tim Kennedy
Sgt. First Class Tim Kennedy is a Green Beret currently serving in the Texas Army National Guard while simultaneously competing in professional mixed martial arts. Known for delivering fierce KOs or twisting his opponents into quick submissions, Kennedy’s resume in and out of the ring is impressive. He is a decorated Special Forces Operator, Ranger and Sniper Qualified, having served with 7th SFG with deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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