Luke
Rockhold
15-3-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night
1 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 15-3-0
Summary: Kickboxing, jiu jitsu, wrestling

Fighter Info

From: Santa Cruz, California USA
Fights Out Of: San Jose, California USA
Age: 31
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 45"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
351
59% Successful
208
Types of Successful Strikes
0
208
49% Standing
44% Ground
101
15
92
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
50% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
10
0
Takedown Defense
69
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Luke Rockhold
Jun 4, 2016
17
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Luke Rockhold
Dec 12, 2015
48
126
3
2
0
1
4
5
R4 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Luke Rockhold
Apr 18, 2015
13
23
0
1
0
2
0
4
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Luke Rockhold
Nov 7, 2014
20
16
0
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Luke Rockhold
Apr 26, 2014
4
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Jan 15, 2014
12
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Loss
Luke Rockhold
May 18, 2013
9
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Luke Rockhold
STRIKEFORCE 2:Rockhold vs. Kennedy
Jul 14, 2012
60
46
1
2
1
0
2
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Luke Rockhold
STRIKEFORCE:Rockhold vs. Jardine
Jan 7, 2012
34
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Luke Rockhold
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep 10, 2011
49
97
5
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Luke Rockhold
Paul Bradley
Strikeforce Challengers 6
Feb 26, 2010
8
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Luke Rockhold
Strikeforce Challengers 4
Nov 6, 2009
0
1
0
3
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Cory Devela
Strikeforce Challengers 2
Jun 19, 2009
20
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Buck Meredith
Strikeforce - Shamrock vs. Diaz
Apr 11, 2009
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Nik Theotikos
Strikeforce - Destruction
Nov 21, 2008
17
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Luke Rockhold
Josh Neal
Strikeforce - Young Guns 2
Feb 1, 2008
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: Mon, Wed, Fri are sparring days - I show up at 11:30 am for warm up and bag work. We begin sparring about 12:20 pm, which consists of five five minute rounds with two or more different opponents. After, we drill or do more bag work until grappling starts, which is three to five five minute rounds ending around 2:00 pm. Tuesdays are wrestling days - 12-2 pm drilling, technique and live wrestling. Thursdays are jiu-jitsu days. 12-2 pm technique for an hour and ten five minute rounds of live jiu-jitsu. Night training varies from kickboxing or jiu-jitsu training, followed by a cardiovascular workout running or airdyne bike.

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. Currently a brown belt in jiu-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 STRIKEFORCE? It means a lot. It’s been my job and my life for the past 4 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
TRAINING: Training is always the same - sparring five rounds, 3 days a week, followed by drills and grappling. Wrestling sucks on Tuesdays. Strength/conditioning and boxing Thursday and Saturday and a whole lot of cardio almost every night.
 
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 guillotine, 1 inverted triangle kimura, 5 RNC, 1 armbar), five by KO

• Has won 14 of his last 16

• Ten first round finishes

• Has gone the five round championship distance twice

Career

Trained With

Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier
17-1-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Ronaldo Souza
Ronaldo Souza
23-4-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

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