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Luke Rockhold


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Win Rate
73 %
Finish Rate
88 %
Decision Win %
67 %

Luke Rockhold

6' 3 (191 cm)
77 in. (6' 5/196 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Leandro Vieira and Dave Camarillo
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
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
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
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Middleweight Championship (One time; Last)
  • Strikeforce: Two successful title defenses
  • Strikeforce: Tied most finishes in Strikeforce history (7)
  • Strikeforce: Most submissions in Strikeforce history (5)
  • Sherdog.com: 2015 All-Violence First Team
  • Sherdog.com: 2014 Submission of the Year vs. Tim Boetsch
  • Sherdog.com: 2014 All-Violence First Team
  • Fight Matrix.com: 2015 Upset of the Year vs. Chris Weidman
  • Fight Matrix.com: 2015 Most Noteworthy Match of the Year vs. Chris Weidman
  • International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation: 2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Purple Belt No-Gi Gold Medalist
  • International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation: 2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Blue Belt Gold Medalist
  • International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation: 2006 IBJJF Pan American Championships Blue Belt Silver Medalist

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