Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Thompson vs Luque?
Stephen Thompson beat Vicente Luque by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 244, on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Stephen Thompson.
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).
Thompson vs Luque stats
Stephen Thompson stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Vicente Luque made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Luque had a slight advantage in power over Thompson, with a 53% knock out percentage over Thompson's 50%.
Stephen Thompson was the older man by 9 years, at 39 years old.
Thompson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Luque. Despite this, Luque had 1-inch reach advantage.
Thompson's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Luque's, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 months later than Luque, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 65 to Luque's 62.
Thompson vs Luque form
Luque had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Michael Chiesa at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Tyron Woodley at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Randy Brown at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated Mike Perry at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Thompson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Luque's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.