Aug 12 2023
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
21-9-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 49-46
  • 48-47
  • 48-47
UD 5
32-14-0

The tape

32
Age
39
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

KOUDSUBSUBKO
Form
SUBKOUDSDUD
21
Wins
32
11
By KO
5
52
KO%
16
8
By SUB
11
38
SUB%
34
9
Loses
14
1
Stopped
4
2
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2004
31
Bouts
46
65
Rounds
131
4 hours, 37 minutes
Fight Time
10 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

10
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
12
Tapology
-

Vicente Luque vs Rafael dos Anjos report

Who won Luque vs Anjos?

Vicente Luque beat Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Luque vs Dos Anjos, on Saturday 12th August 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 in favor of the winner Vicente Luque.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Luque vs Anjos stats

Vicente Luque stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Rafael dos Anjos made his way to the cage with a record of 32 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 11 by submission.

Vicente Luque's UFC record stood at 15-5-0, while Rafael dos Anjos' came in at 21-14-0.

The stats suggested Luque had a massive power advantage over Anjos, boasting a 52% knock out percentage over Anjos' 16%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Luque had a slight advantage over Anjos, with a 38% submission rate over Anjos' 34%.

Vicente Luque was the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.

Luque had a height advantage of 3 inches over Anjos. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Luque was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years and 9 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 69 less professional rounds, 70 to Anjos' 139.

Luque vs Anjos form

Luque had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Geoff Neal at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Chiesa at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Before that, he had beaten Tyron Woodley at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Randy Brown at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Rafael dos Anjos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Renato Moicano at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Paul Felder at UFC Vegas 14 on 14th November 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Michael Chiesa at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vicente Luque had been fighting more than Rafael dos Anjos.

Going to this contest, Vicente Luque had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 18 days ago, while Rafael dos Anjos' last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 21 days ago.

Luque's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Anjos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Luque vs Anjos?

Vicente Luque was a 9/10 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Rafael dos Anjos made his way into the ring at 9/10 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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