The UFC announced that former UFC middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold will return after a year layoff. They announced that he will headline UFC Fight Night 115 in Pittsburgh when he faces David Branch.
Rockhold last fought in June of 2016 when he lost his title to Michael Bisping. He was scheduled to return in November of 2016 to face Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza but had to withdrew due to injury.
David Branch is on his second stint in the UFC. Between stints he became a two-weight WSOF champion. He returned to the UFC at UFC 211 winning a decision over Krzystof Jotko which extended his winning streak to 11.
The UFC also announced six other fights.
Those fights are:
- Kamaru Usman vs Sergio Moraes
- Krzystof Jotko vs Uriah Hall
- Hector Lombard vs Anthony Smith
- Gilbert Burns vs Jason Saggo
- Anthony Hamilton vs Daniel Spitz