Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Houston, Texas, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Michael “Maverick” Chiesa will take on Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 265 card.

In this post, we will break down Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Michael Chiesa is coming in with a 18-4-0 record. Chiesa will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny in January.

Luque, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Tyron Woodley on January 20, 2021 at UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou and holds a 20-7-1 record.

Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque
35
Age
31
6′ 1″
Height
5′ 11″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
75″
Reach
75″
18-4-0
Record
20-7-1
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Michael Chiesa has an southpaw fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 31-year-old, Vicente Luque is an orthodox fighter with a 75″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Michael Chiesa:
→ Chiesa’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Chiesa lands 1.89 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chiesa’s takedown accuracy is 52%.
→ Chiesa’s takedown average is 3.60 per 15 minutes.
→ Chiesa’s takedown defense is 68%.

Chiesa comes in with 40% striking accuracy, typically landing about 1.89 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Luque fires at 54% accuracy, landing about 5.74 significant strikes per minute. Michael Chiesa also has a 52% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.60 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Luque’s 0.66 takedowns and 65% takedown accuracy.

Vicente Luque:
→ Luque’s striking accuracy is 54%.
→ Luque lands 5.74 significant strikes per minute.
→ Luque’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Luque’s takedown average is 0.66 per 15 minutes.
→ Luque’s takedown defense is 65%.

Vicente spent on average 8:33 minutes in the Octagon and Michael has an average fight time of 9:59 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 265 is live in , who do you think will win, Michael or Vicente? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane
Date
August 7, 2021
Location
Houston, Texas, USA
Matchup
Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque

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