Luke Rockhold is finally making the leap to 205.
The former middleweight champion is reported to be facing Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as reported by ESPN.
Luke Rockhold has been planning jumping up for some time now and has long been eyeing a clash with Jon Jones in the future. Rockhold has now followed through on this change in career path and will test the waters at 205 when he takes on #6-ranked Jan Blachowicz.
Jan Blachowicz is a former kickboxer who has an MMA record of 23-8. He has currently won four of his last five bouts, but is coming off a devastating knockout loss to Thiago Santos in February. Blachowicz boasts victories over names like Jimi Manuwa, Ilir Latifi, and Nikita Krylov and is a tough test for anybody making their 205 debut
Luke Rockhold is a former middleweight champion in the UFC as
well as Strikeforce. Rockhold has put together a solid résumé in his career,
holding victories over names like Jacare Souza, Michael Bisping, Lyota Machida,
Chris Weidman, and many others. In Rockhold’s last outing, he suffered a
devastating knockout loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 221. Following the loss,
Rockhold made the decision that it is time for a change.
Luke Rockhold was originally planning to make his light
heavyweight debut against Alexander Gustafsson last August at UFC 227, unfortunately
Rockhold suffered a leg injury and has remained sidelined since.
UFC 239 currently does not have a main event. The event will
take place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 6, 2019.
What is your prediction
for this light heavyweight bout? Will Luke Rockhold have a successful 205 debut
against Jan Blachowicz?