Luke Rockhold Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Luke Rockhold was born on the 17th October 1984, in Santa Cruz, California USA, and is a professional mixed martial artist, best known for being the current UFC champion in the division of middleweight, winning against prior champion Chris Weidman on the 12th December 2015. He is also recognized as the last Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. His professional career has been active since 2007.

Have you ever wondered how rich Luke Rockhold is?Sources estimate that Luke’s net worth is over $2 million as of early 2016, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, his career as a mixed martial artist. Additional to this, he has appeared in a reality TV series which has also added to his net worth. There is no doubt that Luke’s net worth will become higher if he successfully continues his career in sport and other activities.

Luke Rockhold Net Worth $2 Million

Luke Rockhold was raised in an athletic family by father Steve Rockhold, a former professional basketball player in Europe, and his mother, who was akeen tennis player; his brother is Matt Rockhold, a professional surfer. Due to his upbringing, he also became active in different sports, including judo, in which he started training at the age of six. However, when he was 10 years old, he quit it and later joined the wrestling team while he attended Soquel High School, and parallel with that he was taking Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. He then enrolled at the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, where he found himself in mixed martial arts. Thanks to his skills, Luke was spotted by AKA head coach Javier Mendez, who recruited him as a potential future champion.

Luke’s career began in 2007, fighting against Mike Martinez in the Melee On The Mountain promotion. He won that match in the first round, by armbar submission. The same year he had another match in the same promotion, but this time he lost to Tony Rubalcava by TKO in the first round.

He joined Strikeforce, as he was offered the Strikeforce Young Guns II card, and made a victorious debut. After that he was offered another fight, this time by the Strikeforce: Destruction card, and also making it successful, as his opponent was again defeated by submission. He continued successfully to fight within Strikeforce, eventually reaching Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg event, in which he defeated Cory Devela. In 2011, Luke became the Middleweight Champion, defeating Ronaldo Souza, andbefore he left Strikeforce, he managed to defend his title twice, winning fights against Tim Kennedy, and Keith Jardine, but then withdrew from the fight against Lorenz Larkin, due to injury.

After the Strikeforce ceased to exist, Luke joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he continued to fight successfully, winning several main events over the years, including UFC Fight Night 35, UFC Fight Night 55, and UFC on Fox 15, against such fighters as Michael Bisping, Lyoto Machida, and Costas Philippou, among others.

In December 2015, Luke became the UFC Middleweight Championship, defeating, now former champion Chris Weidman, which increased his net worth to a large margin.

Thanks to his successful career, Luke has won several awards and recognitions, including Knockout of the Night, Performance of The Night, and he is currently the No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, among others, all of which have increased his popularity and net worth.

Regarding Luke Rockhold’s personal life, there is no information about it in the media, as he obviously keeps it private, even though he is active on social networks. He has appeared in the reality TV series “Millionaire Matchmaker”, in order to find life, as he put it. In free time, Luke enjoys surfing with his brother, and skateboarding.

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