Mixed martial arts career
Before joining the UFC, Kennedy amassed an amateur record of 7-2 and a professional record of 8-0.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Kennedy made his promotional debut on August 27, 2016 at UFC on Fox 21 against Alessandro Ricci.He won the fight by unanimous decision
Kennedy was briefly tabbed as a short notice replacement to face Mirsad Bektic on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204. Subsequently, after his participation was publicly confirmed, Kennedy indicated he was injured and unable to take the fight. He was replaced by Russell Doane.
The bout with Volkanovski was rescheduled and took place on February 11, 2018 at UFC 221. He lost the fight via technical knock out in round two.
Kennedy’s contract with the UFC ended after the Volkanovski bout and Kennedy has a UFC exemption clause in his contract with Brave CF even though he’s fighting for Brave if UFC lines him up a fight he will rejoin with UFC but until then Jeremy is signed with a new promotion – Brave CF. Kennedy is expected to headline Brave 14 against Danyel Pilo on August 18, 2018