Vicente Luque

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Vicente Luque
BornVicente Catta Preta Luque[1]
(1991-11-27) November 27, 1991 (age 29)
Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Nickname(s)The Silent Assassin
NationalityBrazilian, Chilean
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach75+12 in (192 cm)[2]
StyleMuay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Luta Livre
Fighting out ofBrasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
TeamCerrado MMA (2007–present)[3]
Blackzilians (2014–2017)[4][5]
Sanford MMA (2017–present)
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[6]
Black belt in Luta Livre Esportiva[6]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout11
By submission8
By decision2
By submission2
By decision5
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Vicente Catta Preta Luque (born November 27, 1991)[1] 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.[7]


Luque was born in Westwood, New Jersey, on November 27, 1991, to a Brazilian mother and a Chilean father.[5] 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.[8] Luque began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster, initially karate at the age of three.[9] 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.[9] 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.[9] In 2021, he was promoted to black belt in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Lute Livre on the same day.[10]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early 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.[11]

In his first fight on the show, Luque faced Nathan Coy. He won the fight by submission in the second round.[12]

In the semifinals, Luque faced off against Hayder Hassan. He lost the fight via split decision.[13]

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.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Luque next faced Hayder Hassan in a rematch on December 19, 2015 at UFC on Fox 17.[16] He won the fight by submission in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[17][18]

Luque faced Álvaro Herrera on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90.[19] He won the fight via submission in the second round.[20]

Luque faced Héctor Urbina on September 24, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95.[21] Luque won the fight via first-round knockout, thereby earning his second Performance of the Night bonus.[22][23]

Luque returned to face Belal Muhammad on November 12, 2016 at UFC 205.[24] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[25]

Luque faced Leon Edwards on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107.[26] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[27]

Luque faced Niko Price, replacing an injured Luan Chagas on 11 day notice, on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson.[28][29] After knocking Price down, Luque won the fight by submission via D’Arce choke midway through the second round.[30]

Luque faced Chad Laprise on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[31] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[32]

Luque faced promotional newcomer Jalin Turner on October 6, 2018 at UFC 229.[33] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[34]

Luque faced Bryan Barberena on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1.[35] 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.[36] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[37]

Luque was expected to face Neil Magny on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152.[38] However, it was reported on May 13, 2019 that Magny pulled out of the bout due to testing positive for Di-Hydroxy-LGD-4033,[39] and he was replaced by newcomer Derrick Krantz.[40] Luque won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[41]

Luque faced Mike Perry on August 10, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 14.[42] He won the fight via split decision.[43] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[44]

Luque faced Stephen Thompson on November 2, 2019 at UFC 244.[45] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[46] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[47]

Luque was scheduled to face Randy Brown on April 11, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris.[48] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed.[49]

In a quick turnaround, Luque was scheduled to face Niko Price in a rematch on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.[50] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed[51] and the bout eventually took place on May 9, 2020.[52] He won the fight via technical knockout due to doctor stoppage in round three.[53]

The bout with Randy Brown was rescheduled and took place on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan.[54] Utilizing low kicks and dropping Brown multiple times, Luque eventually won the fight via knockout in the second round.[55] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[56]

Luque faced Tyron Woodley on March 27, 2021 at UFC 260.[57] After hurting Woodley multiple times on the feet, Luque won the fight via D'Arce choke submission in round one.[58] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[59]

Luque faced Michael Chiesa on August 7, 2021 at UFC 265.[60] He won the fight via D'Arce choke submission in round one.[61] This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.[62]

Personal life[edit]

Vicente and his wife Carol have a son, Bento (born 2021).[63]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
29 matches 21 wins 7 losses
By knockout 11 0
By submission 8 2
By decision 2 5
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Professional record breakdown
2 matches 1 win 1 loss
By submission 1 0
By decision 0 1
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) June 3, 2015 (airdate) 3 2:26 Boca Raton, Florida, United States The Ultimate Fighter 21 Quarterfinals round.

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