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 Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami

Event Date: September 22, 2017
Broadcast: FXX

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull

Event Date: September 23, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell

Event Date: October 6, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee

Event Date: October 7, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD