Nov 02 2019
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

UFC 244
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
14-4-0
UD 3
UD 3
17-6-0

The tape

38
Age
29
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

Form
14
Wins
17
7
By KO
9
50
KO%
53
1
By SUB
6
7
SUB%
35
4
Loses
6
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
2
1
Draws
1
2010
Debut
2009
19
Bouts
24
51
Rounds
47
4 hours, 2 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 14 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Stephen Thompson vs Vicente Luque report

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 38 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 5 more professional rounds, 62 to Luque's 57.

Thompson vs Luque form

Stephen Thompson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.

Before that, he had lost to Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

He had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Luque had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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 won against 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.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vicente Luque had been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.

Going to this contest, Stephen Thompson had last fought 8 months and 29 days ago, while Vicente Luque's last outing had been 5 months and 21 days ago.

Thompson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Luque's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

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