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  • 2 years ago
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It's been a bit of a seesaw for American Kickboxing Academy. This past September, the team went 4-0 at "Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov," and middleweight Luke Rockhold unseated the promotion's middleweight champion, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. The year 2011 did not come to a successful conclusion, though. But Rockhold believes 2012 will be the year the California gym quickly gets back on track. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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CINCINNATI - Prior to claiming the Strikeforce middleweight title, Luke Rockhold made a bold prediction. A few days after Brazilian fighters swept their American counterparts at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Rockhold told MMAjunkie.com he expected revenge. In fact, he promised he and his American Kickboxing Academy teammates would sweep their Brazilian opponents at Saturday's "Strikeforce World Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" event. Following an AKA clean sweep, no one's doubting him now. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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The UFC heavyweight champ's AKA teammate Luke Rockhold says there "is not a chance" Jon Jones could beat Cain Velasquez. As Daniel Cormier prepares to challenge Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 182 on January 3, his training partner Luke Rockhold is instead talking about a hypothetical Jones bout against injured heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. MMA Fighting got the quotes. When asked if Jon Jones could hang with Velasquez, Rockhold answered, "not a chance." "Cain, just the s read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold dispatches Michael Bisping with a second-round guillotine on Friday in Sydney. read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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It took 128 seconds for the former Strikeforce champ to secure a quick victory over the Barbarian as he locked on an inverted triangle choke. Former Strikeforce Middleweight champ Luke Rockhold return to the Octagon at UFC 172 against Tim Boetsch. Boetsch dove in for a takedown early. Rockhold took the opportunity to secure an inverted triangle choke. Tim did his best to escape the submission but, Rockhold was eventually able to tighten up the choke and secure the submission victory. In one of t read news >>

  • a year ago
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It's only been 10 days, but Luke Rockhold already is looking for his next fight. And it's one that has been talked about plenty already. Rockhold on Tuesday called out Michael Bisping for a UFC middleweight fight. read news >>

  • a year ago
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It has been more than a year since Dana White first declared Gilbert Melendez was making the move to the Octagon. A lengthy, torturous wait is likely to result in an immediate title shot. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold today told MMAjunkie.com that he never signed a bout agreement to fight Lorenz Larkin and never intended to fight at the promotion's final event. When officials announced the Jan. 12 event in early November, Rockhold said he informed officials that a wrist injury lingered and that he was unable to fight. That's why he's particularly irritated by a series of verbal attacks from Lorenz Larkin regarding his willingness to compete. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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For an event entitled "Champions," Strikeforce's Jan. 12 event is apparently running out of them very quickly. According to a report by The MMA Corner, Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has suffered a wrist injury and has been forced to withdraw from the card. Strikeforce and Showtime officials were unavailable for comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.com, and executives from both companies have yet to make an official announcement. However, sources close to the bout indi read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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SAN DIEGO - With his dominant win at Saturday's "Showtime: Rousey vs. Kaufman" event, former middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza appears he'll get his rematch. The former titleholder wants a shot at the man who took his belt, and that reigning champion, Luke Rockhold, apparently wants the fight too. "To me, I'd like to see that fight happen," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. "I know 'Jacare' would like that fight to happen. Luke's looking for that fight, so I think it'd be an read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and middleweight contender Derek Brunson highlight Wednesday's edition of MMAWeekly Radio. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Current Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and ex-champ Robbie Lawler took home the biggest paydays at "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy." Newly minted Strikeforce welterweight champ Nate Marquardt was the third highest-paid fighter on the event's total payroll, which totaled $645,923. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received the list of official disclosed paydays from the Oregon State Athletic Commission. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The first rule of fighting is to take combatants for who they are - not where they fight. It's an apt mantra coming from Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. The American Kickboxing Academy representative feeds on a steady stream of world-class middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavyweight training partners, so going through those battles reminds him organizations are only a matter of perception when it comes to determining the best. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Luke Rockhold thinks that Tim Boetsch would present an interesting challenge for him at middleweight, if he's willing to come to Strikeforce and face him. Retweet this Share on Facebook • Email • StumbleUpon • Redd read news >>

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