Vicente Luque overcomes adversity and showcases new skills in a victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night. Read about Luque’s impressive performance and his call for a ranked opponent in the welterweight division.
Vicente Luque proved his resilience and growth as a fighter in his recent victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Despite not living up to his reputation as a ruthless finisher, Luque displayed important new wrinkles to his game and overcame a year’s worth of adversity.
Luque, known for his finishing ability with 13 stoppages in 14 UFC fights, faced a tough challenge in dos Anjos, one of the most experienced and battle-tested veterans in the UFC. Dos Anjos had a clear gameplan of using his striking to get inside and take down Luque, the younger and harder striker.
However, Luque showcased significant improvements in his takedown defense and surprised dos Anjos with his own takedowns. Throughout the fight, Luque displayed poise and maturity, scoring a career-best five takedowns. Dos Anjos tried to rally in the final round with his striking, but it was too little too late.
After the fight, Luque expressed his gratitude for being able to compete again after a year-long layoff due to a brain bleed suffered in his previous knockout loss. He admitted to feeling fear in the first round, unsure of how he would react after such a long break. However, Luque’s performance showed that he has overcome his fears and is back at the top of his game.
With this victory, Luque called for a ranked opponent in the UFC welterweight division , setting his sights on a title shot against Leon Edwards.
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- Vicente Luque showcases new skills and overcomes adversity in victory over Rafael dos Anjos
- Luque displays improvements in takedown defense and scores career-best five takedowns
- Dos Anjos’ late rally falls short as Luque secures unanimous decision win
- Luque calls for ranked opponent as he aims for UFC welterweight title shot