Lightweight prospect Max Rohskopf is getting another crack at the big leagues.
On Wednesday, Bellator MMA announced via press release that Rohskopf (7-1) had been signed to a multi-fight deal with the promotion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Rohskopf was a highly touted but very green prospect when he made his UFC debut in June of 2020 in what was just his fifth pro fight. Paired up with Austin Hubbard, Rohskopf was successful in the early going, but appeared to tire in the second round, which saw Hubbard begin to take over. Between the second and third rounds, Rohskopf would tell the ref and cageside doctor that he was unable to continue, retiring on the stool and losing via a doctor’s stoppage TKO as a result.
The loss, and being cut by the UFC in the following weeks, saw Rohskopf briefly contemplate retirement. However, he would return to action in 2021, winning both of his fights under the Cage Warriors banner. A third bout, against Erick Sanchez, was twice scheduled to 2022, but fell through both times.
An ACC tournament champion and NCAA qualifier while representing North Carolina State University, Rohskopf holds a purple belt under Robert Drysdale.
No date or opponent have been announced for the 27-year old’s Bellator MMA debut.