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CASEY KENNEY

AGE

28

RECORD

12-1-1

REACH

68”

HEIGHT

5'7"

WEIGHT

125LB

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

RISE COMBAT SPORTS

HOMETOWN

TUSCON, ARIZONA, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC ON ESPN 2 – VS RAY BORG

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Kenney is in the southpaw stance. Borg is in the orthodox stance. Both fighters are light on their feet. They are measuring their range. Hard kick to the body lands for Kenney! Borg starts pressing forward but he is eating hard kicks. Borg initiates the clinch. He takes the body lock and starts working for a takedown. 1st min in, Kenney shows his takedown defense. Kenney reverses the position. He beautifully trips Borg down to the mat! Kenney is in a good top position. He takes the half guard. Borg is controlling the posture from the bottom. Borg is working for the kimura! Kenney sees it coming and defends. Borg crawls towards the fence and starts working for his way up. Kennedy goes around and drags Borg away from the fence. Halfway in, Kenney is showing great grappling skills! Borg explodes back to his feet! He immediately drops his levels and takes the double leg. Kenney is defending well. Kenney lands a nice knee to the body. Borg is committed to a takedown. He picks Kenney up and slams him down to the mat! Kenney immediately scrambles back to his feet and initiates the clinch. Kenney now drops his levels. Borg defends but Kenney goes around and takes his back! 1 min to go, Borg is fighting the wrists. He stands up but Kenney has a body lock. Kenney drags Borg down. Borg rolls over and ends up on top! Great move by Borg. He opens up with a couple of punches as the round ends. 10-9 Kenney

Rd 2 – Borg takes the center and starts walking Kenney down. He steps in with a right hand and ducks for a takedown. Kenney is defending against the fence. Borg has double under hooks. He level changes once again and grabs the single leg. Kenney is defending well. 1st min in, Kenney has a hard time separating. Borg takes the body lock and takes his back. Kenney scrambles and reverses the clinch position. Kenney is working for a takedown. Borg reverses the clinch position. He grabs the single leg. Borg switches to a double leg, picks Kenney and slams him down! Kenney scrambles but has a hard time finding his way up. Borg takes the back! Kenney shakes him off and takes the top position! Halfway in, Kenney is working for the position. Both fighters are great wrestlers. Kenney starts landing nice knees to the body. Borg is on his knees and manages to stand up. Borg spins around but eats a hard knee to the body. Kenney is controlling the clinch. Both fighters are using a lot of energy. 1 min to go, Kennedy drops for a double leg. Borg defends. Borg separates and lands a nice right hand! He follows with a clinch against the fence. Borg grabs the single leg. He switches to a double and picks Kenney up in the air! Borg scores a powerful takedown! He immediately takes the back but Kenney shakes him off and ends up on top! 10-9 Borg

 

Rd 3 – Kenney takes the center. He explodes with a left hand and lands! Hard inside leg kick drops Borg! Borg immediately pushes for a double leg. He picks Kenney up and scores a powerful slam takedown! Great move by Borg! Kenney scrambles and manages to stand. Borg takes the back with a body lock. Kenney spins and initiates the clinch against the fence. 1st min in, Kenney is working for a takedown. Both fighters are passive. Borg is defending well. Knee to the body lands for Borg. Kenney goes around and takes the back. Borg separates the hands and reverses the clinch position. Borg level changes and scores another takedown. Kenney gives his back to Borg and starts working for his way up. Halfway in, Kenney shakes Borg off and ends up on top. Both fighters are displaying great grappling skills. Kenney sinks in the rear naked choke! He switches to a neck crank! Borg defends well. Borg is back to his feet. He is controlling Kenney in the clinch. Borg partially scores a takedown. Kenney is standing. Borg picks him up and slams him once again! 1 min to go, Kenney scrambles his way up. Borg continues with the clinch. Kenney reverses the position. Borg separates. Kick to the body lands for Kenney! Borg responds with a hard right hand! Kenney is pressing forward. Both fighters are tired. Both fighters are swinging wildly in the last 10 seconds!!! 10-9 Borg

