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Luke Rockhold Pulls Out Of Final Strikeforce Title Defense Against Lorenz Larkin | MMA NEWS


The final Strikeforce event set for January 12 has lost another bout to its roster.

Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been forced to withdraw due to a nagging wrist injury.

The show was dubbed “Strikeforce: Champions” but with the loss of Gilbert Melendez earlier in the month and now Rockhold, the champions on the roster are thinning at a rapid rate.

The champion was scheduled to face division standout, Lorenz Larkin in the final Strikeforce cards co-main event until the bout received a bump up to main when Gilbert Melendez bowed out of his fight against Pat Healy.

Since his 2008 debut with the promotion Rockhold has gone 9-0 including two successful title defenses.

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3 Comments to Luke Rockhold Pulls Out Of Final Strikeforce Title Defense Against Lorenz Larkin | MMA NEWS

  1. TheTude says:

    Maybe this injury will keep Rockhold out of the UFC once strikeforce goes down. One has to ask if Rockhold is UFC caliber, 9-0 against a bunch of no names (excluding Jardine) isnt that impressive.

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