UFC fighters sparring Bellator’s best – gets HEATED
In this recently posted video from The Combat Club in Florida, we see some behind the scenes footage of some of the UFC’s best fighters taking on the best that rival promotions like Bellator have to offer, and some of the sessions get pretty heated.
Just some of the names seen mixing it up in this video are top ranked UFC fighters Luke Rockhold, Michael Johnson, Chas Skelly, Gilbert Burns, Kamaru Usman, and now surging light heavyweight newcomer Volkan Oezdemir.
While the room is mostly UFC fighters there are also some big names from other promotions include former UFC fighter now signed with Bellator, Matt Mitrione, who’s coming off of a huge win over arguably the greatest heavyweight of all time, Fedor Emelianenko.
Mitrione is seen mixing it up with UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir in one of the more heated sessions of the video.
Another interesting session is UFC’s Luke Rockhold sparring Titan FC welterweight champion Jason Jackson. We also see Rockhold mix it up with the massive, 300lb heavyweight boxer and kickboxer Jarrell Miller who also gives Rockhold some good pointers such as attacking your opponent’s shoulder to get him to open him up.
ABOUT LUKE ROCKHOLD:
Luke Skyler Rockhold (born October 17, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist competing in the UFC, where he is the former UFC Middleweight Champion. He won the title on December 12, 2015, by defeating the prior champion, the undefeated Chris Weidman via 4th round TKO. He lost his belt in his first title defense against Michael Bisping. A two-time world champion, Rockhold also won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship by defeating Ronaldo Souza on September 10, 2011, via unanimous decision. Rockhold defended the title twice and was the last man to hold it. He is currently ranked the #2 middleweight and #12 official pound-for-pound fighter by the UFC and other publications like Fight Matrix and Sherdog. Luke is also an avid surfer and skateboarder. [Source: Wiki]