Vicente Luque

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Vicente Luque
BornVicente Luque
(1991-11-27) November 27, 1991 (age 27)
Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Other namesThe Silent Assassin
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach75 in (191 cm)[1]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Luta Livre
Fighting out ofBrasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
TeamCerrado MMA
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Purple belt in Luta Livre Esportiva[1]
Years active2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout7
By submission6
By decision1
By submission2
By decision4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Vicente Luque (born November 27, 1991) is an American-born Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently competes in the welterweight division.


Luque was born in Westwood, New Jersey, United States to a Brazilian mother and a Portuguese-Chilean father. Luque began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster. He then starting training in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a teenager before transitioning to mixed martial arts in 2008.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[2]

In his first fight on the show, Luque faced Nathan Coy. He won the fight submission in the second round.[3]

In the semifinals, Luque faced off against Hayder Hassan. He lost the fight via split decision.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Luque made his official debut for the promotion on July 12, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale where he faced fellow castmate Michael Graves.[5] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Luque next faced Hayder Hassan in a rematch on December 19, 2015 at UFC on Fox 17.[7] He won the fight by submission in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[8][9]

Luque faced Álvaro Herrera on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90.[10] He won the fight via submission in the second round.[11]

Luque faced Héctor Urbina on September 24, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95.[12] Luque won via first-round KO, thereby earning his second Performance of the Night bonus.[13][14]

Luque returned to face Belal Muhammad on November 12, 2016 at UFC 205.[15] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[16]

Luque faced Leon Edwards on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107.[17] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[18]

Luque faced Niko Price, replacing an injured Luan Chagas on 11 day notice, on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson.[19][20] He won the fight by submission via D’Arce choke midway through the second round.[21]

Luque faced Chad Laprise on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[22] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[23]

Luque faced promotional newcomer Jalin Turner on October 6, 2018 at UFC 229.[24] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[25]

Luque is scheduled to face Bryan Barberena on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1.[26]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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) Acai 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 lbs) bout.
Win 6–3–1 Marcelo Lisboa TKO (punches) Capital Fight 5 May 10, 2013 1 1:31 Brasília, Brazil
Win 5–3–1 Yuri Moura Submission (D'Arce choke) Imperium MMA Pro 2 March 9, 2013 2 1:07 Salvador, Brazil
Loss 4–3–1 Junior Orgulho 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 (D'Arce 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 (heel hook) 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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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) The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians June 3, 2015 (airdate) 3 2:26 Boca Raton, Florida, United States The Ultimate Fighter 21 Quarterfinals round

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Vicente Luque - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-02-28). "TUF 21 features American Top Team vs. Blackzilians with $500K on the line". Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  3. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-06-03). "Episode No. 7 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians'". Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  4. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-07-08). "Episode No. 12 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians'". Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  5. ^ Dana Becker (2015-07-09). "The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale card all set, Four TUF Fighters in action". Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  6. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-07-12). "TUF 21 Finale results: Michael Graves outworks Vicente Luque for unanimous decision". Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  7. ^ Staff (2015-08-28). "Hayder Hassan meets Vicente Luque in 'TUF 21' rematch at UFC on FOX 17". Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  8. ^ Staff (2015-12-19). "Vicente Luque chokes Hayder Hassan unconscious with anaconda choke". Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  9. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-12-19). "UFC on Fox 17 bonuses: dos Anjos, Diaz, Johnson, Luque earn $50K checks". Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-05-03). "UFC Fight Night 90 adds number of new bouts". Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  11. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night 90 results: Vicente Luque taps Alvaro Herrera with second-round D'Arce choke". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  12. ^ Staff (2016-08-04). "Vicente Luque vs. Hector Urbina latest addition to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil". Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-09-24). "UFC Fight Night 95 results: Vicente Luque lights up Hector Urbina for vicious 60-second KO". Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  14. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-09-24). "UFC Fight Night Brasilia bonuses: Spicely, Silva, Chagas, Luque pocket $50K apiece". Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  15. ^ Jesse Holland (2016-10-25). "Vicente Luque has Good reason to face Belal Muhammad at UFC 205". Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  16. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-11-12). "UFC 205 results: Vicente Luque ends Belal Muhammad's night in 79 seconds with vicious KO". Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  17. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-01-10). "Vicente Luque vs. Leon Edwards slated for UFC Fight Night: London". Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-03-18). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: Leon Edwards ends Vicente Luque's streak with unpredictable attack". Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  19. ^ DNA, MMA. "Vicente Luque pakt short notice gevecht tegen Niko Price in São Paulo". Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  20. ^ UFC ON FOX (2017-10-28), Vicente Luque submits Niko Price | HIGHLIGHTS | UFC FIGHT NIGHT, retrieved 2017-10-29
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119 results: Vicente Luque taps Niko Price with brilliant D'Arce choke". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  22. ^ "UFC officially announces May 19 event in Chile, five bouts". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  23. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Vicente Luque left hand drops Chad Laprise in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  24. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2018-09-23). "Welterweights Vicente Luque, Jalin Turner added to UFC 229 lineup on Oct. 6". Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  25. ^ "UFC 229 play-by-play and live results". MMAjunkie. 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  26. ^ Tees, David. "Vicente Luque faces Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night Phoenix". Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  27. ^ "Vicente". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-02.

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