- 10-1 MMA / 9-0 Strikeforce Record
- 9 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, Keith Jardine, Tim Kennedy
- 13-0 MMA / 4-0 Strikeforce Record
- 13 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Scott Lighty, Gian Villante, Robbie Lawler
Strikeforce: Melendez vs Healy
January 12th, 2013
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Luke Rockhold became Strikeforce’s middleweight champion in September of last year, when he defeated Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza via unanimous decision. He has since defended the title twice, including a TKO victory over Keith Jardine and a unanimous decision win over Tim Kennedy in July.
Lorenz Larkin was successful in his middleweight debut, defeating veteran Robbie Lawler in a surprisingly one-sided decision at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy. The win continued his undefeated streak in his young MMA career, which also includes decision victories against Gian Villante and Nick Rossborough.