July 14, 2012; Portland, OR, USA; Luke Rockhold celebrates his win over Tim Kennedy in the middleweight championship fight at MMA Strikeforce at the Rose Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE
Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold is heading to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., to put his 185-pound strap on the line against division number one contender Lorenz Larkin at the upcoming Strikeforce event scheduled for Nov. 3, 2012.
That's according to a report released earlier today from MMA Weekly.
Rockhold (10-1) is riding a nine-fight winning streak that dates back to early 2008, and he's already defended his middleweight strap in back-to-back fights against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) import Keith Jardine and Green Beret grappler Tim Kennedy.
What can "The Monsoon" offer on fight night?
Larkin (13-0) has yet to taste defeat inside the Hexagon -- thanks to a "no contest" against Muhammed Lawal that saw "KIng Mo" get popped for banned substances. Still, the Kim Winslow-approved thrashing was enough to convince the Riverside native it was time to shed some skin and test his might in the lower weight class.
And a win over Robbie Lawler this summer was all he needed for a shot at the gold.
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