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VIDEO | Luke Rockhold KO’s Joe Schilling at Karate Fight

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold scored a knockout victory over Joe Schilling at at this time’s Karate Fight occasion.

Luke Rockhold, KO, Joe Schilling, Karate Combat, Karate Combat 45

Karate Fight 45 came about earlier this night in Dubai and was headlined by an intriguing matchup between Rockhold and Schilling.

Luke Rockhold (16-6 MMA, 0-1 BKFC) had entered the bout trying to decide up his first fight sports activities win since September of 2017, when he defeated David Department through TKO at UFC Pittsburgh. Following that victory, ‘Rocky’ went on to drop three straight fights contained in the Octagon. He would later sq. off with Mike Perry below the BKFC banner in April of final yr however wound-up quitting within the combat after shedding a few of his tooth (see that right here).

Standing within the path of Rockhold’s return to glory was former Glory middleweight match champion Joe Schilling. ‘Stich ’em Up’ (4-6 MMA, 23-9 Kickboxing) was returning to motion for the primary time since being knocked out by Tony Johnson at Bellator 229 in October of 2019.

Tonight’s ‘Rockhold vs. Schilling’ bout resulted in a third-round knockout victory for the previous UFC middleweight champion. ‘Rocky’ related with an enormous overhand proper that despatched Joe crashing the canvas. He rapidly adopted up with some nasty floor and pound to shut out the competition.

Official Karate Fight 45 End result: Luke Rockhold def. Joe Schilling through KO in Spherical 3

Try footage of Rockhold’s knockout victory beneath:

Instantly following his win, Luke Rockhold proceeded to callout fellow former UFC champion Lyoto Machida:

“There’s just one man I need to combat on this pit, and that’s Lyoto Machida,” Rockhold stated in his post-fight interview (h/t MMAJunkie). “You’re fortunate as a result of they don’t permit elbows, so no extra nightmares in regards to the elbows. Deliver it. Let’s see what you bought, let’s see what the paychecks appear like, deliver out that examine ebook. Lyoto, I do know you want a pay-day motherf**ker, come get it.”

Would you wish to see a combat between Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida below the Karate Fight banner? Who do you suppose would emerge victorious?

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