Don’t miss the epic clash between Vicente Luque and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Vegas 78. Get ready for a night of thrilling fights and intense action inside the Octagon.
The Octagon is set to return to Las Vegas for tonight’s highly anticipated UFC Vegas 78 event. Headlining the thirteen-bout fight card is a thrilling welterweight showdown between Vicente Luque and Rafael dos Anjos. Both fighters are eager to prove themselves and secure a victory in this pivotal matchup.
Luque, also known as ‘The Silent Assassin,’ is making his long-awaited return to the Octagon after suffering a devastating knockout loss to Geoff Neal twelve months ago. The defeat was followed by a brain bleed, which required extensive testing and medical clearance from the Nevada Commission. Luque has since recovered and is determined to showcase his skills once again.
Over his past six fights, Luque has amassed an impressive record of 4-2. During this period, he has secured victories over notable opponents such as Tyron Woodley, Michael Chiesa, Randy Brown, and Niko Price. Luque’s well-rounded skill set and aggressive fighting style make him a formidable force in the welterweight division.
On the other side of the Octagon, dos Anjos is looking to build on his recent success. In his last outing, he secured a submission victory over Bryan Barberena in a welterweight contest. Prior to that, dos Anjos suffered a knockout loss to Rafael Fiziev in his former home at lightweight. The Brazilian veteran is determined to prove that he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level.
In the co-main event, fans will witness a thrilling featherweight clash between Cub Swanson and Hakeem Dawodu. Swanson, a seasoned veteran with a record of 28-13, is eager to bounce back from a TKO loss to Jonathan Martinez. Prior to that defeat, Swanson showcased his skills with a TKO victory over Darren Elkins.
Dawodu, a rising star in the featherweight division, is also looking to get back on the winning track. After suffering a decision loss to Julian Erosa, Dawodu aims to make a statement with a victory over Swanson. With a record of 13-3-1, Dawodu possesses the skills and determination to emerge victorious.
Another exciting matchup on the card is a light heavyweight bout between Khalil Rountree Jr. and Chris Daukaus. Rountree Jr., currently on a three-fight winning streak, is riding high on confidence. His latest victory came in the form of a split decision win over Dustin Jacoby. Rountree Jr.’s explosive striking and knockout power make him a dangerous opponent.
Daukaus, on the other hand, is making his light heavyweight debut after suffering three consecutive knockout losses in the heavyweight division. The Philadelphia native is determined to turn his fortunes around and make a statement in his new weight class.
The UFC Vegas 78 event promises to deliver an action-packed night of fights, with a stacked lineup of talented fighters. Fans can expect to witness thrilling knockouts, technical submissions, and intense battles inside the Octagon. Stay tuned for live results and highlights from this highly anticipated event!
UFC Vegas 78 Fight Card
|Main Card (7pm EST on ESPN+)|
|Vicente Luque (170.5) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (171)|
|Hakeem Dawodu (146) vs. Cub Swanson (146)|
|Chris Daukaus (205) vs. Khalil Rountree (203.5)|
|Iasmin Lucindo (116) vs. Polyana Viana (116)|
|AJ Dobson (185.5) vs. Tafon Nchukwi (189.5)*|
|Josh Fremd (189)* vs. Jamie Pickett (186)|
UFC Vegas 78 Prelims (4pm EST on ESPN+)
| JP Buys (136) vs. Marcus McGhee (136) |
| Mike Breeden (156) vs. Terrence McKinney (156) |
| Isaac Dulgarian (145.5) vs. Francis Marshall (145.5) |
| Martin Buday (266) vs. Josh Parisian (266) |
| Jaqueline Amorim (116) vs. Montserrat Ruiz (113) |
| Da’Mon Blackshear (136) vs. Jose Johnson (135.5) |
| Juliana Miller (126) vs. Luana Santos (126) |
Who will emerge victorious in the welterweight main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque? Stay tuned to find out!