Luke
Rockhold
15-2-0( S-N-U )
Current Rank: Champion Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
1 Knockout of the Night

Vergangene Kämpfe

Talentübersicht

Charts werden aus 15 Kampfausgängen ermittelt.
Rekord: 15-2-0
Zusammenfassung: Kickboxing, jiu jitsu, wrestling

Fighter Info

Heimatort: Santa Cruz, California USA
Heimatstadt: Santa Cruz, California USA
Alter: 31
Größe: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Gewicht: 185 amerikanische Pfund ( 84 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 45"

Striking

Versuchte Schläge
0
314
61% erfolgreich
191
Arten erfolgreicher Schläge
0
191
45% im Stand
48% am Boden
85
14
92
Verteidigung gegen Strikes
60
%

Grappling

Takedowns gesamt
0
6
50% erfolgreich
3
Arten erfolgreicher Takedowns
 
 
Subm.
Ausbrüche
Sweeps
6
10
0
Takedown Defense
69
%
Prozentsatz verhinderter Takedowns
Ergebnis Kämpfer Event-News Str TD Sub Ausbr Methode Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Luke Rockhold
04.06.2016
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Luke Rockhold
12.12.2015
48
126
3
2
0
1
4
5
R4 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Luke Rockhold
18.04.2015
13
23
0
1
0
2
0
4
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Luke Rockhold
07.11.2014
20
16
0
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Luke Rockhold
26.04.2014
4
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
15.01.2014
12
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Loss
Luke Rockhold
18.05.2013
9
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Luke Rockhold
STRIKEFORCE 2:Rockhold vs. Kennedy
14.07.2012
60
46
1
2
1
0
2
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Luke Rockhold
STRIKEFORCE:Rockhold vs. Jardine
07.01.2012
34
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Luke Rockhold
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
10.09.2011
49
97
5
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Luke Rockhold
Paul Bradley
Strikeforce Challengers 6
26.02.2010
8
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Luke Rockhold
Strikeforce Challengers 4
06.11.2009
0
1
0
3
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Cory Devela
Strikeforce Challengers 2
19.06.2009
20
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Buck Meredith
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Diaz
11.04.2009
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R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Nik Theotikos
Strikeforce - Destruction
21.11.2008
17
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Josh Neal
Strikeforce - Young Guns 2
01.02.2008
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R1 Submission

Biographie

He might look like a laid-back Californian, but Luke Rockhold has proven to be one of the UFC’s most fearsome competitors – a top-ranked middleweight with a string of impressive victories and an eye on the title.

Since joining the UFC in 2013, Rockhold has scored wins over such notable fighters as Costas Philippou, Tim Boetsch, Michael Bisping and Lyoto Machida, the last three by submission. He previously enjoyed a nine-fight win streak in Strikeforce, capturing that organization’s middleweight title and totaling the most submission wins in its history.

Rockhold grew up in an athletic family. His father, Steve, played professional basketball in Europe, and his older brother, Matt, is a well-known professional surfer. Luke surfed the breaks in his hometown of Santa Cruz, Calif., and also skateboarded, but he didn’t find his passion until he took up jiu-jitsu and decided to try mixed martial arts.

At the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Rockhold found his calling. AKA is the home gym of former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and current light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, and it’s where Rockhold began to work with his head coach, Javier Mendez.

Rockhold started his professional career 1-1 but then ran off nine wins in a row, including a unanimous decision over Ronaldo Souza for the Strikeforce middleweight belt in 2011. He defended his title twice, then transitioned to the UFC. But in his UFC debut, he was defeated in the first round by Vitor Belfort, who used a head kick and punches to end the fight.
 
Rockhold wasn’t deterred, winning his next four bouts. His 14-2 record includes eight submissions and four knockouts, and his winning streak has made him the UFC’s No. 1 contender.
 
“Nothing deters him from his quest to get where he wants,” Mendez, his head coach, told UFC.com. “Luke has goals in life, and he’s determined to attain them.”
Thoughts on opponent, Chris Weidman? Chris is a tough, hard-nosed champion with good wrestling. That said, he's slow, sloppy and flat-footed. I will dazzle him on the feet and baffle him on the ground.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA when I was 22 because I liked to fight and needed a job. I also had been training different disciplines for most of my life, from judo to wrestling to jiu-jitsu, so I knew I could compete at a high level.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? Strikeforce middleweight champion, California high school wrestling state qualifier. Blue belt and purple belt world champion in jiu-jitsu. Black belt (Jiu-Jitsu), Red belt (Le-jitsu).
 
Do you have any heroes? No specific heroes, just a lot of people I look up to and try to learn from.
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot. It’s been my job and my life for years.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, no degrees though; I dropped out to fight and pursue my dreams.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? Construction / solar panel installation.
 
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I never sat on the stool.
 
Favorite grappling technique: wrestling / jiu-jitsu
 
Favorite Striking technique: kickboxing
 
• Pro since 2007

• Eight wins by submission (1 inverted triangle kimura, 5 rear naked, 1 armbar, 1 guillotine), four by KO

• Has won 14 of last 15 and five in a row

• Ten first-round finishes

• Has gone the five round championship distance twice

Karriere

Trainiert von

Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier
17-1-0
( S-N-U )

Wichtigste Gegner

Ronaldo Souza
Ronaldo Souza
22-4-0, 1NC
( S-N-U )

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