Hand Injury Knocks Luke Rockhold Out of Nov. 3 Strikeforce Title Defense Against Lorenz Larkin
A left hand injury has forced Luke
to withdraw from his Nov. 3 title
in Oklahoma City.
reported the news, and Sherdog.com confirmed Rockhold’s injury
Tuesday with a source close to the fighter.
This marks the third injury to affect Strikeforce’s Nov. 3
offering, as Frank Mir and
McMann were also forced to pull out of their respective
matchups against Daniel
Cormier and Liz
Carmouche. As of now, the event is still slated to take place
at Chesapeake Energy Arena. It is currently unknown if Larkin will
remain on the card, and the promotion has made no official
announcement regarding Rockhold’s injury.
Rockhold, 27, has fought the majority of his professional career as
a Strikeforce talent, posting six consecutive victories in the
promotion’s hexagonal cage before capturing the middleweight title
in a September 2011 clash with Ronaldo
Souza. The American Kickboxing Academy standout has since
defended his strap twice, first knocking out ex-UFC light
Jardine in January before taking a unanimous decision from
Kennedy in July.
A former light heavyweight, Larkin has fought just once at 185
pounds, earning a unanimous decision victory over former EliteXC
Lawler on July 14. Larkin has thus far competed five times for
Strikeforce, notching wins over Scott
Villante and Nick
Rossborough last year before kicking off 2012 with a knockout
loss to Muhammed
Lawal that was later changed to a no-contest after “King Mo”
tested posted for a banned substance.
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