Surrey’s Jeremy Kennedy will fly “Down Under” for his next UFC fight, against another home-grown talent.
The Fleetwood-based featherweight will take on Australian warrior Alexander Volkanovski in Sydney on Nov. 19, as part of UFC Fight Night 121.
Volkanovski (15-1) is on a 12-fight winning streak, while Kennedy is undefeated in his pro career, which includes a 3-0 record in UFC action over the past year.
“Excited to be traveling to Australia for the toughest test of my career – a test I will pass,” Kennedy said in an Instagram post on Aug. 23, not long after the match was announced.
On July 22, Kennedy, known as “JBC,” took down Kyle Bochniak in a unanimous decision during a UFC on Fox 25 event held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
In August 2016 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Kennedy scored a unanimous decision over fellow Canadian newcomer Alessandro Ricci, and in February he defeated local favourite Rony Jason at an event in Fortaleza, Brazil.