|Born||Vicente Catta Preta Luque|
November 27, 1991
Westwood, New Jersey, United States
|Nickname(s)||The Silent Assassin|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||75+1⁄2 in (192 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Luta Livre|
|Fighting out of||Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil|
|Team||Cerrado MMA (2007–present) |
Sanford MMA (2017–present)
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu |
Black belt in Luta Livre Esportiva
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Vicente Catta Preta Luque (born November 27, 1991) is an American-born Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. Luque currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of August 9, 2021, he is #4 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Luque was born in Westwood, New Jersey, on November 27, 1991, to a Brazilian mother and a Chilean father. His maternal grandmother was a diplomat, and as a result, his mother was mostly raised in Chile, where she met and married his father before relocating to the United States. Luque was raised trilingual, speaking Portuguese, Spanish and English. Luque began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster, initially karate at the age of three. When Vicente was six, his parents separated and he moved to Brazil with his mom, where he continued training karate until the age of ten. After a spell with soccer, he started training in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a teenager before transitioning to mixed martial arts in 2008. In 2021, he was promoted to black belt in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Lute Livre on the same day.
Mixed martial arts career
Luque made his professional mixed martial arts debut in June 2009. He compiled a record of 7–4–1, competing for various regional promotions in Brazil before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter in early 2014.
The Ultimate Fighter
In February 2015, it was announced that Luque was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians.
In the semifinals, Luque faced off against Hayder Hassan. He lost the fight via split decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Luque faced Niko Price, replacing an injured Luan Chagas on 11 day notice, on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson. After knocking Price down, Luque won the fight by submission via D’Arce choke midway through the second round.
Luque faced Bryan Barberena on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1. After two competitive rounds that saw both men rock each other, Luque won the fight by TKO at the end of the third round after knocking Barberena down with a knee and finishing with punches. With this win, he became the first man to give Barberena his first stoppage loss by TKO. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Luque was expected to face Neil Magny on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152. However, it was reported on May 13, 2019 that Magny pulled out of the bout due to testing positive for Di-Hydroxy-LGD-4033, and he was replaced by newcomer Derrick Krantz. Luque won the fight via technical knockout in round one.
In a quick turnaround, Luque was scheduled to face Niko Price in a rematch on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed and the bout eventually took place on May 9, 2020. He won the fight via technical knockout due to doctor stoppage in round three.
The bout with Randy Brown was rescheduled and took place on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. Utilizing low kicks and dropping Brown multiple times, Luque eventually won the fight via knockout in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Luque faced Tyron Woodley on March 27, 2021 at UFC 260. After hurting Woodley multiple times on the feet, Luque won the fight via D'Arce choke submission in round one. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Vicente and his wife Carol have a son, Bento (born 2021).
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||21 wins||7 losses|
|Win||21–7–1||Michael Chiesa||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC 265||August 7, 2021||1||3:25||Houston, Texas, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||20–7–1||Tyron Woodley||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC 260||March 27, 2021||1||3:56||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||19–7–1||Randy Brown||KO (knee and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan||August 1, 2020||2||4:56||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||18–7–1||Niko Price||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC 249||May 9, 2020||3||3:37||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Loss||17–7–1||Stephen Thompson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 244||November 2, 2019||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||17–6–1||Mike Perry||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2||August 10, 2019||3||5:00||Montevideo, Uruguay||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||16–6–1||Derrick Krantz||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee||May 18, 2019||1||3:52||Rochester, New York, United States|
|Win||15–6–1||Bryan Barberena||TKO (knees and punches)||UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez||February 17, 2019||3||4:54||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||14–6–1||Jalin Turner||KO (punches)||UFC 229||October 6, 2018||1||3:52||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–6–1||Chad Laprise||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman||May 19, 2018||1||4:16||Santiago, Chile|
|Win||12–6–1||Niko Price||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida||October 28, 2017||2||4:08||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||11–6–1||Leon Edwards||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson||March 18, 2017||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||11–5–1||Belal Muhammad||KO (punches)||UFC 205||November 12, 2016||1||1:19||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||10–5–1||Héctor Urbina||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg||September 24, 2016||1||1:00||Brasília, Brazil||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||9–5–1||Álvaro Herrera||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez||July 7, 2016||2||3:52||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–5–1||Hayder Hassan||Technical Submission (anaconda choke)||UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2||December 19, 2015||1||2:13||Orlando, Florida, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||7–5–1||Michael Graves||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale||July 12, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–4–1||Paulistenio Rocha||Decision (unanimous)||Açaí do Japa Fight||June 21, 2014||3||5:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Loss||6–4–1||Carlos Alexandre Pereira||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Smash Fight 2||July 13, 2013||3||0:44||Curitiba, Brazil||Catchweight (176 lb) bout.|
|Win||6–3–1||Marcelo Lisboa||TKO||Capital Fight 5||May 10, 2013||1||1:31||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||5–3–1||Yuri Moura||Submission (anaconda choke)||Imperium MMA Pro 2||March 9, 2013||2||1:07||Salvador, Brazil|
|Loss||4–3–1||Alfredo Souza||Decision (split)||CPMMAF||August 4, 2012||3||5:00||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||4–2–1||Thiago Santos||TKO (punches)||Spartan MMA 2012||April 28, 2012||1||4:50||São Luís, Brazil||Middleweight bout.|
|Win||3–2–1||Darlan Almeida||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Demo Fight 6||November 19, 2011||1||3:25||Salvador, Brazil|
|Loss||2–2–1||Marcos Antonio Santana||Decision (split)||Jungle Fight 27||April 21, 2011||3||5:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Draw||2–1–1||Rodrigo Medeiros||Draw||Shooto Brazil 18||September 17, 2010||3||5:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Loss||2–1||Felipe Portela||Submission (triangle armbar)||Capital Fight 2||June 5, 2010||3||3:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Pedro Borges Dos Santos||Submission (guillotine choke)||The Gladiators 2||October 24, 2009||1||3:58||Guará, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Andre Playboy||TKO (punches)||Fight Club 300||June 27, 2009||1||2:52||Brasília, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|Loss||1–1||Hayder Hassan||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians||July 8, 2015 (airdate)||3||5:00||Coconut Creek, Florida, United States||The Ultimate Fighter 21 Semifinals round.|
|Win||1–0||Nathan Coy||Submission (anaconda choke)||June 3, 2015 (airdate)||3||2:26||Boca Raton, Florida, United States||The Ultimate Fighter 21 Quarterfinals round.|
- Mixed Martial Arts Dhow Results Date: October 6, 2018
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