Breaking! Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza 2 will headline November’s UFC Fight Night event in Melbourne

By Chris Taylor - September 11, 2016

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will return to the octagon this November when he squares off with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the main event of UFC Fight Night Melbourne.

Luke Rockhold

UFC officials just announced the bout.

Luke Rockhold was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC 199 event where he suffered a first-round knockout loss to rival Michael Bisping, surrendering his UFC middleweight title in the process. Prior to the title loss, “Rocky” had put together a five-fight win streak which included stoppage victories over Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida and the aforementioned Michael Bisping.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo Souza’s last fight came at May’s UFC 198 event in Brazil, where he earned a dominant first-round TKO victory over former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. “Jacare” has gone 9-1 in his past ten fights overall, with his lone during that time coming to Yoel Romero via split decision.

Souza and Rockhold have met once before while fighting under the Strikeforce banner, with Luke emerging victorious via unanimous decision in a five-round middleweight championship bout.

Who do you think will win the rematch in Melbourne, Australia, on November 26? Sound off PENN Nation!


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