Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Luque vs Chiesa?
Vicente Luque beat Michael Chiesa by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC 265, on Saturday 7th August 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Luque vs Chiesa stats
Vicente Luque stepped 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 made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Luque had a massive power advantage over Chiesa, boasting at 58% knock out percentage over Chiesa's 0%.
Vicente Luque was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Chiesa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Luque. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Luque was 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 had fought 6 more professional rounds, 57 to Chiesa's 51.
Luque vs Chiesa form
Luque had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vicente Luque had been fighting more than Michael Chiesa.
Going to this contest, Vicente Luque had last fought 9 months and 27 days ago, while Michael Chiesa's last outing had been 1 year and 3 days ago.
Luque's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Chiesa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.