Article

Rockhold-Souza II Headlines Down Under in November

A former champion will begin his road back to the top while a top contender seeks redemption as the UFC returns to Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, November 26 (Sunday local time) with a five-round middleweight main event pitting Luke Rockhold against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at Rod Laver Arena.

FOX Sports 1 will televise the event, which sees the UFC return to Melbourne for the first time since the historic UFC 193 event in November of 2015.

The former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion, and currently the No. 1-ranked contender at 185 pounds, Rockhold is eager to erase the memory of his UFC 199 loss to Michael Bisping and get his shot at a rubber match with "The Count" as soon as possible. But first, the Californian has unfinished business with Brazil's Souza, a ground wizard with potent punching power who believes he is a completely different fighter from the one who lost his Strikeforce title to Rockhold in 2011. Now, fresh off a stirring first-round knockout of Vitor Belfort in May, the No. 3-ranked Souza can make his own case for a title shot with a win over Rockhold.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for more fight card announcements and ticket on-sale information.

Media

Recent
Las Vegas’ two biggest names gear up for their monumental showdown. Conor McGregor continues to perfect his skills in the gym, as his coaches talk glove size and Game of Thrones. Floyd Mayweather and his team come out swinging at Topgolf.
21/08/2017
Watch the fighters of Week 7's Tuesday Night Contender Series face-off.
21/08/2017
Watch music video featuring newly-released track from The Killers, “The Man". Legendary Floyd “Money” Mayweather faces all-time MMA great “The Notorious” Conor McGregor in an unprecedented event - live Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9PM ET/6PM PT on SHOWTIME PPV.
20/08/2017
Check out Conor McGregor's final fight before he joined the UFC at Cage Warriors 51 on December 31, 2012 for the lightweight belt. Just like in the UFC he became Cage Warriors first ever two-division champion.
19/08/2017