Luke Rockhold’s brief reign as king of the middleweights came to an abrupt and ignominious end at the hands of Michael Bisping. That was over a year ago, and now he’ll finally return – hopefully with the notion to keep his hands up and not take any opponent lightly.
His dance partner at the UFC Fight Night 116 main event is David Branch. Branch is experienced and competent, and he was one of the World Series of Fighting’s best. He’s no Bisping, but he’s got the jiu-jitsu to make Rockhold miserable.
We’ll see if Rockhold can regain some of that glory. In the meantime, here he is in action.