Rockhold vs. iPhone: Who Reigned Champ?

Last year’s #bendgate brought with it a firestorm of controversy. In response, SquareTrade built the bendbot, the first bot of its kind, to test the bendability of the modern day smartphone.

This year, we’re at it again, proving that this generation of iPhones — the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — are more durable than ever.

In classic SquareTrade Labs style, we’ve put the new phones through the ringer: dropping, bending, dunking and freezing ‘em with the help of our SquareTrade Labs arsenal of robots. Now, we’re putting them up against raw (man)power.

In what clearly was a demonstration of brute force, world middleweight mixed martial arts contender Luke Rockhold, crushed (literally) his competition in both kick and bend tests. But which phone does Rockhold claim was the most durable? Watch the video below. We dare you not to wince when you see what Rockhold’s roundhouse kick does to his opponents.

Follow us on Twitter between 10:30am and 11:30am PST for a special Rockhold Twitter takeover where he’ll take questions and share exclusive behind-the-scenes.