The main card of UFC 265 features a really exciting Welterweight contest between the number 5th ranked Welterweight fighter and the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Live, Michael Chiesa facing the number 6th ranked Welterweight fighter, Vicente Luque. Here is the UFC 265 Michael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque Prediction and Fight Preview.
UFC 265: Michael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque Preview
Michael Chiesa is one of the most famous names in the UFC Welterweight division and he started his journey in the promotion from Lightweight. Chiesa defeated Al Iaquinta in the finale of the Ultimate Fighter: Live and became the winner of the TUF.
After that, he fought many fights in the Lightweight division against some of the biggest names but the major breakthrough came for him when he made his Welterweight UFC debut against Carlos Condit on UFC 232.
Michael Chiesa choked out Condit in the second round and he is on a four-fight win streak since that fight with his latest win coming against Neil Magny on UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs Magny. Chiesa is one of the most elite grapplers in the Welterweight division and with a win in this fight, he’ll look forward to fighting for the Welterweight title.
Vicente Luque on the other hand is one of the most elite strikers in the division. He made his promotional debut against Michael Graves on The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs Blackzilians Finale.
He won nine out of his last ten fights, with his only loss coming against Stephen Thompson on UFC 244. Luque is also stepping into this fight with a three-fight win streak with his latest win coming against the former Welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley on UFC 260.
With a win against Chiesa, he’ll also look forward to stamping his authority as the contender for the Welterweight title.
UFC 265: Michael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque Prediction
The Brazilian MMA Fighter, Vicente Luque is the hot favorite to win this fight with betting odds of -138 in his favor against Michael Chiesa who’ll be entering into this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +110 in his favor.
A win in this fight for both of them at UFC 265 can take them one step close to the UFC Welterweight title. It is going to be interesting to see whose hand will be raised after this fight ends.
Predicted Result: Vicente Luque def Michael Chiesa