Strickland (24-3) improved his winning streak to five straight after walloping on Uriah Hall (watch here) en route to a five-round unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 33, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Sat., July 31. Other scalps collected in that stretch of fights include Krzysztof Jotko, Brendan Allen, Jack Marshman and Nordine Taleb.
Rockhold (16-5) is on a 2-3 run in his last five with two consecutive losses. That stretch started with him winning the UFC Middleweight title by finishing Chris Weidman; however, he subsequently lost the title to Michael Bisping. Rockhold bounced back with a second-round technical knockout (TKO) against David Branch before losing back-to-back fights to Yoel Romero and Jan Blachowicz via knockout.
A fight with Strickland would be Rockhold’s first since mid-2019.
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