Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold wasn’t able to get the thrilling finish he was seeking Saturday night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy.
Instead, Rockhold was forced to go through 25 minutes of action with Tim Kennedy.
By the time the fifth round ended, it was Rockhold standing tall, as he successfully defended his title for a second time with a decision victory.
However, the win wasn’t exactly what Rockhold was striving for, as he remarked on Twitter Sunday.
Thanks everybody, that was a tough fight, wasn’t my best but I got the job done!
— Luke Rockhold (@rockholdMMA) July 15, 2012
It remains unknown who Rockhold will be paired against next, as he was set to fight Kennedy for several months now before injuries kept the two apart.