Luke Skyler Rockhold is known across the globe for his mixed martial arts. He is an American kick boxer who was born in the year 1984 in the month of October. Currently, he is the Middle Weight Champion. He was the last Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and was ranked as the first middleweight in the word by Sherdog. The bio info of this fighter include following details.
His family background is totally athletic. He grew up in Santa Cruz, he along with his brother whose name is Matt Rockhold ( a professional surfer) used to surf the local breaks. Steve Rockhold, used to be a pro basketball player in his days in Europe and was father of these two brothers. He holds Irish and Native American Descent. When he was six years of age, he started playing Judo but he quit playing after he turned ten. Shortly after entering to the seventh grade, he joined the wrestling team at his school and got committed with the sport throughout the Soquel High School. He tried to play wrestling for local community college but he felt like the sport was not meant for him and as a result, he came to take jiu-jitsu classes for a full-time. After achieving victory on the BJJ Tournaments, he made a decision to immerse his feet into the mixed martial arts.
Some of his peers convinced him to come and train with the American Boxing academy and he also did the same. In the year 2007, he made his first professional fight against Mike Martinez; as expected, he became dominant throughout the fight and won the fight at the end through armbar. His second fight, for the promotion in November was not as successful as the first one because he got defeated by Tony Rubalcava; he was technically knocked out. To defend his first ever title, he faced Keith Jardine and won the fight through TKO in the very first round. To defend his title for the second time, he fought Tim Kennedy in the main event in the year 2012. He won the fight by unanimous decision; thus defending his title for the second time. While defending his third title, he was forced to withdraw the matvh due to an injury.
An organization named Strikeforce was closed by its parent company Zuffa in the year 2013. Rockhold was one of the fighter who were listed in the list of fighters schedule brought to the UFC which got released in the mid January. He is known as one of the best fighters to enter the octagon. He specialty in striking is the best on the Octagon which is beautifully decorated technical and powerful kicks; he is also known for his question mark kick, his unique style and his walk-out shirts. His Basic game is totally awesome because he already has achieved the Jiu-Jitsu black belt and has sparred at the American Kick Boxing Academy with some of the great wrestler in the UFC like Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier. He sometimes tweets through his twitter account. He is six feet and three inches in height and has not been in relationship so there’s no question of him having a wife.