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Ronaldo Souza vs. Luke Rockhold

Main Card | Strikeforce Middleweight Championship | 185 lbs

Luke Rockhold defeats Ronaldo Souza via 5 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Luke Rockhold
Mmaweekly large Ronaldo "Jacaré" Souza

Rockhold
Decision
Round 5

7-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   14-2-0
Climbed to 8-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 14-3
+350 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -430 (Heavy Favorite)
Challenger   Title   Champion
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
San Jose, California   Fighting out of   Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
26 years, 10 months, 3 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 9 months, 3 days
185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
6'3" (191cm)   Height   6'1" (185cm)
77.0" (196cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
American Kickboxing Academy   Gym   XGym
Strikeforce
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals
  • Date: Saturday 09.10.2011 at 10:30 PM ET
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Venue: U.S. Bank Arena
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten (HDNet) | Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock, Pat Miletich (Showtime)
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Ron Kruck (HDNet) | Mauro Ranallo (Showtime)
  • Souza Total Disclosed Pay: $70,000
  • Rockhold Total Disclosed Pay: $50,000
  • Title on Line: Strikeforce Middleweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Souza
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Souza vs. Rockhold Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 720  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Rockhold
5%
Souza
95%

Souza vs. Rockhold Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

7pm RT @cagehero: Strikeforce re-run on tonight of @dc_mma @rockholdMMA @Mak4afight @KingMoFH annihilation. Great card, check it out
3 days
after
Obrigado pelas mensagens prometo que responderei todas.
2 days
after
Em Los Angeles e me preparando para o #ADCC, bola pra frente, cabeça erguida agora é submission #Braulio que me aguarde.
2 days
after
If u missed my shoot check it guys did great job RT @SHOOTMedia: I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/hvWlqb0 TheSHOOT! - Luke Rockhold
2 days
after
:) RT @CrazyBobCook: Rockhold the new champ! http://t.co/VnLDUns
2 days
after
Woke up drained my ears, Epsom salt bath, cold shower now it's time to cash the checks! Maybe then this will all sink in :)
2 days
after
@bensaundersMMA thanks Ben congrats u too buddy herd u whooped some ass!
1 day
after
Thanks everybody appreciate the love! Man that was a tough W, 5 rounds takes it's toll! Check out my cankles http://t.co/DFFdo6H
1 day
after
@jakerosholt thanks bro
1 day
after
@ZoilaGurgel thanks Zoila :) still long ways to go
1 day
after
Santa Cruz Skate and Surf Shop family for life kid!!! Congrats! http://t.co/PxTLUAG
22 hours
after
@TWooodley thanks t wood I feel like shit today but in a good way! :)
16 hours
after
4-0 :)
15 hours
after
Esse é o meu novo website, breve em Portugues.www.rjacare.com
1 hour
before
Check it out my new website www.rjacare.com
1 hour
before
Check out @TrauMMACombat my new sponsor and the next big thing on the market
4 hours
before
At the the weigh ins sucked dry can't wait to get on the scales! Weigh ins live on HDNet 4pm et http://t.co/tI36Nbs
1 day
before
@NamPhanMMA Nam da man thanks body
1 day
before
About to start cutting weight this is gonna suck!!!
2 days
before
I got fast hands lol RT @MikeKogan: @dc_mma got a ball check from @rockholdMMA after trying to dryhump him post presser http://t.co/jz8V6XY
2 days
before
Busy week in Cincy! Creative shoot with Showtime http://t.co/C4DPMNC
3 days
before
This is how it's done! #SHOOTstyle RT @SHOOTMedia: Oh yeah our latest SHOOT on @rockholdMMA http://t.co/wMSblD4
3 days
before
RT @SHOOTMedia: Oh yeah our latest SHOOT on @rockholdMMA http://t.co/wMSblD4
4 days
before
4 and 0!!! RT @MikeKogan: @akajav @AKASANJOSE @KingMoFH @dc_mma @rockholdMMA team AKA http://t.co/21bli68
4 days
before
Go time RT @MikeKogan: Leaving 4 Cincinnati with my boys @KingMoFH @Functionalcore @AKASANJOSE @akajav @rockholdMMA time 2 kick someones ass
4 days
before
My word of the week "HUNGRY"
5 days
before
Superman always wins lol RT @Bekeschus: Tagged: @rockholdMMA - http://t.co/7f5jh5I
5 days
before
@ErickSilvaMMA Você não ia viajar com a gente?
5 days
before
Getting psyched up for Cincy this weekend! No better way than a Born To Fight event! Here's my FOTN :) http://t.co/AbuLVPy
5 days
before
Meu amigo @Gesias, agora no @canalCombate. Ta mandando bem na entrevista amigo!
5 days
before
Hoje foi dia de kimono, primeiro treinei na #XGYM e depois um treino com o meu filhão Ary Farias. http://t.co/Ftwmsee
7 days
before
Hey Everyone This is my new Fan Page http://t.co/MJQYFyD Please Like it!
7 days
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Galera Curtam a minha nova Fan Page http://t.co/MJQYFyD
7 days
before
Amanhã treino de kimono na #XGYM, fico muito feliz quando coloco Kimono! Amanhã posto a foto do treino.
8 days
before
Last day hard training time to get after it!!!
8 days
before
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