Vicente Luque vs. Rafael dos Anjos UFC head-to-head records

Last Modified Aug 9, 2023 06:58 GMT


Rafael dos Anjos (Left) and Vicente Luque (Right)(Images via Getty)
Rafael dos Anjos (Left) and Vicente Luque (Right)(Images via Getty)


UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. dos Anjos is an MMA event organized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The main event of the night is the welterweight bout between Vicente Luque and former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.


Vicente Luque is currently ranked #10 in the welterweight rankings, whereas Rafael dos Anjos is at #9 in the lightweight standings.


Vicente Luque vs. Rafael dos Anjos UFC Head-to-Head Records


The UFC Vegas 78 or UFC on ESPN 51 event will mark the first encounter between Luque and dos Anjos.


Initially rumored to be the main event for UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Bueno Silva, this fight's schedule was eventually adjusted, and it was confirmed to occur on a different date, now holding the position of the headline match.


Marked on the calendar for August 12, 2023, UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. dos Anjos is set to transpire at the renowned UFC Apex Facility situated in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.


Vicente Luque vs. Rafael dos Anjos Stats



StatsVicente LuqueRafael dos Anjos
MMA Record21-9-132-14-0
UFC Ranking10 (Welterweight)9 (Lightweight)
Last FightLossWin
NationalityBrazilian/AmericanBrazilian/ American
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)170 lb (77 kg)
Reach75.5 in70 in
Leg Reach38 in38 in
Striking Accuracy52%47%
Takedown Accuracy50%35%
Takedown Defense61%59%
Win Streak (Active)01
MMA Debut20092004



Vicente Luque’s Career in the UFC


Vicente Luque entered the UFC in July 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, losing to Michael Graves. He bounced back with a win over Hayder Hassan in December 2015 via first-round submission, earning a Performance of the Night bonus.


His subsequent fights included wins over Álvaro Herrera, Héctor Urbina, Belal Muhammad, and others, along with a loss to Leon Edwards. Notably, he stepped in on short notice to beat Niko Price by submission in 2017.


Luque's career highlights include wins over Chad Laprise, Jalin Turner, and Bryan Barberena. He also defeated Mike Perry via split decision and secured a win over Tyron Woodley with a D'Arce choke.


In 2021, Luque submitted Michael Chiesa and served as an emergency backup for a championship fight. He faced Belal Muhammad in a rematch in 2022, losing via unanimous decision. Luque then suffered a knockout loss to Geoff Neal in August 2022.


Luque was set to fight Rafael dos Anjos in July 2023. However, the bout was later moved to August for undisclosed reasons.



Last Updated On August 9, 2023

FAQs

A. UFC on ESPN 51 is scheduled to take place on August 12th, 2023.

A. UFC on ESPN 51 is taking place at the UFC Apex Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

A. Vicente Luque has fought his way to 21 wins, faced setbacks in 9 losses, and found himself in a draw once in his professional MMA journey. His current standing places him at the #10 spot among welterweight contenders.

A. Rafael dos Anjos has compiled a professional MMA record of 32 wins and 14 losses (32-14) and is ranked #9 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

A. Vicente Luque is currently 31 years old, as he was born on November 27, 1991.

A. Vicente Luque primarily utilizes the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu style of fighting.

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