According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto the UFC is finalizing a fight between former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and 10th ranked Vincente Luque. Per Okamoto the fight is being targeted for UFC 260 on March 27.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 24, 2021
Last May he lost to Gilbert Burns, by decision, in a fight that elevated Burns to number one contender status at 170 lbs. Before that Woodley, in March 2019, lost his UFC welterweight title (which he’d held since 2016) in a unanimous decision defeat to current champ Kamaru Usman.
Luque, who made it to the UFC off the back of The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians, is on a two fight winning streak. In August he KO’d Randy Brown and, before that—in May, he TKO’d Niko Price.
Those wins saw Luque rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC 244 in November 2019. Before the loss to ‘Wonderboy’ Luque was on a six fight winning streak with victories over Mike Perry, Derrick Krantz and Bryan Barberena.
UFC 260, which has a location TBD, is currently scheduled to feature Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou in the main event. That fight, which is a rematch from 2018, will be for the UFC heavyweight title.
Also scheduled for UFC 260 is a featherweight title fight between champion Alexander Volkanovski and challenger Brian Ortega.
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