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.
UFC officials just announced the bout.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) September 12, 2016
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.
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