It appears that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will not get the rematch he was hoping for next. According to MMAWeekly.com, Lorenz Larkin will face Rockhold in November, not former champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
The bout would serve as the co-main event to a heavyweight featured attraction between Daniel Cormier and Frank Mir. The card is set for November 3 on Showtime from Oklahoma City.
Larkin (13-0) is undefeated in his career after having a loss overturned to a no-contest against Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Larkin dropped to middleweight after the defeat, topping Robbie Lawler this past July.
Rockhold (10-1) was expecting to face Souza again after claiming the title from him back in 2011 via decision. Instead, it appears as if Larkin will receive the title shot.