Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

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Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

 

Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

Vitals

6’3″ 185 lbs (Middleweight)
77″ reach, Southpaw
October 17, 1984

Record

16-4 (UFC: 6-3)

Current Streak

1 straight loss

Training

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Two gold medals in international jiu-jitsu competitions

Championships Held

Strikeforce Middleweight Champion: 2011-12 (two successful title defenses)
UFC Middleweight Champion: 2015-2016 (no successful title defenses)


Strengths

– tall & long for a middleweight
– very good athlete
– cerebral fighter
– very confident
– been training in martial arts most of his life
– very well coached
– has competitive wrestling experience
– successful in grappling competitions
– very good kickboxer
– vastly outstrikes his opponent (lands twice as many strikes)
– diverse striker
– very good striking defense
– strong submission skills
– very active on ground looking for submissions
– finishes fights (and quickly)
– quick starter – finishes most opponents in first round
– very good utilizing kicks, especially body kicks


Weaknesses

– not a very accurate striker
– horrible takedown accuracy
– doesn’t land many takedowns either
– can lunge when he strikes, exposing himself for the counter
– chin has been exposed – KO’d by a “weak” punching opponent
– overconfidence can cost him in fights
– knocked out in two of his last three fights

 

Synopsis

Well that title reign didn’t last long.

 

 

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