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Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold II in the Works for UFC 230

August 18, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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A huge rematch is in the works and nearly done for UFC 230. Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold’s long anticipated rematch is finalized, but the bout is still not yet official.

Chris Weidman confirmed after a tweet from FOX Sports’ Damon Martin that he’s “all signed up” for the fight. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto also reported on Twitter that Rockhold and the UFC have come to terms for the planned November fight card. As of the posting of the tweet (evening of Saturday, August 18), Rockhold has spoken to the UFC on his deal, and he anticipates signing the bout agreement very soon.

The two previously fought at UFC 194 in 2015, which saw Rockhold beating then-middleweight champion Weidman for the title. The two were originally slated to fight for the belt in a rematch at UFC 199 in 2016. However, Weidman dropped out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Michael Bisping, who ended up knocking out Rockhold to win the title.

Luke Rockhold is looking to bounce back from a February 2018 defeat to Yoel Romero at UFC 221. Weidman last fought in July 2017 and beat Kelvin Gastelum by submission at UFC on FOX 25.

UFC 230 is set for November 3 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view. Prelims will be shown on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.