A high-stakes welterweight bout between the #5 ranked contender, Vicente Luque and the #6 rated challenger, Michael Chiesa has been booked for UFC 265 on August seventh. — with a location or venue for the occasion but to be decided by the promotion.
Making his second Octagon stroll of the 12 months, Luque featured on the primary card of UFC 260 in March, stopping former undisputed champion, Tyron Woodley in a massively entertaining one spherical combat — ending the St. Louis-born former gold holder with a Brabo choke.
Headlining UFC Combat Island 8 on short-notice in January, former light-weight contender, Chiesa continued his blistering type at 170lbs with a shutout unanimous resolution win over welterweight mainstay, Neil Magny over the course of 5 rounds. Information of the eye-catching showdown was first reported by reporter, Chris Prawdzik.
Including former champion, Woodley to a now three-fight undefeated run, New Jersey-born finisher, Luque has managed finishes over each Randy Brown and Niko Value as a part of his three-bout undefeated streak.
A 16-fight Octagon veteran, Luque has managed to attain different notable Octagon triumphs over the likes of Belal Muhammad, Jalin Turner, Bryan Barberena, and Mike Perry — amassing 11 knockout wins and an extra seven submission stoppages over the course of his 28-fight skilled profession.
Chiesa, the victor of The Final Fighter 15 again in June of 2012, has amassed a fourfight undefeated run since his transfer from the light-weight ranks again in December of 2018.
A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, Chiesa has scored 11 submission wins, and through his present run, has stopped former interim UFC welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, in addition to choosing up unanimous resolution victories over The Final Fighter 1 winner, Diego Sanchez, in addition to former undisputed light-weight titleholder, Rafael dos Anjos.
UFC 265 takes place on August seventh. — with a bantamweight title matchup between two-weight champion, Amanda Nunes and challenger, Julianna Pena set for the pay-per-view occasion.
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