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Vicente Luque vs Joaquin Buckley UFC Fight Night Co-Main Event: Veteran Vicente Luque faces young talent Joaquin Buckley in UFC clash

NJ-born Brazilian finds ideal partner for climb up to 170 pounds, UFC’s Buckley is eager for top-level challenges.

Vicente Luque vs Joaquin Buckley UFC Fight Night Co-Main Event: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night on March 31, 2024 in Atlantic City, New Jersey will be headlined by Erin Blanchfield vs Manon Fiorot as the main event, followed by the welterweight division’s Vicente Luque will be a clash between Joaquin Buckley, this match will be played at 07:30 am Indian time.

Vicente ‘The Silent Assassin’, Primed for UFC Comeback After Overcoming Health Setback

On one side, there is 32-year-old Vicente Luque, who has no shortage of experience, while on the other side, there is 29-year-old Joaquin Buckley, who has attracted UFC fans with his skills.

If we look at Vicente’s career, there is no dearth of experience as he has fought a total of 20 fights in his UFC career. It has been almost a decade since he entered the world of UFC. His 21st fight is against Joaquin Buckley. In his career so far, he has achieved an impressive 15 wins while facing defeat in five.

Vicente started his UFC career in 2015 against Michael Graves, however Vicente had to face defeat by unanimous decision (U-Dec). This match lasted for three rounds in which Vicente targeted 46% of the heads, while his opponent Michael Graves attacked 81% of the targets.

Vicente played his last fight against Rafael Dos Anjos at the event in August 2023 and broke his previous two losing streak. This match continued till the last 5 rounds in which U-Dec won the match. The fight was very close as Vicente targeted 66% of the head while his opponent Dos Anjos targeted 63% of the head.

Vicente, known as “The Silent Assassin”, has a current record of (22-9-1). Vicente has had a tough few months as his UFC 296 bout against Ian Machado Gary was canceled due to illness. As soon as he recovered, he registered 15 wins and went on to seek 16 wins. Is ready to face.

Vicente said in the pre-match conference that “I have a good chance to go to the top at 170 pounds because I have a good dance partner.” “The one year leave from RDA made me excited to fight. ” “That’s why I won my last fight, losing my contract in December last year was an emotional moment but I have worked hard and “I want to show the fans everything and I have what it takes to become champion.”

Buckley eyes eighth win in UFC return, confident in TKO despite low body landing marks

Joaquin Buckley is a young talent. He has fought a total of 11 fights in his UFC career, out of which he has won 7 and lost 4. Buckley has achieved five of his seven wins by technical knockout (TKO) and knockout is his strong point. Vicente can also try to do TKO against Luke. He started his UFC career in 2020 against Kevin Holland but lost that match by TKO.

After a stellar performance in the middleweight division, he entered the welterweight division in 2023. Now it remains to be seen whether the top 10 ranked players can defeat Luke or whether his experience will prevail over him.

His last fight was against Alex Morono in October 2023, in this match Morono’s landing mark on the head was 72% but Buckley’s landing mark on the body was 35%, although Buckley believes more in technical knockout. Will enter the Octagon ring with the hope of his eighth victory.

Buckley said in the pre-match conference, “Seeing myself on the UFC poster has been a dream” “So to see myself on the poster and be a part of the show, that’s why I’m here today, I want to tell everybody. I want to tell you that I am the future star of UFC and I want to be the headline of every show.

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