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Luke Rockhold Slated to Defend Strikefoce Title Against Keith Jardine in January

Keith JardineStrikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is expected defend his title for the first time against UFC veteran Keith Jardine at a January 7 Strikeforce event in Las Vegas, according to MMAFighting.

Rockhold (8-1), who had expected to fight Tim Kennedy next, won the 185-pound belt with a unanimous decision over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in September for his 7th-straight win, while Jardine (17-9-2) fought former champion Gegard Mousasi to a draw in April after snapping a five-fight losing streak with back-to-back wins.

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