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Kamaru Usman vs Vicente Luque preview
When is Usman vs Luque?
Kamaru Usman could potentially face Vicente Luque, in Summer 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Usman vs Luque stats
Kamaru Usman would step into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Vicente Luque would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Luque would have a slight advantage in power over Usman, with a 52% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Luque would have a massive advantage over Usman, boosting at 38% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Kamaru Usman is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Usman has a height advantage of 1 inch over Luque. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Usman is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 5 months later than Luque, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 73 to Luque's 65.
Usman vs Luque form
Usman has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Luque has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he 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 lost to 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 beat Michael Chiesa at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by submission in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Vicente Luque.
Kamaru Usman last fought 12 days ago, while Vicente Luque's last outing was 7 months and 24 days ago.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Luque's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Usman vs Luque?
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