Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachLeandro Vieira and Dave Camarillo
Biography(references)Rockhold was born on October 17, 1984, in Santa Cruz, California from an athletic family. Growing up, Luke and his older brother, pro-surfer Matt Rockhold, surfed their local breaks together. Luke started training in judo when he was 6 years old but quit upon turning ten. In 2006, a friend invited Rockhold to train at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. His raw talent and kicking displays immediately caught the eye of AKA head coach Javier Mendez, who touted Rockhold as a potential future champion.
Fighter Trivia(references)Rockhold dated Grammy Award nominated singer and actor Demi Lovato for a few months in late 2016. The duo made their first public appearance while attending UFC 205 together, at Madison Square Garden in New York. They split in January 2017.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: UFC Middleweight Championship (One time)
UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Chris Weidman and Paulo Costa
UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Costas Philippou
UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Michael Bisping and Lyoto Machida
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