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Michael Bisping: 'Jacare' Souza will knock out Luke Rockhold

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Does Michael Bisping believe Luke Rockhold is going to have a bad night against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in Australia on Nov. 27? Is he simply enjoying taking another swipe at his rival? Or is it a little of both?

The UFC middleweight champion was recently asked how he sees the UFC Fight Night 101 main event going down, and "The Count" didn't mince his words.

"To be honest, I think Jacare knocks him out," said Bisping, who makes his first title defense against Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in Manchester, England. "I don't think Rockhold's got a chin."

Bisping, of course, has already knocked Rockhold out, as he took the title from Rockhold with a first-round KO at UFC 199, avenging a prior loss to Rockhold in the process.

And Bisping clearly believes he's laid out the blueprint for future Rockhold foes.

"I think once you get past his kicks, he's not all that," Bisping said. "He's good on the ground, I think he's hunting for it. If you drove past him and get past his kicking range, he's got his chin high up in the air. I showed it. To knock his head off is pretty easy."

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