Surrey-raised fighter Jeremy Kennedy in a Bellator MMA photo.

Surrey-raised fighter Jeremy Kennedy in a Bellator MMA photo.

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UPDATE: Surrey’s Kennedy loses his second Bellator fight to Borics

In November, Kennedy won his Bellator debut

** This story has been updated

Surrey’s Jeremy Kennedy lost his second Bellator promotion MMA fight last Friday, April 9.

Ranked #8 in the featherweight division heading in, Kennedy was looking to make a statement against a tough Adam Borics, ranked #3 with the Bellator organization, but the Fleetwood-raised fighter lost a decision to Borics after three rounds.

Their main-card fight, part of Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida, could be watched on the Bellator MMA YouTube channel, inside the “FightSphere” at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

More event details are posted to bellator.com.

In November, Kennedy won his Bellator debut in a unanimous decision over American Matt Bessett. Kennedy, a former UFC fighter who grew up in the Fleetwood area of Surrey and now lives in Langley, improved his pro MMA record to 16 wins, two losses and one no contest; with Friday’s result, he now has three pro losses.

Last fall, after the three rounds of his win, a beaming Kennedy was draped with the Canadian flag, and he later talked about the whole experience during a 13-minute press conference posted to YouTube.

“We just getting started! Very excited for this new chapter,” Kennedy later tweeted, with a graphic showing the 16 fights he’s won. The notches are tattooed on his left rib cage.



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