In 2015 Luke Rockhold beat Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship, it was his sole fight that year. Rockhold lost the belt in the first defense, to Michael Bisping; that was his sole fight in 2016. Rockhold bounced back with a win over David Branch in 2017, then in 2018 lost controversially to Yoel Romero for the interim belt. In 2019, Rockhold moved up to light heavyweight and got his jaw broken by Jan B?achowicz in Round 2.
Rockhold hinted at being interested in a rematch with Weidman, following his win over Omari Akhmedov on Saturday, although no negotiations have taken place. Rockhold tells Helwani he will split camps between his longtime gym, AKA in San Jose, and with Henri Hooft at Hard Knocks 365 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.