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Luke Rockhold signs with major promotion, debut set for April 20

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Former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight Luke Rockhold continues his journey as a professional martial artist.

He has just signed with striking organization Karate Combat and will make his debut on April 20. He will face GLORY and Bellator veteran Joe Schilling in a 195 lbs bout.

Both fighters announced the news of the matchup Wednesday.

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Luke Rockhold fought in BKFC

Luke Rockhold won the UFC middleweight belt as he defeated Chris Weidman with a fourth-round TKO back in December 2015, at UFC 194. Six months later he lost the belt to Michael Bisping.

Rockhold left the UFC after his loss against Paulo Costa in August 2022. He later fought in BKFC where suffered a brutal second-round TKO loss to Platinum Mike Perry in April last year.

Perhaps the 39-year-old will find more use of his slick striking in Karate Combat.

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