UFC officials announced Saturday that Luke Rockhold will face former WSOF champion David Branch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh on September 16th.
Rockhold (15-3) hasn’t fought since he was upset by Michael Bisping at UFC 199 in July 2016, which was just his second loss in the UFC. The AKA standout was scheduled to face off with Ronaldo Souza at UFC Fight Night 101 last November but was forced to pull out due to injury.
Branch (21-3) returned to the UFC for the first time since 2011 and earned a split-decision nod over Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 211. The 35-year-old hasn’t lost since a 2012 unanimous-decision setback to Anthony Johnson at Titan FC 22.
Here’s an updated look at the card…
David Branch vs. Luke Rockhold
Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman
Uriah Hall vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith
Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
Gilbert Burns vs. Jason Saggo
Anthony Hamilton vs. Daniel Spitz
UFC on FOX 25 Video Highlights: Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
UFC on FOX 25 Video Highlights: Darren Elkins vs. Dennis Bermudez
UFC on FOX 25 Video Highlights: Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante
UFC on FOX 25 Video Highlights: Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida
UFC on FOX 25 Video Highlights: Alex Oliveira vs. Ryan LaFlare