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Thursday, Jun 02, 2016

UFC 199: Did Luke Rockhold Change up His Game Plan For Replacement Michael Bisping? “Not a Bit”

Luke Rockhold (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Although Luke Rockhold is no longer fighting Chris Weidman this Saturday at UFC 199, and will take on Michael Bisping instead, the middleweight champ say he hasn’t changed up his strategy. Not at all…

Rockhold was originally scheduled to rematch Weidman on June 4th, who he stopped in December to become champion. Weidman had to withdraw due to a neck injury, and Bisping agreed to step in. The British star was submitted by Rockhold in November, 2014.

On the latest edition of “UFC Tonight“, Rockhold was asked if he’s changed up his game plan, since he’s no longer fighting the decorated wrestler, Weidman. The dynamic champ stated the following (quote via FOX Sports press release):

“Not a bit. I don’t change my game. I’m the most well rounded guy in this game. I don’t focus on what they’re doing. I focus on what I’m doing. He’s still an orthodox guy, more tactical. He’ll try to close the distance. I’m a counter striker. When he pushes in I’m going to make him pay. I’m going to find my openings and finish it.”

Bisping is coming off a unanimous decision win over Anderson Silva in February and has won three straight, since he was finished by Rockhold.

UFC 199 will be hosted by the Forum in Los Angeles.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:01 am
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