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Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold

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  • Given Name: Luke Skyler Rockhold
  • Professional MMA Record: 12-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1984.10.17
  • Last Fight: April 26, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Kickboxing Academy
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $395,925 USD
  • Born: Santa Cruz, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: San Jose, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Gyms & Affiliations

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Rockhold made his profession mma debut on July 24th, 2007 in a winning effort via submission at 2:44 of the first round against Mike Martinez. Despite a loss in his second bout against Tony Rubalcava, he was signed to Strikeforce. After a string of 6 consecutive first round finishes, at 7-1, Rockhold found himself challenging Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza for the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov. In a competitive five round fight, Rockhold came away with the unanimous decision victory and with it, the title. 


Rockhold had his first title defense against UFC veteran Keith Jardine at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. At 4:26 of the first round, Rockhold defeated Jardine via TKO. His next defense came against Tim Kennedy. At Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy, Rockhold won a unanimous decision to mark the second consecutive successful defense of the middleweight championship. Rockhold is the only person in Strikeforce history to defend the middleweight title multiple times successfully. 


Rockhold's third defense had been expected to take place on the November 3rd, 2012 Strikeforce event against the undefeated Lorenz Larkin. In early October, however, Rockhold withdrew from the bout due to a wrist injury.


Since the Strikeforce promotion ended Rockhold has been named as one of the fighters who will receive a contract with the UFC. Luke has already been asking to get matched up against Costa Philippou in his first bout, however he will be facing off against Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8. In the main event of the card Rockhold would fall short getting finished by TKO in the first round by Belfort. Rockhold would once again be in the main event in his next fight this time at UFC Fight Night 35 as he looked to pick up his first win in the octagon against Costa Philippou. He would do just that finishing Costa in the very first round with a couple kicks to the body to earn his first UFC victory as well as the Knockout of the Night bonus. He will look to pick up his second win in the UFC when he faces Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch.

Last updated 04.14.2014, 3:32 PM ET
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Luke Rockhold Middleweight Ranking History

Luke Rockhold MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Shoulder
2:08 Round 1 of 3

Tim Boetsch
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.04.26
Odds: -1000 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
#8 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | KO/TKO
2:31 Round 1 of 5

Costas Philippou
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.01.15
Odds: -400 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $130,000 ($40K Base, $40K Bonus, $50K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
#5 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 35 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Tim Boetsch UFC 166 2013.10.19
Reason: Rockhold MCL Injury
Loss | KO/TKO
2:32 Round 1 of 5

Vitor Belfort
Ref: Leon Roberts

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.05.18
Odds: -115 Near Even | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
#29 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#3 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC on FX 8 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Lorenz Larkin Strikeforce 2013.01.12
Reason: Rockhold Wrist Injury
Cancelled Bout Lorenz Larkin Strikeforce 2012.11.03
Reason: Rockhold Wrist Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Tim Kennedy
Ref: John McCarthy

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2012.07.14
Odds: -375 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $99,925 Base | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:26 Round 1 of 5

Keith Jardine
Ref: Herb Dean

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2012.01.07
Odds: -550 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($65K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
#38 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#25 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Ronaldo Souza
Ref: Dan Miragliotta

Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Main Card | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2011.09.10
Odds: +350 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
#62 Biggest Upset of All Time
Cancelled Bout Tim Kennedy Strikeforce 2011.03.05
Reason: Kennedy Rebooked
Cancelled Bout Matt Lindland Strikeforce 2010.10.09
Reason: Rockhold Shoulder Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:24 Round 1 of 3

Paul Bradley
Ref: Dan Stell

Strikeforce Challengers 6: Kaufman vs Hashi
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.02.26
Odds: -214 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $9,000 ($4,500 Base, $4,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:42 Round 1 of 3

Jesse Taylor

Strikeforce Challengers 4: Gurgel vs. Evangelista
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.11.06
Odds: +139 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
0:30 Round 1 of 3

Cory Devela

Strikeforce Challengers 2: Villasenor vs. Cyborg
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.06.19
Odds: -100 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $7,000 Base | Weigh-In: 183.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
4:07 Round 1 of 3

Buck Meredith
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.04.11
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:06 Round 1 of 3

Nik Theotikos
Ref: Herb Dean

Strikeforce: Destruction
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.11.21
Disclosed Pay: $4,000 ($2K Base, $2K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Punches
1:49 Round 1 of 3

Josh Neal

Strikeforce: Young Guns II
Main Card

2008.02.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Tony Rubalcava

MOTM

2007.11.06
Win | Submission | Armlock

Mike Martinez

MOTM

2007.07.24

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