The almost completely redesigned card of the UFC 249 tournament turned out to be rich in bangers who could get a bonus for the fight of the evening. One such fight is Vicente Luque’s second encounter with Niko Price, aimed at reviving the Brazilian for the defeat he suffered in a battle three years earlier. In turn, his opponent will try to close the defeat he suffered in a six-figure winning streak. The duel will take place on May 9 as part of the event’s preludes.
At what time Luque and Price fight?
The fight time is May 9, 2020.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown on ESPN
How many wins and losses Luque have?
Vicente Luque has 17 wins and 7 losses.
How many wins and losses Price have?
Niko Price has 14 wins and 3 losses.
Statistics and physical data
|Vicente Luque||Nico Price|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Height||5′ 11″||6′ 0″|
|Arm span||72 in||76 in|
|Number of fights||24||17|
Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque
The fighter trains in the halls of Blackzilians, Cerrado MMA and Hard Knocks 365. He appears to be a versatile athlete who is effective in both the rack and the parterre, but prefers the first aspect. On his legs he uses Thai boxing skills, while on the ground he uses purple and brown belts on Louta Livre and Brazilian jujitsu respectively.
With experience in martial arts, Luque, starting his journey in mixed martial arts, decided to pass amateurs. Then it became clear it was a mistake. In the first 5 years on the professional scene, he gathered a record 7-4-1, parting in peace with Rodrigo Medeiros and flying away from Felipe Portela, Marcao Santana, Junior Orgullo and Carlos Pereira. At the same time, Vicente celebrated the victory by technical knockout over his then undefeated compatriot Thiago Santos. It is difficult to get directly into UFC with such statistics and, realizing this, the Brazilian went to the 21st season of the TUF TV project, where he defeated Nathan Coy and was weaker than Hayder Hassan, but still got his chance.
After adding to the organization’s roaster, Luke was defeated by Mike Graves by a unanimous decision, but then he came to his senses and drew the finish line over Hyder Hassan, Alvaro Herrera, Hector Urbina and Belal Muhammad. The Brazilian’s winstrick interrupted Leon Edwards, who beat him with a total. However, after that Vicente came out on an even bigger series of victories, taking over Nico Price, Chad Laprise, Jalín Turner, Bryan Barberena and Derrick Krantz. As a result of these quizzes, he broke into the half-middleweight rating, getting a fight against Stephen Thompson, who stopped him by a unanimous decision.
Niko “The Hybrid” Price
Training of the fighter takes place in American Top Team and Futures MMA. As a base American uses classic boxing and kickboxing, also has a brown belt in Brazilian jujutsu, but prefers to work in a rack, preaching a very aggressive style of fighting and hoping to send his opponent to the knockout.
After winning 2 amateur victories, Price moved to the professionals, where he began to play in the Fight Time promotion. Having won 5 consecutive Victories under his aegis, he got the title fight in the welterweight category, in which he defeated Maurice Salmon. Defending the title, the American defeated Jose Caceres and defeated Willie Hosh, later spotted by UFC.
Niko finished his first year and a half in promotion with 4-1-1 statistics. He defeated Brandon Tatch, Allan Juban, George Sullivan and Randy Brown, and a defeat and a draw awaited him in the battles against Vicente Luque and Alex Morono respectively. After the fight, the fighter failed against Abdul Razak Alhassan and Jeff Neal, defeating Tim Means and James Wick in the last performance.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Price ha 10 TKO wins in his career against 2 of Luque’s
- The Brazilian ended up 1 bout in a draw
Luque vs Price Prediction
The fighters met over three years ago. That time Vicente had no problem interrupting Nico, made a knockdown and after it zasabmityl American. Since then, Price has been knocked out more than once and remained a guy who goes ahead and tries to knock out the visa, but now there is less fear in him, and his chin has become weaker. During this time Luke finished 5 opponents and was defeated by Stephen Thompson, after which he will make certain conclusions, as it was before in a similar situation.
Price has a slight advantage in growth and handspread – 3 centimeters in both cases. At the moment, any of the fighters can offer to work in the parterre, where Vicente looks more technically, but is unlikely to do so. Luke is a kickboxer with heavy hands and a strong head. He didn’t knock out, even though he was in knockouts. Brazilian is more accurate and technical, and also stylistically uncomfortable Nico, who, because of the head healing and, therefore, lack of work on the floors, is good against the tall guys, but with the fighters lower has problems. We expect the first fight to be repeated.
- Our prediction: Vicente Luque will win.