WATCH FIGHT

MARCH 2019 LFA 62 – VS VINCE CACHERO

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD KO (KNEE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Kenney is in the southpaw stance. Cachero is in the orthodox stance. Kenney takes the center and opens the round with a leg kick. Both fighters are feeling each other. Cachero lands a nice leg kick. Cachero connects with a left hook. Kenney clinches and lands a knee to the body. Both fighters are aggressive. Nice spinning kick to the ribs lands for Kenney! He is looking sharp. 1st min in, Cachero pushes forward with the punches but eats a hard two punch combo! Kenney is looking calm and relaxed. Big kick to the body lands for Kenney! He moves in with the punches but eats a nasty knee to the head!!! Cachero is knocked out!!!
WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 LFA 53 – VS BRANDON ROYVAL

RESULT – WON VIA 5th RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the southpaw stances. Royval opens the fight with a leg kick. Kenney responds with a big left hand! Royval returns with an uppercut! Royval is exploding with the punches and kicks! Both fighters are very aggressive early. Big left hand lands for Royval! Nice step in left hook lands for Kenney. Royval pushes with the leg kick but gets clipped with a right hook, Royval is exploding with he leg kicks. 1st min in, he is destroying the lead leg of Kenney early. Both fighters are firing everything they have! Royval is more precise during the exchanges. Big two punch combo lands for Kenney! Royval continues with the pressure. He is looking for a brawl. He is moving in and eating counter punches. Hard inside leg kick lands for Royval! Kenney explodes with a big left hand! Royval is hurt!!! Kenney follows to the mat and takes the back! He sinks in the rear-naked choke!!! Royval is defending well. Halfway in, Kenney is committed to a submission. It looks like the choke is on the jaw. Royval is pushing the arm away. Royval escapes the submission. Great move. Kenney is all over him. He takes the back once again. Royval is scrambling from the bottom but ends up in the rear-naked choke once again! Royval is showing great submission defense. Kenney switches to an armbar! What a move by Kenney! Royval is in all sorts of trouble! 1 min to go, Royval is defending well. It looks like Royval is fine. He is on top. Kenney is holding on the arm on the bottom. 10-9 Kenney

 

Rd 2- Kenney takes the center. Royval opens the round with a leg kick. Both fighters exchange hard kicks. Kenney is looking more patient. Royval explodes with a kick but eats a hard counter left. Another left lands for Kenney! Royval is swinging and missing. Kenney is looking more disciplined on the feet. Royval moves in but eats a right hand! Kenney follows with another right and lands! Royval is pressing forward. Big kick to the body lands for Royval! Kenney responds with a right hand. They are in each other’s face and trading punches. Royval is backing Kenney back with the leg kicks. Kenney dives for a double leg and gets the takedown. Kenney is working from the guard position. Royval scrambles and gives his back! Kenney is looking for the armbar! Royval defends and manages to stand up. Halfway in, However, Kenney is controlling the neck against the fence. Kenney lets go and dives for another double leg. Kenney picks Royval up and slams him down. Kenney is displaying strong wrestling skills. He is in the half guard. Royval gives his back once again.  Kenney has a body lock. Royval scrambles but Kenney shows great top control. Royval does a good job coming back up. He lands a nice elbow. Kenney is controlling the clinch against the cage. 1 min to go, Kenney is looking like a much stronger fighter. Royval is trying to break free. Kenney goes for the armbar against the cage! Royval fights it off! Kenney starts exploding with the left hand! Royval is eating hard punches! 10-9 Kenney

 

