Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Kennedy at January 7th Strikeforce Event in Vegas

Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold will make his first title defense against top contender, Tim Kennedy at a yet to be announced Strikeforce event in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7th, 2012. The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas is being targeted.

Rockhold captured the Strikeforce middleweight title after a year away from the sport due to injury, defeating Brazilian submission machine, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

Kennedy has won six of his last seven fights including a first round submission win over Melvin Manhoef and a unanimous decision win over Robbie Lawler. His only loss comes from then-champion, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a five round battle.

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