Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman 2 Set for UFC 230 in New York
A rematch between two former middleweight champions is finally set for UFC 230 as Luke Rockhold meets Chris Weidman on Nov. 3 in New York.
The fight had actually been rumored for weeks with both fighters verbally agreeing to the matchup but Rockhold was still negotiating his current deal with the UFC. Now sources have confirmed that Rockhold and the UFC has come to terms with Weidman also confirming that he’s signed his bout agreement in a response on Twitter.
I’m all signed up 👊
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) August 18, 2018
Rockhold defeated Weidman back in 2015 to become the UFC middleweight champion.
Since that time, Weidman has been anxious for a chance at revenge and he’ll look to settle the score when he faces Rockhold in November. Weidman is coming off a submission win over Kelvin Gastelum in his most recent performance.
Meanwhile, Rockhold will look to get back on track following a knockout loss in his last fight to Yoel Romero. The former champion was teasing a potential move to light heavyweight before this offer came along that could put him right back into title contention at 185 pounds if he can defeat Weidman for a second time.
With Rockhold vs. Weidman joining the UFC 230 card, the promotion continues to search for a main event with lightweights Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz already scheduled as the co-main event for the evening.