Luke Rockhold is a mixed martial artist from America who competes in the UFC. He is the former UFC Middleweight Champion and Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. He is also a professional model and has walked on the ramp of the New York Fashion Week. To know more about the net worth of Luke Rockhold in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Luke Skyler Rockhold was born in Santa Cruz, California on October 17, 1984. His father was a professional basketball player and his mother was a tennis player. His brother is a pro-surfer with whom he used to surf in their hometown. When Rockhold was just six years of old, he started training in judo but later he quit at the age of ten. He went to the Soquel High School where he joined the school’s wrestling team at the seventh grade. He also attended jiu-jitsu training classes while he was in school.
Rockhold was in a relationship with actress Demi Lovato just for few months in the year 2016. The couple was seen together attending UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Luke Rockhold made his debut against Mike Martinez in the year 2007 for the Melee on the Mountain promotion. He won the match via armbar submission within the first round. In November 2007, he had his second match for the promotion against Tony Rubalcava. However, he lost the match via TKO.
He was offered to fight in the Strikeforce: Young Guns II card where he impressed everybody by forcing his opponent to submit. In his second fight in the Strikeforce: Destruction card he won the match via submission. He later went on to fight several prominent fighters in the Strikeforce card.
In September 2011, he defeated Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision and became the new Strikeforce Middleweight champion. In January 2012, he defeated Keith Jardin via TKO in his first title defence.
He was able to defend his championship for the second time against Tim Kennedy on July 2012.
In 2015, Rockhold became the UFC middleweight champion after defeating Chris Weidman via TKO in the fourth round.
Apart from his MMA career he is also a professional model and has modelled at the New York Fashion Week.
Luke Rockhold has won 16 fights out of his 20 matches in his career. In 2015 he won the Upset of the Year award for his match against Chris Weidman. He also won the Most Noteworthy Match of the Year for the same match.
Net Worth & Earnings:
His estimated net worth is said to be more than $3 million. This huge net worth is the result of his successful career as a mixed martial artist. He won $50,000 as Knockout of the Night bonus after defeating Costas Philippou via TKO in the first round at UFC Fight Night 35. He is also a professional model and the face of Ralph Lauren cologne.
Luke Rockhold is one of the most renowned mixed martial artists in the world. He has defeated most of his opponents via submission. He started small but made his way to the top through constant struggle and years of hard work. He is an inspiration to a lot of young wrestlers and MMA fighters.