Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

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Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold in their middleweight title fight during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Luke Rockhold Scouting Report

Vitals

6’3″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
77″ reach, Southpaw
October 17, 1984

Record

16-5 (UFC: 6-4)

Current Streak

2 straight losses

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

– 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
– looks big & strong at light heavyweight


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 seems to have left him
– overconfidence can cost him in fights
– knocked out in three of his last four fights
– used to fighting at a lighter weight class

 

Synopsis

Well that title reign didn’t last long.  May he have another?

 

 

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