Local Athletes The ultimate rematch is on: Weidman v. Rockhold II set for UFC 230 For the first time since December 2015, Chris Weidman will have a chance to avenge his loss against Luke Rockhold by Daniel Yanofsky September 10, 2018 The grudge match featuring Long Island’s favorite son is making its way to Madison Square Garden. Chris Weidman will look for some revenge when he faces Luke Rockhold at UFC 230 on November 3. The fight was made official during the UFC 228 broadcast this past weekend. This match is deeply personal. Weidman will finally get to face Rockhold for the first time since the latter beat Weidman for the Middleweight Title. The two were scheduled to face in a rematch but Weidman had to back out due to a cervical disc herniation. 8 weeks from today I get redemption in New York at Madison Square Garden pic.twitter.com/A9bzTq5rrm — Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) September 8, 2018 When first talked about, the match was considered the right move to make, and the only move for both fighters to take. Rockhold immediately lost the belt to Michael Bisping at UFC 199. After that, he rebounded against David Branch before getting KO’d by Yel Romero at UFC 221. While he was considering a move to another division, this fight could be his motivation to stay. Weidman on the other hand has had a different journey. After losing to Rockhold, he would end up dropping his next two. Both Yoel Romero and Gegard Mousasi beat the Baldwin native, each loss worse than the next. His last fight was a redemption and homecoming fight. Weidman ended up beating contender Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on Fox 25 (back in July 2017), in front of his home fans inside the Nassau Coliseum. Needing surgery once again, the setback didn’t help his cause for any title shot. With a stacked middleweight division, this fight may not have any title implications on the line, but pride definitely is. A vocal New York City crowd won’t be able to contain themselves once two of the best middleweights in the UFC face off one more time. Post Views: 693 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Daniel Yanofsky Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event. Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsChris WeidmanLocal AthletesLuke RockholdMadison Square GardenmmaufcUFC 230 3 Comments 3 Comments Pingback: Ticket Information Released for UFC 230 at MSG • Double G Sports Pingback: Madison Square Garden's UFC 230 has a main event problem... there is none • Double G Sports Pingback: An interesting twist: Valentina Shevchenko v. Sijara Eubanks set to main event UFC 230 • Double G Sports Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in Local Athletes The Fear of the Return for College Athletes What makes us scared? Is it the fear of the unknown? The fear... The Resilient 17: The forgotten athletes of COVID-19 High school seniors are being celebrated around the country after the abrupt end of... Q&A with Archbishop Wood Guard Rahsool Diggins Rahsool Diggins is a four-star recruit point guard from Archbishop Wood, ranked as one... Q&A with Blair Academy guard Kyle Cuffe, Jr. Kyle Cuffe Jr. is one of the top sophomore guards in the country. He... Jason Knight and Jordan Rinaldi will both hope to end their losing streaks at UFC 230 in NYC Following his epic victory at UFC 228, what/who’s next for Aljamain Sterling?