Archive: Luke Rockhold

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 Lance Benoist, his original foe, has withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury, being replaced by newcomer Michel “Trator” dos Prazeres at UFC on FX 8, as first reported by...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:

Nov 29, 2012 6:18 pm

Kennedy vs. Smith added to January’s “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

Another middleweight bout has been added to the “Strikeforce: Champions” event as it was announced that Tim Kennedy (14-4 MMA, 5-2 SF) will throw down with Trevor Smith (10-2 MMA, 2-1 SF) on January 12 in Oklahoma City. It was back in July that Kennedy dropped a unanimous decision to middleweight champ Luke Rockhold in...

Nov 9, 2012 4:21 pm

Couture Books Noons On Farewell Strikeforce Card | MMA News

Ryan Couture is set to face off with one time welterweight title challenger K.J. Noons at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.”   Couture, the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, earned his most recent “W” outpointing Joe Duarte at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy.” Before that, he earned another “W” decision over vet Conor Heun at...

Nov 9, 2012 9:05 am

Strikeforce Offers Stacked January Card As Final Event Before Closing Doors | MMA NEWS

STRIKEFORCE heads to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 12 with three championship fights, plus the return of Oklahoma State University star Daniel Cormier, all televised live on SHOWTIME. With a collection of some of the best fighters in the world today, STRIKEFORCE has put together a memorable and historic...

Nov 8, 2012 1:01 pm

Luke Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin set for January 12 Strikeforce event | Strikeforce News

Luke Rockhold and Lorenz Larkin have a new date, this after their title fight was postponed due to injury, and then a card cancellation. The current Strikeforce middleweight champion Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF),  and number 1 contender Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) are being targeted for an unannounced Strikeforce card set for January 12, 2013. Rockhold is...

Oct 8, 2012 3:10 pm

Rumor: Strikeforce MMA promotion shutting doors | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor Sources close to BJPENN.com informed us just moments ago that Strikeforce operations are set to cease and that the promotion is going out of business. The rumor comes shortly after news broke that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was forced to pull out of his title fight with...

Oct 3, 2012 6:03 am

#9 BJPENN.COM RADIO:Ralek Gracie, Lorenz Larkin & Miguel Torres

  BJPenn.Com Radio returns on Sunday night at 6:30pm eastern with a trio of great guests who are sure to entertain the masses. Joining hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick first will be Ralek Gracie the son of legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professor Rorion Gracie. Ralek is also the nephew of former UFC Champion Royce Gracie...

Sep 5, 2012 7:22 am

Frank Shamrock, Tim Kennedy & Matt Brown Scheduled for This Sunday's Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio

This week on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by another all-star panel of MMA luminaries including “The Legend” Frank Shamrock, top Strikeforce middleweight and former Green Beret Tim Kennedy, and tough as nails UFC welterweight Matt Brown. Shamrock is a former UFC Middleweight Champion (Renamed the Light Heavyweight Title)...

Aug 28, 2012 7:08 am

Exclusive | Luke Rockhold talks Anderson, UFC Crossovers, Kennedy, and More | MMA NEWS

Luke Rockhold is currently the king of the middleweight division – in Strikeforce. While he does cherish the title of Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Luke knows that the path to the undisputed global number one is in the UFC. The list of challengers in the Strikeforce 185 pound weight class is short. So short that Keith...

Aug 20, 2012 7:10 am

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Bonus Winners and MVP

If the time eventually comes where Zuffa disbands Strikeforce it will be a sad day for fans of mixed martial arts. Not only will we lose the opportunity to watch some great fights without paying nearly $50 for them, we will also lose out on the ability to watch the ladies get in the cage...

Jul 19, 2012 1:11 pm

Silva’s Camp Eyeing Fight with Rockhold, not Weidman or Lombard

Following UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s defeat of #1 contender Chael Sonnen at UFC 148, the MMA universe has been abuzz over who the 37-year-old Brazilian will face next. Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight” recently reported that Silva’s camp is more inclined to a showdown with 10-1 Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold than anyone else. Rockhold...