Another title fight, another war for Jacare, and this time the judges didn’t rule in his favor. After a five round fight that favored Jacare early, Luke Rockhold stormed back from a 19 month lay off and probably a two round deficit to overpower the middleweight champ en route to a unanimous decision win.
The fight was one of the more memorable of the year, with Rockhold never giving up and moving forward even after being rocked twice by the BJJ ace. Rockhold threw non stop combinations and an avalanche of kicks that landed nicely upon the champ. After twenty five minutes of wild action, an emotional Rockhold gratefully accepted the belt and said he was ready for anyone they threw at him.
So I asked Tim Kennedy, the obvious number one contender what his thoughts were:
“It was an amazing fight. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to fight Rockhold for the title. I hope Luke will be just as prepared for me as he was tonight.”
Let’s hope we get to see these two guys meet in the Strikeforce cage as soon as freaking possible.