Luke Rockhold is scheduled to fight Lyoto Machida this Saturday night at UFC on Fox 15 in the main event and spoke about the challenge that lies before him at the event against Machida.
“I pose a lot of threats to him, and I can fight him in a lot of ways other people can’t,” Rockhold said. “Machida doesn’t like angles, and he doesn’t like pressure. I can strike with him, I can outwrestle him, I can out-grapple him, and I think I can out-strike him.
Luke Rockhold (13-2) 3 KO, 8 Sub & 2 DEC wins. Rockhold is 4-1 in his last five fights and coming into UFC on Fox 15, he is on a three fight winning streak. He beat Tim Kennedy in June of 2012 under the Strikeforce banner by a five-round decision victory. He made his UFC debut against Vitor Belfort, but lost by first round head kick in May of 2013. He then went on to beat Costas Philippou in January of 2014 by first round kick to the body knockout. Then beat Tim Boetsch at UFC 172 by first round triangle kimura. In his next and latest bout, he beat Michael Bisping in November of 2014 by second round guillotine choke.
“I think he’s potentially as good as he’s ever been. I know there’s still a recipe out there to beating the guy, and I think I can put the pressure that Weidman put on him, and I don’t get tired. I don’t slow down. I think I can be faster, and I think I can be more precise.”
UFC on Fox 15 takes place on April 18th in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center and will air on Fox and Fight Pass.
The main event will be a middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold (13-2) and Lyoto Machida (22-5) and the co-main event is Chris Camozzi vs. Ronaldo Souza.
We will be providing live play-by-play coverage of UFC on Fox 15 on Saturday starting at 4:15PM EST.