twitter google

Luke Rockhold-Lorenz Larkin On Tap For January Strikeforce Return Card

Strikeforce officials have promised to return in 2013 with a mega-event, and it appears at least one title will be on the line that night.

According to a report by MMAjunkie.com, Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will face Lorenz Larkin. The two were expected to meet in November, but that card was one of two cancelled by the promotion.

Rockhold (10-1) is undefeated in his Strikeforce career, having successfully defended the belt against Keith Jardine and Tim Kennedy. He was injured in training before news of the card cancellation came about.

Larkin (13-0) is also unbeaten in Strikeforce, but that has a bit of a mark next to it. Larkin was defeated at light heavyweight by Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, but the decision was changed to a no-contest after Lawal failed his post-fight drug test. Larkin won his middleweight debut over Robbie Lawler earlier this year.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold

Event Date: April 18, 2015
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1

UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

Event Date: April 25, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs. Hunt

Event Date: May 10, 2015
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove

Event Date: May 15, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber

Event Date: May 16, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC 187: Jones vs. Johnson

Event Date: May 23, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass