Luke Rockhold – Skill Breakdown / Film Study / Highlights
Luke Rockhold is the current UFC Middleweight champion of the world. He won the title by defeating prior champion Chris Weidman via 4th round TKO. He was also the last Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. He is currently ranked the #1 middleweight and #3 official pound-for-pound fighter by the UFC and other publications like Fight Matrix and Sherdog. Age: 31 / Height 6 ‘ 3 ” / Weight 185 lb / Reach 77 ” / Southpaw / Team American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Leandro Vieira (Wikipedia).
Here we will take a (mostly chronological) journey through the heights of Rockhold’s career, with a focus on his forever developing skill set. He has a very relaxed style of grappling and striking, and is extremely limber and fluid for a man that is 6’3″ and walks around in the 215 lb range.