- 14-4 MMA / 5-2 Strikeforce Record
- Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
- Notable Wins: Trevor Prangley, Melvin Manhoef, Robbie Lawler
- 10-2 MMA / 2-1 Strikeforce Record
- Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
- Notable Wins: Keith Berry, TJ Cook, Alexandre Moreno
January 12th, 2013
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Tim Kennedy looks to rebound from his second failed attempt at winning Strikeforce gold, when he lost a unanimous decision to Luke Rockhold back in July. The loss snapped a two-fight winning streak, which consisted of victories over Melvin Manhoef and Robbie Lawler.
Trevor Smith drops to middleweight for the first time in Strikeforce after going 2-1 in the light heavyweight division. He started off his Strikeforce career with two straight submission victories over Keith Berry and TJ Cook, but then was stopped in the first round by Gian Villante by TKO. Most recently, Smith took a fight outside of Strikeforce, defeating Alexandre Moreno by first round guillotine choke.