This UFC 230 is not your ordinary big match, because there will be Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman is one of the cards. The fight is going to be interesting because of Chris Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) was a middleweight titleholder, and now, Luke Rockhold (16-4MMA, 6-3UFC) is the one who took away the belt from the champion. UFC 230 itself will take place on 3rd November at Madison Square Garden, NYC. For those who want to watch the broadcast, the main card would only be available for PPV (pay per view), and you could access the others with the usual UFC fight pass. Seeing from the rankings, Rockhold is no four according to the USA today, while his opponent wannabe, Weidman, is just behind him at no 5.
This fight between Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman has caught many interests from the fans. It has been almost one year since the last time Weidman fight on the ring. Since his last fight against Kelvin Gastelum, a hand injury has kept him from fighting since then. He has been recovering from that hand injury and being in sidelines for a few months now.
Weidman’s Career was started at 13-0 with a knockout of the legendary fighter Anderson Silva, winning a middleweight title in UFC 162. It was more than five years ago. Weidman also defended his title during his rematch against Silva, in which Silva broke his leg. From there, he gained more victory, from Lyoto Machida by decision, and from Vitor Belfort by KO. That was one of his best performances before he met Rockhold in the ring.
In December 2015, at UFC 194 to be exact, Rockhold stopped Weidman consecutive victory and taking along his title with it. It was a TKO in the fourth round. From there, his record seemed to be declining, and this upcoming Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman is his chance to prove that he is better than the present records.
Rockhold’s records seem to be not so far from Weidman’s. After winning Weidman’s title, he lost his first title defense match in just six months after. And 15 months after that, he got back and stopped David Branch in the second round with TKO. It was his fight in UFC fight night 116 in which he got the main event. Earlier this year in UFC 221, he got a chance to win the interim middleweight title, but once again he missed the chance because of a knockout form Romero in the third round.
Seeing the two fighters would be so fired up in this fight, who wouldn’t want to see the match between Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman. Both of them has the chance to be the champion, and each one of them has been on that spot before. There are also lots of interesting fight in UFC 230 that is worth our attention. Make sure that you have reserved your seat or your time to watch this upcoming fight because you might end up regretting if you don’t.