UFC 162 results: Tim Kennedy out-grapples Roger Gracie in decision win

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It has been nearly 20 years since a Gracie won a UFC match, a streak that was supposed to end at UFC 162.

The family will have to wait a little longer to end the drought after Roger Gracie lost to Tim Kennedy in a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Though the fight lacked fireworks, Kennedy fearlessly competed with Gracie on the ground, and in fact outworked him positionally when it mattered. Gracie had his chances, scoring three takedowns, but Kennedy either defended perfectly or got up to his feet in an instant.


More Coverage: UFC 162 Results | UFC news
Download MMA Fighting iPhone App



Showing his complete faith in his own grappling skills, Kennedy scored two of his own takedowns and did some damage from the position with strikes.

The judges ultimately scored it for Kennedy 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

According to FightMetric stats, Kennedy out-landed Gracie 126-16 in the fight.

The fight was the UFC debuts for both men. Kennedy is now 16-4 while Gracie fell to 6-2. Even in defeat, he joined Royce, Renzo and Rolles as Gracies who have fought in the UFC. Royce Gracie is the last Gracie to earn a win, beating Dan Severn by triangle choke at UFC 4.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker