Archive: Luke Rockhold

May 20, 2013 10:48 am

Humbled Rockhold Says TRT Had Nothing To Do With Belfort’s Kick

“I mean it’s hard to say what went wrong. I was feeling good. I was finding my timing. I felt like I was controlling things, and then he landed a spinning heel kick to my head. I felt good in this fight. I had a great camp. I felt good in the fight. I was...

May 18, 2013 5:55 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs Rockhold Preliminary Card Recap and results

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Tonight fans will see the former UFC lightheavyweight champion Vitor Belfort face off against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, but before that we tuned into Fuel TV for the preliminary fights. Results are as follows: After a rather lackluster fight Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision. Following up...

May 18, 2013 1:28 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Main Card Play-By-Play & Live Results

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold takes place tonight from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. In the main event, MMA legend, Vitor Belfort will sqaure off with the last reigning Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, in a bout that has serious implications for the middleweight rankings. The UFC on...

May 18, 2013 1:23 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Preliminary Card Play-By-Play

  The UFC on FX 8 prelims start tonight at 6 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. PT on FUEL TV all leading up to the main event between former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. For those who can not watch the live broadcast of tonight’s FUEL TV preliminary...

May 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

May 17, 2013 9:51 am

VIDEO | UFC On FX 8 Press Conference Highlights

Yesterday’s UFC on FX 8 press conference was riddled with technical difficulties, so if you missed it, here are some of the most notable quotes and highlights from the event.

May 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Luke Rockhold: Vitor Needs TRT Because He Is Lacking Something

Former Strikeforce middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold has remained very vocal on his opinion surrounding the highly controversial issue of Testerone Replacement Therapy, a treatment that his opponent at UFC on FX 8 this weekend has such an exemption for. Since the Therapeutic Use Exemption was enacted last year, several fighters have gone public with their...

May 16, 2013 12:12 pm

VIDEO | Ellenberger Picks Belfort Over Rockhold

From our good friend Rick J Lee: Jake Ellenberger Breaks down a middleweight bout between the MMA veteran Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and promotional newcomer Luke Rockhold

May 16, 2013 10:07 am

PHOTO | Belfort & Rockhold Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

If you missed today’s UFC on FX 8 pre-fight press-conference, it’s probably because it took place at 7:30am PT. Kind of early on the west coast for fight business. It was however culminated with an intense staredown between the two main event fighters, Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold. We will post the full replay for...

May 2, 2013 9:30 am

Beflort: “I Deserve A Title Shot”

“Let me be clear, I am not looking for a rematch with anyone. What I want is the belt. It doesn’t matter who has it. I feel that I am starting my career right now. I feel young enough to keep fighting for a bunch more fights. I have been fighting and winning all the...

Apr 30, 2013 8:51 am

Luke Rockhold: “I’m more of a man” Than Vitor Belfort

“I think my advantages is everywhere really. Vitor will always have fast hands, he has good power, but I pose a lot of problems myself. I’m a longer fighter, I have better kicks than him. I believe my advantages are on the ground, in wrestling, in the distance in the stand up. I have plenty...

Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 22, 2013 10:04 am

Benoist Out, Prazeres in against Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8

With less than one month to his 10th appearance inside the UFC’s Octagon, Paulo Thiago has been forced to prepare for a different opponent. Lance Benoist, his original foe, has withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury, being replaced by newcomer Michel “Trator” dos Prazeres at UFC on FX 8, as first reported by...

Mar 15, 2013 8:10 pm

Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso Added to UFC on FX 8 | UFC NEWS

The UFC has added a flyweight fight between Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso to the UFC on FX 8 card slated for May 18 in Brazil.  The UFC has not officially announced the match up, but Tatame.com broke the news earlier today.   Formiga (14-2), who until recently went under the name of Jussier Da...

Mar 4, 2013 1:12 pm

C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC News

It was announced today that a middleweight bout between Cezar “Mutant” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and C.B. Dollaway (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FX 8 card set for May. Ferreira most recently won “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” in 2012, where he scored a decision victory over Sergio Moraes...

Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am

Dana White Confirms Luke Rockhold vs Vitor Belfort UFC Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White confirmed that plans are in place for Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold yesterday while in London. A date and venue have not been confirmed yet, but it will likely take place during the second quarter of 2013. The fight will headline a major event in Brazil, and the winner will most...

Jan 26, 2013 11:45 am

No Interest In Weidman Says Silva’s Manager, Maybe Cung Le Or Rockhold | UFC NEWS

Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, has been the longtime voice of the UFC middleweight champion. In this recent interview he discusses what is next for the pound-for-pound king, who isn’t in the picture and how he matches up with other champions in the UFC. The video is placed below, click play and enjoy!

Jan 23, 2013 9:24 am

Costa Philippou vs. Michael Bisping Needs to Happen in England this July

  Everything would have been much easier had Michael Bisping defeated Vitor Belfort this past Saturday night at UFC on FX 7 in Brazil. The outspoken Brit would’ve earned a shot at UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and the rest of the contenders would’ve waited until that bout happened before being able to stake their...

Dec 21, 2012 6:47 am

Ed Herman replaces Lorenz Larkin, fights ‘Jacare’ Souza at final Strikeforce show | MMA News

Strikeforce officials announced yesterday that current UFC middleweight Ed Herman (20-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will be heading to Strikeforce for the promotions final event to face former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (16-3 MMA, 6-1 SF) on the evening main-card. Souza’s original opponent, Lorenz Larkin, was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a...

Dec 10, 2012 10:46 am

Chris Camozzi Wants First Crack At Luke Rockhold | UFC NEWS

“The reason I told the UFC they should match me up with Luke, is because I was looking at some rankings the other day, and I saw his name in the Top 10, and I just thought that was kind of ridiculous. He hasn’t fought in a while, and I can’t even say that I’ve...

Dec 3, 2012 11:45 am

Luke Rockhold to Bisping: “See you in the UFC” | UFC NEWS

Last week Michael Bisping went on the record and called himself the “unofficial” Strikeforce middleweight champion. This proclamation came after he reportedly got the better of Rockhold in a training session. With Luke now forced on the shelf to to a nagging wrist injury the Strikeforce champion took to twitter to respond to Bisping’s claim: