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Luke Rockhold Signs Eight-Fight UFC Extension

Written by Tom Ngo
November 19th, 2014
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UFC Luke Rockhold

Good news, ladies (and some gentlemen). Middleweight Luke Rockhold (pictured) has signed an eight-fight contract extension to remain with the UFC.

Rockhold’s new deal was confirmed by UFC president Dana White on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight.”

As customary with all MMA contracts, terms of the deal were not disclosed. White did, however, profess Rockhold will break in his new arrangement with a “big fight.”

Rockhold transitioned to the UFC as Strikeforce’s middleweight champion after the promotion folded. After getting knocked out with a highlight reel head kick by Vitor Belfort in his octagon debut, the 30-year-old has since rattled off three straight wins.

The American Kickboxing Academy-trained athlete most recently submitted archenemy Michael Bisping earlier this month to propel himself to fifth in the UFC middleweight rankings.

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