Luke Rockhold Away From AKA Ahead of UFC Fight Night 116 Bout

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold isn’t taking his gloves and leaving American Kickboxing Academy. Rockhold, though, is training away from the San Jose-based gym ahead of his return at UFC Fight NIght 116 vs. David Branch. The two will headline the Pittsburgh card on FOX Sports 1 on September 16. In a message posted […]

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold isn’t taking his gloves and leaving American Kickboxing Academy. Rockhold, though, is training away from the San Jose-based gym ahead of his return at UFC Fight NIght 116 vs. David Branch. The two will headline the Pittsburgh card on FOX Sports 1 on September 16. In a message posted […]

Lyoto Machida’s UFC Return Set For Brazil

A decorated former UFC champion is reportedly returning to the octagon this fall. After serving an 18-month United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension for using the prohibited substance 7-Keto due to it including DHEA, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will return to action against No. 7 Derek Brunson at October 28’s […]

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A decorated former UFC champion is reportedly returning to the octagon this fall.

After serving an 18-month United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension for using the prohibited substance 7-Keto due to it including DHEA, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will return to action against No. 7 Derek Brunson at October 28’s UFC Fight Night 119 from Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to a report from Combate (via MMA Mania).Machida was last seen

Machida was last seen losing his previous bout to recent interim title contender Yoel Romero via vicious second-round stoppage at June 2015’s UFC Fight Night 70. The loss marked his second in a row after he was brutally submitted by Luke Rockhold in April 2015. Machida was then set to take on MMA legend Dan Henderson in a rematch of their UFC 157 snoozer at UFC on FOX 16 in April 2016, but his admittance to using 7-Keto forced the bout to be canceled.

Despite the recent downswing against the absolute top of the talented UFC middleweight division, Machida maintains a 22-9 record in MMA with nine of those wins coming by knockout.

He’ll meet another contender looking to fight his way up the ranks in Brunson, a pressuring knockout artist who recently got back on track with a massive knockout of the previously surging Daniel Kelly at this June’s UFC Fight Night 110. Prior to that, Brunson dropped a highly controversial decision to all-time legend Anderson Silva at February’s UFC 208 after getting knocked out by current interim champ Robert Whittaker last November.

UFC Fight Night 119 also features a pivotal light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov, both fighters in need of a big win after recent losses.

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Fear not UFC Fans, the Promotion is Returning Hot & Heavy in September

Yes, this is one of the longest layoffs between UFC cards in recent memory. And for those that love sitting down each and every Saturday night and taking in the action, it probably feels like an eternity. But with Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather set for next weekend, the UFC is planning a strong push once the […]

Yes, this is one of the longest layoffs between UFC cards in recent memory. And for those that love sitting down each and every Saturday night and taking in the action, it probably feels like an eternity. But with Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather set for next weekend, the UFC is planning a strong push once the […]

Luke Rockhold Slams David Branch & “Chump” Michael Bisping

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is a man who is clearly on a mission ahead of his return from injury Rockhold will make his first appearance inside the octagon since his knockout loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 in June 2016. Rockhold, still clearly seething at that loss, must make it past a […]

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is a man who is clearly on a mission ahead of his return from injury Rockhold will make his first appearance inside the octagon since his knockout loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 in June 2016. Rockhold, still clearly seething at that loss, must make it past a […]

Luke Rockhold on David Branch: ‘I’m Ready to Kick His Ass’

Luke Rockhold isn’t known for mincing words and he isn’t about to start now. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder is set to take on David Branch inside the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The bout is set to headline UFC Fight Night 116. Rockhold hasn’t competed since June 2016. It was […]

Luke Rockhold isn’t known for mincing words and he isn’t about to start now. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder is set to take on David Branch inside the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The bout is set to headline UFC Fight Night 116. Rockhold hasn’t competed since June 2016. It was […]

Luke Rockhold on Chris Weidman: ‘He’s a Bit Delusional at Times’

Luke Rockhold isn’t high on facing Chris Weidman again anytime soon. Rockhold is set to do battle with David Branch inside the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The middleweight bout is set to be the main event of UFC Fight Night 116. It’ll be Rockhold’s first bout since June 2016. Back in Dec. 2015, […]

Luke Rockhold isn’t high on facing Chris Weidman again anytime soon. Rockhold is set to do battle with David Branch inside the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The middleweight bout is set to be the main event of UFC Fight Night 116. It’ll be Rockhold’s first bout since June 2016. Back in Dec. 2015, […]