HomeUFCVicente Luque Defeats Rafael dos Anjos in UFC Vegas 78 Main Event

Vicente Luque Defeats Rafael dos Anjos in UFC Vegas 78 Main Event

Vicente Luque emerges victorious over Rafael dos Anjos in the welterweight main event at UFC Vegas 78. Read the full article for a detailed recap of the thrilling fight.

In a highly anticipated welterweight main event at UFC Vegas 78, Vicente Luque emerged victorious over Rafael dos Anjos. Luque, who returned to the Octagon after a year-long absence, showcased his skills and secured a unanimous decision win.

Round 1

The first round of the main event saw an intense exchange between Luque and dos Anjos. Luque landed a hard kick to the body, while dos Anjos responded with a right hook and a head kick that narrowly missed. Both fighters displayed their striking abilities and engaged in a back-and-forth battle.

Round 2

As the second round commenced, Luque continued to press forward. Dos Anjos caught a body kick and landed a straight left. Luque attempted a head kick but failed to connect. Dos Anjos then pushed Luque against the fence and scored a double-leg takedown. However, Luque quickly reversed the position and looked for a takedown of his own. The round ended with both fighters exchanging strikes.

Round 3

In the third round, Luque utilized his jab effectively and landed a nice body shot. Dos Anjos responded with a body kick and an uppercut. The fighters engaged in a clinch against the fence, with dos Anjos delivering standing elbows. Luque attempted takedowns but was unable to secure them. The round concluded with both fighters trading punches in the pocket.

Round 4

Luque came out aggressively in the fourth round, pushing dos Anjos against the fence and unleashing a barrage of strikes. Although dos Anjos managed to escape and initiate a clinch, Luque quickly reversed the position. The fighters exchanged knees to the body before Luque attempted a takedown. The round ended with Luque in control.

Round 5

In the final round, Luque started with a body kick, and dos Anjos countered with a straight left. Both fighters displayed their striking skills, with dos Anjos pressuring Luque against the fence. However, Luque once again reversed the position and maintained control. The fight concluded with dos Anjos landing a good volume of strikes, but it was not enough to secure the victory.

After five hard-fought rounds, the judges rendered their decision. Vicente Luque emerged as the winner, defeating Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47).

Summary of UFC Vegas 78 Main Event

Winner Loser Result
Vicente Luque Rafael dos Anjos Unanimous Decision (UD)