Luke Rockhold News

Sep 25, 2017 11:09 am

Luke Rockhold updates on possible move to light heavyweight

Earlier this month, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Pittsburgh, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold made a triumphant return to the cage, emerging from a hiatus of more than a year to clobber former World Series of Fighting champ David Branch to a second-round stoppage. With this win, Rockhold reiterated...

Sep 19, 2017 6:00 am

Kenny Florian believes there’s now a blueprint for beating Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold is one of the best middleweights on earth. Last Saturday, he reminded the world of this fact, returning from a hiatus of more than a year to stop David Branch with a swarm of second-round ground strikes. According to former fighter and current UFC on Fox analyst Kenny Florian, however, Rockhold needs to...

Sep 18, 2017 1:11 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold says one issue is holding him back from moving up to light heavyweight

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is coming off an impressive victory that place over the weekend. Rockhold was featured in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116 against former WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight champion David Branch. Rockhold earned a second-round TKO with Branch submitting to powerful strikes. Rockhold held a dominant position...

Sep 17, 2017 11:48 am

Michael Bisping extends Luke Rockhold an interesting offer following UFC Pittsburgh

Current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will look to defend his title for a second time when he squares off with former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 217 on November 4 in New York. The fight (GSP vs. Bisping) has been highly criticized by fellow middleweight fighters who believe that...

Sep 17, 2017 11:06 am

Luke Rockhold went off on Georges St-Pierre following his victory over David Branch

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold returned to the octagon in the headliner of last night’s UFC Fight Night 116 event in Pittsburgh where he scored a second-round stoppage victory over David Branch. Following the big win, Luke Rockhold called out former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre requesting that the French Canadian superstar withdraw from...

Sep 17, 2017 10:02 am

Pros react to Luke Rockhold’s stoppage victory over David Branch

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold returned to the win column in the main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 116 event in Pittsburgh by scoring a second-round stoppage victory over David Branch. Branch had an excellent opening round against Rockhold, but Luke turned the tide in round two where he would eventually force...

Sep 16, 2017 9:45 pm

UFC Fight Night 116 Results: Luke Rockhold forces David Branch to tapout

A key middleweight scrap between former title holder Luke Rockhold and perennial contender David Branch headlined tonight’s UFC Fight Night 116 card in Pittsburgh. Round one begins and Branch starts off quickly with a combination. Rockhold fires off a kick to the body followed by a low kick. Branch presses forward and pushes Luke against...

Sep 16, 2017 6:49 am

Luke Rockhold Eyes a Future Fight With Robert Whittaker

The UFC’s middleweight division has been in a weird, chaotic state ever since Luke Rockhold was knocked out by the hands of Michael Bisping. Some fighters like Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza went on strike, Yoel Romero vowed to not go back his home in Cuba until he got a title shot, and Gegard Mousasi left the...

Sep 12, 2017 10:21 am

David Branch Says He’ll ‘Shut Down’ Luke Rockhold at UFC Pittsburgh

Creeping up on us after the last minute switch-out of UFC 215, UFC Pittsburgh is a sleeper card with some guaranteed killer fights. Headlining the card is former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold fighting David Branch. The welcome wagon continues for Branch, after getting a win over over Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 211. It was the...

Sep 12, 2017 6:36 am

Luke Rockhold doubts “joke” Georges St-Pierre will show up at UFC 217

On November 4, in the main event of UFC 217, former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre is scheduled to make his long-anticipated return to the Octagon. His opponent will be UFC middleweight king Michael Bisping. At least, that’s the plan. In the opinion of former champion Luke Rockhold, St-Pierre’s actually showing up on fight night...

Aug 15, 2017 11:51 am

Luke Rockhold trashes David Branch and “chump” Michael Bisping

This September 16, in the main event of the UFC’s return to Pittsburgh, PA, former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight champ Luke Rockhold will return from a long hiatus opposite former two-division World Series of Fighting champion David Branch. Speaking to Duane Finley of FloCombat.com, Rockhold shared his thoughts on this upcoming scrap with Branch. Apparently,...

Aug 13, 2017 6:15 am

Luke Rockhold gives update on trainer partner Daniel Cormier after UFC 214

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 214, then UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stepped into the cage with his arch-enemy, former champ Jon Jones. Unfortunately for Cormier and his fans, Jones came out on top this night, sealing the dealing with a thudding shin to the head in the third-round. Just...

Aug 9, 2017 11:55 am

Michael Bisping issues scathing response to “vagina” Luke Rockhold

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is not a fan of the way Michael Bisping has been comporting himself as the reigning champ. In fact, he believes Bisping should be stripped of the UFC middleweight belt, as his only defense thus far has come against an aging Dan Henderson, and his next defense will pit...