Rd 3 – Kenney takes the center. He is looking confident. Royval opens the round with a jab. Kenney presses forward and initiates the clinch. He drops his levels and takes the single leg. Kenney scores the takedown and tarts working for a position. Royval is scrambling from the bottom. Kenney is busy from the top and starts working from the half guard. 1st min in, Royval is constantly scrambling. Kenney is all over him threatening with the submissions. He is looking to isolate the arm. Kenney is dominating the fight so far. Royval has no answer at all. He is working for his way up. Royval is on his knees. Kenney displays his great wrestling skills. Royval is desperately crawling to the fence but Kenney stops him. Halfway in, the referee warns the fighters to work. Kenney is putting strong pressure on Royval. Royval is wasting a lot of energy on the bottom. Royval gives his back to Kenney. Kenney is putting pressure on the neck of Royval. He starts opening with a couple of punches. 1 min to go, Kenney is looking to set up the arm triangle. Royval spots the danger and escapes. He finds his way up but Kenney immediately reacts and drags him back to the mat. Royval is looking for a leg lock! He is attacking the heel hook! Kenney spins out of it! Kenney is landing with the left hand. 10-9 Kenney

 

Rd 4 – Kenney takes the center. Both fighters exchange punches. Royval starts exploding. He lands a hard leg kick! Kenney is waiting for a counter. Nice one two lands for Royval! He moves in once again but Kenney times the entry and scores a double leg takedown. Royval shoots for the omoplata! Kenney defends the submission and takes the guard position. 1st min in, Royval is threatening from the bottom. Kenney goes around the guard and gets the side control. Royval scrambles and gets his guard back. He lands a couple of elbows from the bottom. Kenney is a very powerful fighter. He makes a transition to the half guard position. Royval is breathing heavily on the bottom. This is exhausting for him. Kenney starts dropping hard short elbows from the top position. Halfway in, Royval scrambles and gives his back to Kenney! Kenney is relentless. Royval scrambles once again and Kenney starts working for a mount position. He is working for the armbar! Royval defends. Kenney takes the side control. This is a pure grappling match. Kenney is making fast transitions. Both fighters are making the transitions. Royval shoots for a heel hook but Kenney escapes. 1 min to go, Royval is not giving up in any point in this fight. Kenney is on the back of Royval. Royval scrambles out and gets his guard back. Kenney stands and lands a hard leg kick. 10-9 Kenney

 

Rd 5 – Royval clearly needs a finish in this round. He starts opening up with the kicks and punches. He moves in with a left hand but eats a right counter. Royval starts pressuring forward. Both fighters are swinging and missing. Stiff jab to the boy lands for Kenney. Royval is looking for a knockout. Kenney dives for a single leg and gets the takedown. 1st min in, Smart move by Kenney. Royval scrambles and finishes on top! Great move by Royval. Kenney grabs the single and starts working for his way out. Kenney reverses the position! Kenney is looking to isolate the arm! Royval scrambles and ends up in the north south position. Royval shoots for the armbar. Kenney defends and gets the half guard position. He lands a couple of nice elbows. Halfway in, Royval is looking desperate on the bottom. It looks like Kenney can fight this fight the entire night. He is dominating Royval. Royval scrambles but starts eating punches. He rolls to a leg lock attempt but Kenney escapes. Kenney is always a step in front. The referee stops the fight due to inactivity. The fight continues in the center. Royval establishes the pressure but Kenney explodes for a takedown once again. 1 min to go, Kenney gets the takedown and shoots for the rear-naked choke! Royval is defending well. Kenney readjusts but Royval shows his good submission defense and escapes. 10-9 Kenney

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

14 MATCHES 12 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 2 0
SUBMISSION 4 0
DECISION 6 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Kenney is a talented wrestling-based fighter with very good standup skills.
  • He is the former LFA flyweight and Bantamweight champion.
  • Kenney is the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.
  • He has made his UFC debut against Borg.
  • Kenney was dominating the LFA organization with his wrestling. However, against Borg, he was struggling with his wrestling defense.
  • His wrestling offense is bounded to perfection as seen against Royval.
  • On the mat, Kenney is constantly threatening with the submissions from all positions.
  • He is making fast transitions on the mat and also has very good scrambles of his back as seen against Royval and Borg.
  • His standup skills are very good. He has great timing on the counter punches as seen against Royval.
  • Against Cachero, Kenney has displayed great Muay Thai skills.