"African Savage"


Fighting style: Wrestler
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 5"
Reach: 83"
Leg reach: 47.00
Weight: 205 lbs.
Team: Fortis MMA (2015–present)
Nationality: Nigerian
Age: 31


Recent win streak: 3
Wins by KO: 6
Wins by decision: 3
Avg. Sig. Strikes Per Event: 28.67



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1130
Significant Strikes Landed: 531


Takedowns Attempted: 10


Kennedy Nzechukwu is a UFC fighter in the Light Heavyweight division. He was born and raised in Nigeria, but moved to America when he was 18 years old to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional MMA fighter.

Nzechukwu began training at the age of fourteen, under the tutelage of Muhsin Corbbrey at American Top Team (ATT) Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school, Kennedy continued his development as an amateur MMA athlete before turning pro in 2017.

He quickly made a name for himself with victories over notables such as Caleb Fuller and former Bellator Contender Phil Davis during ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 28 tournament where he earned the title “King of Kings” after going undefeated with three KO/TKOs and one submission victory.

After winning his contract on TUF 28 finale against Sean O’Malley on December 1st 2018, Nzechukwu went on to compete professionally for Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA), where he won two fights by unanimous decision before signing with UFC in 2019. His debut fight came against Devin Clark at UFC Fight Night 154, which ended up being declared a draw after taking place over three rounds without any knockouts or submissions occurring within them. Two months later however Kennedy got back into the win column following an impressive first round knockout victory over Darko Stosic at UFC Fight Night 156: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 via punches and elbows which earned him Performance Of The Night honors on August 10th 2019.

Following that performance Kennedy has gone on build an impressive 5-1-1 record while competing inside The Octagon beating fighters like Dequan Townsend , Aleksa Camur , Ed Hermann & Willian Knight before suffering his first loss from veteran Jimmy Crute who defeated him via submission(armbar)at UFC 257 – Poirier vs McGregor 2 . Despite this setback Kennedy still looks forward to making more progress climbing up through light heavyweight rankings eventually aiming for a shot at championship gold! Outside of fighting career Nzechukwu is also known for doing motivational speaking events for young people across Texas inspiring them to follow their own dreams no matter what obstacles may stand in their way!

Fight History

Ovince Saint Preux
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 16, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura
Dustin Jacoby
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 1:22
Sat. Aug 05, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Font
Devin Clark
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 2:28
Sat. May 06, 2023
UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo
Karl Roberson
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 2:19
Sat. Jul 09, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev
Nicolae Negumereanu
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 05, 2022
UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal
Da-Un Jung
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:04
Sat. Nov 13, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez
Danilo Marques
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Jun 26, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov
Carlos Ulberg
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Mar 06, 2021
UFC 259: Adesanya vs. Blachowicz
Darko Stosic
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 03, 2019
UFC FN: Covington vs. Lawler
Paul Craig
Kennedy Nzechukwu: Defeated
by Submission in Round 3
Sat. Mar 30, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Gaethje


What Is Kennedy Nzechukwu's Record?
Kennedy Nzechukwu's record stands at 12 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws.

When Is Kennedy Nzechukwu's Next Fight?
The next fight date for Kennedy Nzechukwu is currently unknown.

What Is Kennedy Nzechukwu's Ranking On Tapology?
As a UFC journalist, I cannot provide Kennedy Nzechukwu's current ranking on Tapology as this information is unknown or not specified.

Who Won The Fight Between Kennedy Nzechukwu And Carlos Ulberg?
Kennedy Nzechukwu won the fight against Carlos Ulberg via knockout in round two.

What Is Kennedy Nzechukwu's Profile On Sherdog?
Kennedy "American Savage" Nzechukwu is a Mixed Martial Arts fighter with statistics and profile detailed on Sherdog, a prominent MMA reporting and analysis site.

Who Won The Fight Between Kennedy Nzechukwu And Ion Cutelaba?
Kennedy Nzechukwu won the fight against Ion Cutelaba via TKO (punches) in Round 2 on November 19, 2022.

Who Won The Fight Between Kennedy Nzechukwu And Devin Clark?
Kennedy Nzechukwu won the fight against Devin Clark.

Who Won The Fight Between Kennedy Nzechukwu And Dustin Jacoby?
Dustin Jacoby won the fight against Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC Nashville on Saturday, August 6, 2023, with a first-round knockout.

What Is Kennedy Nzechukwu's Ranking?
The current ranking of Kennedy Nzechukwu is unknown as it is not specified in the provided context.