UFC 194: Luke Rockhold Say He’ll “be Fine” if Bout With Chris Weidman Hits The Ground
Chris Weidman’s wrestling and punishing top game are widely regarded as the middleweight champ’s best tools, but Luke Rockhold evidently isn’t too concerned about them, as their UFC 194 bout approaches.
Weidman and Rockhold will square off in the co-headliner for UFC 194, which will take place on December 12th in Las Vegas. Recently the well rounded middleweight appeared on “UFC Tonight“, and while discussing Weidman, Rockhold said the following (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“We’ll be looking for the takedown, but he won’t get me down. I’m going to shut that down. I’ll be fine on the ground. He’ll have to fight me on his feet. He’s going to scramble out and I see this as a stand-up fight. I’m going to expose his weaknesses.”
Rockhold is coming off a dominant, stoppage win over Lyoto Machida in April, which was his fourth consecutive win. The last man to defeat Rockhold was Vitor Belfort, who was put away by Weidman’s top game in May. Prior to that, Weidman worked his way to a UD victory over Machida.
UFC 194 will be headlined by a featherweight bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim champ, Conor McGregor.