Tonight the UFC touches down once again in Paradise, Nevada at the UFC Apex, where UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defends his title against No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC 260.
This is a great match up between the two clear best in the world.
Co-headlining the event was a welterweight showcase between former four-time UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and No. 10 ranked Vicente Luque.
This is to be a very telling bout to see where each talent is at in their respective careers.
Woodley has lost his last three straight, losing the last 15 rounds total he’s competed in to the top three welterweights in the world, and Luque has gone 12-2 since making his UFC debut, only losing to Leon Edwards and Stephen Thompson.
Continue reading to see how this epic welterweight bout went down:
Official Result: Vicente Luque def. Tryon Woodley via submission (D’Arce choke) at 3:56 of round one
The former champion comes straight to the center and throws a hard overhand right as soon as the fight starts, before securing double underhooks on Luque. Woodley continued to press Luque into the fence, but gets turned into the fence himself, before they separated and were back to striking range.
Luque is pressing Woodley and controlling the octagon, but Woodley is returning with hard punches, trying to keep Luque at bay. Woodley lands a thunderous overhand right that stumbles Luque badly, before he gets reckless trying for the finish and gets caught himself.
Luque then landed a hard left hook, hurting the former champion even worse.
The referee was so close to stopping the action considering how hurt Woodley was, but Woodley falls and tries for one last takedown attempt. This put him right in the line of Luque’s most dangerous weapon, front chokes.
Luque wraps up a D’Arce choke, and Woodley was trying to circle the correct way in order to defend it.
However, the fence was in the way, keeping him from escaping, and he was forced to tap.
I became a fan of combat sports when I was 12 years old. I was scrolling through the channels and landed upon versus, where WEC was televised. Urijah Faber fought Jens Pulver for the second time that night. That’s the first fight I saw, and the fight that got me hooked on the sport. Since then, the sport has grown so rapidly, and my goal is to enlighten everyone on what’s going on in the sport today.