Aug 8, 2017 5:08 am

David Branch goes off on Luke Rockhold in profanity-riddled tirade, Rockhold responds

Yesterday afternoon, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold appeared on The MMA Hour to discuss his August 16 fight with former two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch. During his interview, Rockhold explained that Branch was simply the only option remaining after he tried and failed to lock down a bevy of other fights....

Aug 4, 2017 1:37 pm

Luke Rockhold says Michael Bisping should be stripped of title

The score is tied 1-1 between Luke Rockhold and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In the pair’s first meeting, Rockhold picked up a submission win over his rival in a highly anticipated grudge match. Bisping vowed revenge, however his opportunity wouldn’t come for several years. When it did, it was in the form of a...

Aug 3, 2017 6:46 am

Luke Rockhold hints that Cain Velasquez could return for title fight very soon

It has now been more than a year since Cain Velasquez’s last fight, a July 2016 mauling of the ever-dangerous Travis Browne. This, of course, is not for lack of trying. The former heavyweight champ was briefly scheduled for a December rematch with Fabricio Werdum, but unfortunately withdrew from this fight with the latest in...

Jul 24, 2017 1:51 pm

Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero go after each other on Twitter

The middleweight division that seemed so chaotic just a short time ago seems shaking itself out. With Michael Bisping vs Georges St-Pierre no longer a hot topic for Dana White and Robert Whittaker now the interim middleweight champion, it seems pretty clear who Bisping will fight next. Now, a couple of the contenders may be...

Jul 22, 2017 6:50 pm

Luke Rochold returns to action September 16 in Pittsburgh

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will make his highly anticipated return to the octagon this September when he meets David Branch in the main event of UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh. UFC officials just broke the news during tonight’s UFC on FOX 25 broadcast. BREAKING: @LukeRockhold returns against @DavidcBranchMMA at #UFCPittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/XajJXgPPYc — UFC Canada...

Jul 21, 2017 8:01 am

Luke Rockhold ready to fight, waiting on opponent

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been absent from the Octagon for over a year now following his 1st round KO loss at the hands of Michael Bisping at UFC 196, where he lost the UFC middleweight title. After recovering from an injury that forced him out of his UFC Melbourne scrap with Jacare...

Jul 1, 2017 3:19 pm

Luke Rockhold plans on “making some noise” in his octagon return

Luke Rockhold plans on “making some noise” in his octagon return Luke Rockhold has not stepped foot inside the octagon since losing his UFC middleweight championship to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 twelve months ago in Los Angeles, California. The former UFC middleweight champion of the world, Rockhold, has been patiently waiting for the promotion...

Jun 11, 2017 3:45 pm

Luke Rockhold will be ready to “fill in” for Romero or Whittaker

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has not been seen in the Octagon since he surrendered the title to Michael Bisping just over a year ago, and at the moment, he still doesn’t have a return fight booked. That said, the former champ is staying ready, in the event that either Robert Whittaker or Yoel...

Jun 8, 2017 11:00 am

Luke Rockhold ready to fill in for Robert Whittaker or Yoel Romero

It has now been nearly an entire year since Luke Rockhold has been in the Octagon. After winning the UFC middleweight championship by defeating Chris Weidman at UFC 194 back in December of 2015, Rockhold was set to have a rematch with Weidman at UFC 199 in June of 2016. Unfortunately, Weidman sustained an injury...

May 17, 2017 7:49 am

Cris “Cyborg” Justino backs Luke Rockhold, questions Dana White’s decisions

If you’ve been paying attention to the MMA headlines over the last few days you’ve probably seen that former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and UFC President Dana White have been having a difference of opinions. This conflict began when Rockhold went off on the UFC for awarding the next crack at Michael Bisping’s middleweight throne...

May 16, 2017 11:27 am

Luke Rockhold slams Dana White: Think before you run your mouth

When it was announced earlier this year that the next shot at Michael Bisping’s middleweight title would go to former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre – a man riding a multi-year layoff with no experience in the division – there was widespread backlash. While much of this backlash came from the fans, the most visible responses...

May 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was not a happy man when the UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre would be receiving a middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping in his return to the octagon. Rockhold vented his frustrations in a recent interview with Ariel...

May 12, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold calls for pivotal middleweight matchup if Bisping vs. Romero holds true

The UFC middleweight contenders voices were heard as many were unhappy with the initial announcement that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was going to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight title. With St-Pierre recently stating that he would not be ready to fight until after October, UFC President Dana White announced that he canceled...