Archive: Luke Rockhold

Jul 23, 2015 8:06 am

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold targeted for December

The highly anticipated UFC middleweight title fight between current champ Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) and number one contender Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) is being targeted for December. UFC President Dana White revealed the promotions intentions during a recent Q&A session on twitter: @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC @ufc December — Dana White (@danawhite) July 23, 2015 @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC...

Jan 8, 2015 2:50 pm

Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold headlines UFC on FOX 15 in Newark

The UFC’s return to New Jersey now has a main event, as UFC officials announced today that middleweights Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold will headline April’s “UFC on FOX 15” event in Newark. Rockhold was the first to announce the five-round main event booking, this via his official Instagram feed. Former UFC light heavyweight champion...

Nov 20, 2014 5:05 am

Rockhold signs 8-fight deal, promised ‘Big Fight’

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold is coming off a 2nd round submission win over Michael Bisping earlier this month in Sydney. Rockhold revealed on UFC Tonight that he just signed a new 8-fight win streak with the UFC, and has been promised a “big fight” for his next bout. Rockhold is ranked #5 on the UFC’s...

Nov 17, 2014 5:25 pm

Dana White discusses Luke Rockhold’s ranking

Earlier this month the UFC traveled to Sydney Australia where Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold fought in the main event. Rockhold ultimately finished Bisping in the second round of the bout with a one-arm guillotine choke. UFC President Dana White spoke to UFC.com on their weekly podcast, ‘The Download’ to discuss Rockhold’s ranking in a...

Nov 17, 2014 8:54 am

Rockhold: “I’ve gotta be Jon Jones”

Luke Rockhold is fresh off his win over Michael Bisping earlier this month at UFC Fight Night Sydney, however that doesn’t mean he’s ready to take it easy. Rockhold revealed to MMAJunkie that he is in the process of “packing on some pounds” to mimic UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones for his teammate, Daniel...

Nov 13, 2014 11:22 am

Luke Rockhold Readying To Replace Vitor Belfort

According to reports coming out of UFC Tonight, top UFC middleweight contender, Luke Rockhold is staying in-shape and ready for a chance at the UFC’s 185 pound strap. The AKA trained fighter told UFC Tonight that he is keeping himself on standby incase Vitor Belfort fails a pre-fight drug test. While there might be a...

Nov 10, 2014 3:16 pm

Rockhold Unhappy Being Behind Jacare In UFC Rankings

After Luke Rockhold submitted Michael Bisping this past Friday at UFC Fight Night Sydney, he cemented his place in the top of the UFC’s middleweight division. Rockhold spoke after the bout about his ranking, which is below Jacare Souza, a man Rockhold defeated back in 2011 to win the Strikeforce middleweight championship. He spoke to...

Nov 9, 2014 2:54 pm

New TV Deal Opens Possibility Of More UFC Australia Events

With a new TV deal in the works, the UFC could possibly be taking more trips to Australia to hold events, and fight fans may even see a season of The Ultimate Fighter between Australia and New Zealand. According to Tom Wright, the UFC Managing Director for Operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, who...

Nov 7, 2014 10:07 pm

UFC FN 55 Bonuses: Rockhold, Smolka, Whittaker and Hester win $50,000 each

The UFC Fight 55 Bonuses were announced at this evenings press conference in Sydney, Australia. UFC fighters Luke Rockhold, Louis Smolka, Robert Whittaker and Clint Hester earned an extra $50,000 each for their respective performances this evening. Luke Rockhold submitted Michael Bisping in the second round of their main event fight tonight in Sydney. Hawaiian...

Nov 7, 2014 9:05 pm

UFC FN 55 Results: Rockhold becomes first man to submit Bisping

Luke Rockhold (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) defeated Michael Bisping (25-7 MMA, 15-7 UFC) via second round submission in tonight’s UFC Fight Night 55 main event bout in Sydney, Australia. Bisping began round 1 by utilizing a pawing jab to land a few right hands on Rockhold. The middleweights would exchange strikes but neither man was...

Nov 5, 2014 1:47 pm

Rockhold Describes Near Death Surfing Incident

“Getting trapped under water and feeling that sensation of almost drowning, while getting tossed around… that’s not a good feeling. That’s a scary situation. 100 percent, I’m not scared in the Octagon. There’s a little anxiety, but in the ocean, you have no control out there. In a fight I don’t get scared, I might...

