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Vicente Luque

AGE

25

RECORD

11 – 5 - 1

REACH

75”

HEIGHT

5”11

WEIGHT

155LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

BLACKZILLIANS – HENRI HOOFT

HOMETOWN

USA/BRAZIL

RECENT FIGHTS

OCTOBER 2018 UFC 229 – VS JALIN TURNER

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD KO (PUNCHES)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Turner is in the southpaw stance. Luque comes out in the orthodox stance. Luque takes the center and opens the fight with a leg kick. Both fighters are measuring their range. Luque is busy with the kicks. He is the aggressor. Nice left hand over the top lands for Luque. Turner is mixing his jab high and low. Luque steps in and connects with a left hand. He is very accurate early. 1st min in, Luque lands a double jab. Turner still has a hard time finding his timing. He explodes with a quick one-two and lands. Luque continues with the pressure and lands a big left hand! He follows with a hard one-two and lands! Turner is trying to keep his distance with the kicks to the body! Luque is looking sharp and fast on the feet. Nice inside leg kick lands for Luque. Turner steps in and lands a knee to the body! He explodes once again with a straight right but eats a left hook from Luque! Both fighters are very aggressive. Halfway in, Luque establishes the jab. Turner fires a leg kick but Luque times the left hook counter and lands! Turner is eating a lot of punches coming in. This is a pure kickboxing match. Turner has a hard time keeping his distance. He eats another right hand. Luque is mixing his attacks well. Turner explodes with the spinning elbow but gets caught with a big right hand!!! Turner goes down!!! Luque jumps all over him with the brutal ground and pound!!! Big punches are landing for Luque!!! Turner is out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

MARCH 2017 – VS LEON EDWARDS

RESULT – LOST VIA 3 RD UN DEC

Analysis
Rd 1 – Edwards takes the middle. Edwards trying to establish jab. They exchange in the middle. Good pace to the fight thus far. Similar boxing skills thus far. Both throwing 1 2’s. Luque looks for the takedown, Edwards defends. He reverses position and now controls Luque against the cage. Halfway. They break. Edwards body kick lands flush, head kick blocked. They exchange, clinch, and Luque gets the trip takedown. 90 seconds to go. Edwards trying to scramble up, but Luque still in top position and able to control for the remainder. 10 – 9 Luque.

Rd 2 – Edwards ducks the punch, they clinch, Edwards able to outmuscle Luque to the mat. They scramble for position, Luque able to stand. Edwards controls, but Luque reverses position and now he controls Edwards against the cage. 2 mins in and Luque with outside position as he looks for a single leg pressed against the cage. Ref breaks them. Boyd kick lands lush for Edwards. Step in knee blocked, but he moves in to clinch again, getting double unders and tripping Luque to the mat. 2 mins to go. Edwards controls doing minimal damage. Under a minute to go and the ref stands them. Body kick lands again for Edwards as Luque comes forward. Level change and Edwards takes Luque to the cage. 10 – 9 Edwards.

Rd 3 – Edwards lands a body kick as Luque comes forward very aggressive tucking his chin as he swings. Luque instigates the clinch against the cage, Edwards able to take the back, tries for a hook, but Luque reverses back. They scramble, Edwards on the back, Luque reverses back and they stand. Edwards landing the cleaner boxing at good speed and volume. They clinch against the cage again. Halfway. Edwards creating space and teeing off with 1 2’s as Luque covers up. Step in knee lands for Edwards. Luque very gassed now. Edwards shoots for a double against the cage, they’re now clinched. 1 min to go. Edwards dropped for a single, defended. Luque comes forward aggressive doing to the body with hooks, Edwards still game landing back. Another body kick lands for Edwards, and hes able to get a takedown to end the round and fight. 10 – 9 Edwards.

NOVEMBER 2016 – VS BELAL MUHAMMAD

RESULT – WON VIA 1ST RD TKO PUNCHES

Analysis
Rd 1 – Hands up. Inside leg kick. Outside leg kick. Switching stances a lot. A lot of kicks. Short right left behind it. Lead Left hook drops Muhammad, he moves in with punches and hes out!

SEPTEMBER 2016 – VS HECTOR URBINA

RESULT – WON VIA 1ST RD TKO PUNCH

Analysis
Rd 1 – Left hook and overhand right land and hurt Urbina. Urbina looks for the takedown, Luquq defends. Luque curcles out. Jab lands or Urbina. Luque punching in the pocket is vicious and he taggin Urbina with hooks, BANG overhand right slumps Urbina.

JULY 2016 – VS ALVARO HERRERA

RESULT – WON VIA 2ND RD SUB

Analysis
Rd 1 – Inside leg kicks land for Luque. Excellent jab to single leg by Luque. Herrera right back up. Luque pressuring against the cage gets the takedown. Luque controlling. Herrera ale to get up. He throws big punches. Body shot land. Luque ends the round with another takedown.
Rd 2 – Luque gets another takedown against the cage. Luque controlling dropping short elbows. Luque taking the back. Herrera defnds well, theyre standing. Spinningelbow lands for Luque. Then double knee. Another takedown. Luque sinks in an anconda.

FIGHTER INFO URLS

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

17 MATCHES 11 WINS 5 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 5 0
SUBMISSION 5 2
DECISION 1 3
DRAWS 1
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Brown belt in BJJ. Black belt in Karate.
  • Member on TUF 21.
  • Savage on the ground with subs. Preference is chokes.
  • 4 straight wins. Last loss v Michael Graves Un Dec July 2015
  • Knockout power in both hands. Throws hooks.
  • Excellent submission game.
  • Not a lot of head movement. Head stays on straight line.