Sean Brady, Vicente Luque, UFC Atlantic City

Sean Brady vs Vicente Luque to headline UFC Atlantic City on March 30

UFC Atlantic City has just been given a headliner, and it’s a very intriguing one of welterweight contenders as no. 7 ranked Sean Brady takes on no. 9 ranked Vicente Luque in the five-round main event of the evening.

UFC Fight Night 241 is to go down on March 30, 2024, live from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

We’ve also got the return of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman going down at this event, as well as a no. 1 contender bout at flyweight between Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot.

Reverting back to Brady and Luque, this will be a very telling fight to see where each man is at in their respective careers.

Following defeat in his promotional debut fresh off The Ultimate Fighter 21, Luque would be brought to 7-5-1 as a professional; not exactly a record you’d typically see of someone fighting in the UFC. However, following that defeat Luque would go 14-2 over his next 16 contests with 13 finishes, only losing to future, now current UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards (UD) and former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson (UD) in that time.

Over the course of those six years Luque defeated the likes of Hayder Hassan (anaconda choke), who he avenged his split decision TUF defeat to, Alvaro Herrera (D’Arce choke), Hector Urbina (KO), current no. 2 ranked Belal Muhammad (KO), Niko Price (D’Arce choke), TUF Nations winner Chad Laprise (KO), Jalin Turner (KO), Bryan Barberena (TKO), Derrick Krantz (TKO), BKFC’s King of Violence Mike Perry (SD), Niko Price (TKO) for a second time, Randy Brown (KO), former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (D’Arce choke), and TUF 15 winner Michael Chiesa (D’Arce choke).

Luque would then run into back-to-back setbacks, first losing his rematch to Belal Muhammad (UD), before being stopped on the feet for the first time in his career by Geoff Neal (KO).

After his defeat to Neal, Luque rebounded with a win over former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (UD) this past August, and looks to make it two-straight with a win over Sean Brady in his second-straight main event slot.

Sean Brady on the other hand came to the UFC with a perfect record of 10-0 as the two-time defending CFFC welterweight champion.

Upon arriving to the UFC, Brady would win his first five-straight contests over the likes of Court McGee (UD), Ismail Naurdiev (UD), Christian Aguilera (guillotine choke), Jake Matthews (arm-triangle choke), and Michael Chiesa (UD).

This led up to his first, and only career setback, where he lost to Belal Muhammad (TKO) back in October of 2022.

Brady rebounded from this defeat 13 months later in December of last year when he took on former middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum, absolutely mauling him throughout en route to his third-round submission (kimura) finish.

Sean Brady (16-1) vs Vicente Luque (22-9-1)

As you see, these two have a couple common opponents; they both fought and beat Michael Chiesa, and they have both lost to Belal Muhammad, though Luque did finish him back in 2016.

In contrast, they’re also both BJJ black belts that have submitted fellow BJJ black belts; Brady having submitted both Jake Matthews and Kelvin Gastelum, and Luque having submitted Tyron Woodley, being the only man to ever do so in MMA competition.

Who comes out on top in this epic UFC Atlantic City main event?

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Brady Ordway
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