Nov 4, 2014 12:34 pm

BISPING EXPOSED? Rockhold Says, Yes

Luke Rockhold wants you to dislike Michael Bisping as much as he does. What u don't see. Bisping being his usual prick self, snapping on the camera man for doing his job as we square off. pic.twitter.com/rmbqKvTNfd — Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) November 2, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 7:45 pm

Rockhold Promises To Finish Bisping In One Round

In a video released by the UFC featuring Luke Rockhold doing live cage-side commentary on Michael Bisping’s UFC Macau win over Cung Le, he promises to finish Bisping in one round. Check it out: Rockhold will have a chance to make good on his promise this Friday when he meets Bisping in the main event...

Nov 3, 2014 4:49 pm

Rockhold Slams Bisping, Says He’s In For A Rude Awakening

Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping don’t face off in the Octagon until this Saturday, but have continued to trade verbal shots at one another. In a recent conference call with media members, which was transcribed by MMAWeekly, Rockhold slammed Bisping for breaking the golden rule of ‘not discussing what happens in the gym publicly’. “The...

Oct 28, 2014 4:30 pm

Rockhold: ‘Bisping Really Doesn’t Like Fighting’

“I believe he hypes himself up. I don’t think he really enjoys fighting. You see him hype himself up, trying to create all the controversy before the fight. Even when he’s walking to the cage — I study my opponents a lot and see how they carry themselves — you see him, he’s psyching himself...

Oct 28, 2014 10:37 am

REPLAY! Watch Luke Rockhold Tap Tim Boetsch With Ease

Originally scheduled to meet at UFC 166, middleweight contenders Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch finally get their chance to meet in the Octagon tonight, and with the division as stacked as it’s ever been, a win is crucial. Don’t miss Rockhold’s main event match-up against Michael Bisping at Fight Night Sydney.

Oct 27, 2014 4:26 pm

Bisping Doesn’t Dwell On Losses To Fighters On PEDs

Michael Bisping is a veteran in the UFC, with 21 UFC fights in 31 professional career fights. Several of Bisping’s losses however come at the hands of fighters who were on TRT, and even tested positive for PEDs. With Bisping being on the cusp of a title shot several times throughout his career, many fans...

Oct 24, 2014 10:11 am

Weidman vs. Belfort Being Targeted For UFC 184 in Los Angeles

A middleweight title fight between current champion Chris Weidman and number one contender Vitor Belfort is being targeted to headline February’s UFC 184 event in Los Angeles. UFC officials announced the potential bout yesterday. Weidman and Belfort were supposed to headline December’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas, but the champ suffered a broken hand...

Oct 23, 2014 11:46 am

MOTIVATED! ‘Already On Fight Weight’

No one has wanted to fight Michael Bisping more than Luke Rockhold. And after all the talk, we’re just a couple of weeks away. Check out the latest from the San Jose, Ca. fighter: At fight weight and at the top of my game. Bisping's in trouble November 8th. #UFCFightNig… http://t.co/wJkC6EG7yq pic.twitter.com/BwWCcJiaSn — Luke Rockhold...

Oct 20, 2014 5:02 am

Soa Palelei Set To Fight Walt Harris At Fight Night 55

Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei is set to step into the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 55 on November 8th which takes place Sydney Australia to face Walt Harris, who will be making his return to the promotion. Walt Harris is a replacement for Daniel Omielanczuk, who was forced off the card. Harris will be making...

Oct 15, 2014 10:50 am

‘UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping’ Official Lineup

The octagon will return to Australia next month for ‘UFC Fight Night 55’, an event headlined by a middleweight grudge match featuring perennial contender Michael Bipsing (25-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) taking on former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC). The ‘UFC Fight Night 55’ card will consist of 12 bouts, with the entire event...

Oct 13, 2014 9:23 pm

QUICK TWITT: Rockhold Slams Bisping ‘Nothing Can Save You’

Things are heating up yet again between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping ahead of their UFC Fight Night Sydney bout. Rockhold took aim at Bisping in a Tweet that was sent out by the UFC yesterday. "Bisping, no amount of training you do is going to save you from the beating you’re about to endure"@LukeRockhold...

Oct 7, 2014 11:00 am

Rockhold Fantasizes Of ‘Killing Bisping’ During Late Night Run

You get out what you put in! Night run/shadow box. Nov 8th watch me kill Bisping. #UFCFightNi… http://t.co/km3EObV5wy pic.twitter.com/rChOU1ua6X — Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) October 6, 2014 Ahead of their pending grudge match, Luke Rockhold can’t get Michael Bisping out of his head.

Oct 6, 2014 4:30 pm

Bisping Opens As Big Underdog Against Luke Rockhold

Michael Bisping may be coming off a dominant win over Cung Le at UFC Macau earlier this summer, but that hasn’t stopped odds makers from pitting him as a +220 underdog against Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 55. Rockhold on the other hand has opened as a -333 favorite over Bisping. The two will...