Vicente Luque vs. Joaquin Buckley – Fight Preview & Analysis

Vicente Luque vs. Joaquin Buckley fight preview

UFC on ESPN 54: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque will take on Joaquin “New Mansa” Namajunas in the Welterweight bout. You can view the complete UFC on ESPN 54 card.

Luque brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 75″ reach. In contrast, Namajunas, an southpaw fighter, stands with a 76″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 52% striking accuracy, Luque has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 5.17 per minute. On the other hand, Namajunas boasts a 33% striking accuracy, landing approximately 3.87 significant strikes per minute.

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

The 32-year-old, Vicente Luque is coming in with a 22-9-1 record. Luque will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Dos Anjos in August.

Namajunas, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Vicente Luque on August 12, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs. Green and holds a 17-6-0 record.

Vicente Luque vs. Joaquin Buckley
32
Age
29
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 10″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
75″
Reach
76″
22-9-1
Record
17-6-0
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Vicente Luque has a orthodox fighting stance with an 75″ reach. The 29-year-old Joaquin Buckley is an southpaw fighter with a 76″ 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, you fight southpaw.

Vicente Luque stats

→ Luque’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Luque lands 5.17 significant strikes per minute.
→ Luque’s takedown accuracy is 60%.
→ Luque’s takedown average is 1.04 per 15 minutes.
→ Luque’s takedown defense is 62%.

Luque comes in with 52% striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.17 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Namajunas fires at 33% accuracy, landing about 3.87 significant strikes per minute. Vicente Luque also has a 60% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 1.04 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Namajunas’s 1.51 takedowns and 65% takedown accuracy.

Joaquin Buckley stats

→ Namajunas’s striking accuracy is 33%.
→ Namajunas lands 3.87 significant strikes per minute.
→ Namajunas’s takedown accuracy is 36%.
→ Namajunas’s takedown average is 1.51 per 15 minutes.
→ Namajunas’s takedown defense is 65%.

Joaquin spent, on average, 9:58 minutes in the Octagon, and Vicente has an average fight time of 10:07 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an entertaining clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Vicente or Joaquin? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 54: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot
Date
March 30, 2024
Location
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Matchup
Vicente Luque vs. Joaquin Buckley

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