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Everything You Need To Know About UFC On ESPN: Luque Vs Muhammad

Number 5 meets number 6 in the UFC welterweight rankings
06:55, 16 Apr 2022

The Octagon returns to the UFC Apex in Paradise, Nevada this weekend with a high-stakes rematch and an undercard of fun fights. The main event sees fifth-ranked welterweight Vicente Luque look to repeat his 2016 knockout win over Belal Muhammad. 

The chief support sees Caio Borralho make his full UFC debut, after impressing in two victories on Dana White’s Contender Series. The Brazilian has been matched tough in his first outing, with unbeaten fellow DWCS alum Gadzhi Omargadzhiev in the opposite corner. There are also spots on the show for exciting welter Miguel Baeza, former BAMMA champion Mayra Bueno Silva and the in-form Pat Sabatini.

Where: UFC Apex, Paradise, Nevada

When: Saturday 16th April, 11:30pm (UK time)

How to watch: BT Sport 2

Tale of the Tape:

Luque

Place Of Birth: Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Age: 30

Alias: The Silent Assassin

Record: 21-7-1

Height: 5’11’’ 

Reach: 75.5”

Last Fight: Luque took home Performance of the Night honours for his UFC 265 victory over Michael Chiesa. It was Luque’s second consecutive win using the D’arce Choke submission, having put Tyron Woodley down with the technique in his previous outing.

Muhammad

Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Age: 33

Alias: Remember The Name

Record: 20-3-1

Height: 5’10’’ 

Reach: 72”

Last Fight: Muhammad took a unanimous decision win over Stephen Thompson in December. The Chicago-born star is riding a seven fight unbeaten run, with six victories and one no-contest.

What They Say:

Luque

“I think the big thing is for me to get a big performance on Saturday. It’s not going there and securing a win. I got to get a big one and from there we can see. Maybe I can jump straight to the title depending on what goes on in the division.”  [USA Today]

Muhammad

"For me I’m like, I want to fight the best guys. I want to stay active, I want to stay in there. We don’t know when Kamaru is coming back, so maybe there’s an interim title on the line this summer. That hand injury is a serious injury. If Leon needs an interim title opponent, I’m there. Like I’ve said, if I have to go through Khamzat, I’m not afraid to go through these guys."  [BJPenn.Com]

Full Card:

Vicente Luque vs Belal Muhammad (welterweight) 

Mayra Bueno Silva vs Wu Yanan (women’s bantamweight) 

Pat Sabatini vs TJ Laramie (featherweight) 

Elizeu dos Santos vs Mounir Lazzez (welterweight)

Rafa Garcia vs Jesse Ronson (lightweight) 

Chris Barnett vs Martin Buday (heavyweight) 

Istela Nunes vs Sam Hughes (women’s strawweight) 

Alatengheili vs Kevin Croom (bantamweight)

UFC on ESPN: luque vs Muhammad*

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