Jeremy Kennedy has signed with yet another major MMA promotion. The Canadian combatant is now apart of the Bellator MMA roster.
This was first reported by MMA Junkie. An opponent or debut date has not been confirmed as of yet.
JBC began his MMA career cutting his teeth in the British Columbia scene. He would make his pro debut under the Battlefield Fight League banner in June 2013. Kennedy would eventually pick up the BFL featherweight championship in January 2015.
Kennedy would debut with the UFC in August 2016 and put together a three-fight win streak to begin his octagon campaign. Jeremy Kennedy notched wins over Alex Ricci, Rony Jason, and Kyle Bochniak. He would eventually lose to current UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
After that loss to Volkanovski, Kennedy would pick up consecutive wins under the Brave CF banner with back to back knockouts over Danyel Pilo and Marat Magomedov to close out 2018.
Jeremy Kennedy would then go to PFL and take part in their 2019 featherweight tournament. There he posted a 2-1 record with 1 no contest. Jeremy Kennedy defeated Steven Siler and avenged his defeat to Luis Rafael Laurentino.
The no contest on his record was previously a loss in the tournament semi-finals to Daniel Pineda via submission. The first-round guillotine choke win was overturned after Pineda was flagged. This was as a result of an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio.
Bellator MMA has a featherweight division that boasts several formidable competitors. The 145-pound class within Bellator features names like champion Patricio Pitbull, A.J. McKee, and Emmanuel Sanchez to name a few.
The story of the Bellator featherweight grand prix is still currently unfurling. This creates an interesting landscape for a debuting 145 pounder in Jeremy Kennedy.
The 28-year-old has compiled a 15-2 record and is a great addition to galvanize an already rock-solid featherweight hierarchy within Bellator MMA.