After spending his complete combined martial arts (MMA) profession at Middleweight, Luke Rockhold is prepared for brand spanking new surroundings. Certainly, the previous Strikeforce and Final Preventing Championship is transferring as much as Mild Heavyweight, as he’ll face Jan Blachowicz on the upcoming UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) occasion on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With a powerful win, Rockhold says he may very properly bounce the road to a shot at Jon Jones and his 205-pound strap.
“I don’t suppose it takes a lot, it takes an excellent efficiency. It’s all concerning the efficiency and what you are able to do and the way you do it, mentioned Luke on a current look on The MMA Hour. “Let’s simply wait and see and verify me out on July 6, I’m going to go put this man away after which we are able to discuss what’s up.”
Based on Rockhold, his all-around recreation is greater than sufficient to present “Bones” matches, and no matter the place the combat goes, he has Jones beat in each space. Plus, his transfer up a weight class is solely to get his fingers on Jon.
“The one cause I’m right here is to combat Jon. So after all that’s what I need. I need Jon at first. I don’t imagine there’s a man on the earth that may compete with me on the bottom. I don’t imagine Jon is that polished on the toes,” he mentioned.
“I believe he adjusts and he’s technical, however I believe I’ve the abilities to beat him there and I’ve the abilities to beat him on the bottom. And I believe the wrestling is nullified and it doesn’t play a lot of an element,” he concluded.
Blachowicz, nonetheless, isn’t any pushover, as he was using excessive on a four-fight win streak earlier than getting dropped by Thiago Santos just a few months again (see it once more right here). With wins over the likes of Jimi Manuwa and Jared Cannonier, Jan is greater than able to spoiling Luke’s debut at 205-pounds. Apparently sufficient, Jones will likely be headlining UFC 239 towards the aforementioned Santos.
What say you, Maniacs, can Rockhold do to Jones what his teammate and present Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, couldn’t?
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