Aug 07 2021
Saturday

Toyota Center, Houston, United States

UFC 265
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
19-7-1

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broadcast start time:

US - Sat 10:00pm EST / UK - Sun 1:00am

18-4-0

The tape

29
Age
33
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.6" / 192 cm

Full record

SUB 1KO 2UD 3SD 3KO 1
Form
UD 5UD 3UD 3SUB 2SUB 2
19
Wins
18
11
By KO
0
58
KO%
0
6
By Sub
11
32
SUB%
61
7
Losses
4
0
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
3
1
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2008
27
Bouts
22
55
Rounds
47
3 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 10 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

6
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
8

Vicente Luque vs Michael Chiesa preview

When is Luque vs Chiesa?

Vicente Luque will fight Michael Chiesa, during the main card of UFC 265, on Saturday 7th August 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Luque vs Chiesa stats

Vicente Luque steps into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Michael Chiesa will make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws and 11 by submission.

The stats suggest Luque has a massive power advantage over Chiesa, boasting at 58% knock out percentage over Chiesa's 0%.

Vicente Luque is the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.

Chiesa has a height advantage of 2 inches over Luque. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Luque is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 10 months later than Chiesa, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 55 to Chiesa's 47.

Luque vs Chiesa form

Luque has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he won against Tyron Woodley at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Randy Brown at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Stephen Thompson at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had beat Mike Perry at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.

He had defeated Derrick Krantz at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, United States.

Michael Chiesa has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Neil Magny at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had won against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Diego Sanchez at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Carlos Condit at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at The Forum, Inglewood.

He had lost to Anthony Pettis at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Vicente Luque has been fighting more than Michael Chiesa.

Vicente Luque last fought 4 months and 3 days ago, while Michael Chiesa's last outing was 6 months and 10 days ago.

Luque's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Chiesa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

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