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Michael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque UFC 265 Tips and Picks
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Vicente Luque punches Tyron Woodley in their welterweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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The UFC’s Welterweight division has been more stacked than ever and the confusion for who gets a shot at gold has made things intriguing. This top 6 battle will clear the picture for the division and set one of these warriors for a title eliminating or potential title shot. The Maverick’s impressive wrestling ability will be tested by The Silent Assassin this week when the cage is locked.
Michael “Maverick” Chiesa has been one of the most underrated wrestlers and grinders in the UFC. He has proven time and again that his ability to bite down on the mouthpiece and come out on top is second to none.
Chiesa has gathered win streaks at multiple points in his career but none impressive than his current 4 fight win streak which has seen him defeat 3 former champions. Chiesa is an expert at exhausting his opponents and looking for the submission when he gets them on the mat. He has shared the Octagon with the best in the business and this week will be another day at the office where he gets to prove why he is the best at what he does.
The Silent Assassin stays true to his name by staying silent while he assassinates his opponents in the Octagon. Vicente Luque has been one of the most entertaining fighters we have ever seen in the UFC. Luque has finished 12 out of his 13 wins in the UFC including 8 knockouts and 4 submissions.
Luque is one of the most well-rounded fighters with impressive boxing and threatening BJJ game when the fight hits the mat, he is a fighter who is dangerous wherever the fight goes. 4 Fight of the night and 3 performance of the night accolades prove why he is a fan favorite. Luque has had an impressive run at Welterweight and an impressive win over the Maverick should get his name floated around in the title shot conversation.
This is a big fight for the division and both of these men have a point to prove this weekend which can change their careers. The pathway to victory for Chiesa is taking this fight to the mat and controlling the dangerous Luque there. Chiesa will have to play it safer with a threatening finisher like Luque, but Chiesa is an expert at grinding out a decision.
Contrarily, we believe Luque is a nightmare matchup for anyone in the division and he can beat anyone on his day. The pathway to victory for Luque is more open as he will primarily look to keep this on the feet being the superior striker. Although Luque will threaten submissions off his back if Chiesa does manage to get him on the ground. Ultimately, we are leaning towards the slight favorite in The Silent Assassin and believe he will be able to get a late finish here.
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