‘I Am Finishing My Fights’- Vicente Luque Calls Out Kamaru Usman After Finishing Michael Chiesa in Round 1 at UFC 265

Published 08/08/2021, 12:54 AM EDT


Vicente Luque earned a first-round submission win over Michael Chiesa at UFC 265. Chiesa showed some good movement and even managed to take Luque down and get his back. At that time, it looked like the former TUF winner had almost secured a submission of his own.

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However, ‘The Silent Assassin’ defended well and locked a nasty D’Arce choke, forcing Chiesa to tap. Now, Luque has won his last two fights via submission, having bettered Tyron Woodley in his last fight in the same way. Following the fight, Luque called out his former teammate and the UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, in his Octagon interview.

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Hey, I wanna say something to Kamaru Usman, my man, my friend. But, he asked welterweights to show him something. I think I have been showing. I am finishing my fights. I am not the kind of guy that make boring fights. I come in here, I put my heart out and I look to win,” said Luque.

And if I lose man, people know they are gonna be in trouble even so. I think Kamaru, after you get past Colby, I believe you are gonna get past him. I think it’s our time, I am the only guy up there you haven’t fought yet. Let’s go,” he added.

Luque has been on a phenomenal run in the welterweight division for a considerable amount of time. And after tonight’s performance, it’s almost impossible to ignore his body of work in the division. So, it’s understandable why he finally wants his shot at the title.

Kamaru Usman responds to Vicente Luque

Usman will defend his title against Colby Covington at UFC 268 in November. This will be a rematch between the duo. Despite having an opponent, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ kept a close eye on the welterweights in action at UFC 265.

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You looked great my man we might be dancing soon #ufc265,” responded the champion. A fight between Usman and Luque will be a barn-burner.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria enters the octagon during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, Usman needs to successfully defend against ‘Chaos’ first. If the champion wins, then a fight against Luque next certainly makes sense, and it’s something fans would love to see.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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