Luke Rockhold is scheduled to fight Lyoto Machida this Saturday night at UFC on Fox 15 in the main event. Rockhold has a great chance of being the next guy in line with a win over Machida on Saturday to receive a middleweight title fight against the winner of Chris Weidman – Vitor Belfort at UFC 187.
Rockhold commented about Belfort’s opportunity against the champ.
“I don’t think Vitor deserves anything. I wish nothing good for him,” Rockhold said. “I think Weidman’s the better fighter and I think he’s going to go out there and win. If Vitor were to win, sure it would be sweet to go out there and get my revenge and take the title from him, of course.”
Luke Rockhold (13-2) 3 KO, 8 Sub & 2 DEC wins. Rockhold is 4-1 in his last five fights and coming into UFC on Fox 15, he is on a three fight winning streak. Rockhold beat Tim Kennedy in June of 2012 under the Strikeforce banner by a five-round decision victory. He made his UFC debut against Vitor Belfort, but lost by first round head kick in May of 2013. He then went on to beat Costas Philippou in January of 2014 by first round kick to the body knockout. Then beat Tim Boetsch at UFC 172 by first round triangle kimura. In his next and latest bout, he beat Michael Bisping in November of 2014 by second round guillotine choke.
We will be providing live play-by-play coverage of UFC on Fox 15 on Saturday starting at 4:15PM EST.