UFC 265 Update: Michael Chiesa, Vicente Luque to Lock Horns on Aug. 7

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 15, 2021


A pivotal welterweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque is on tap for UFC 265.

Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report from Cageside Press. UFC 265 takes place on Aug. 7 at an as yet to be announced location and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title tilt pitting Amanda Nunes against Julianna Pena.

Chiesa is 4-0 since moving to 170 pounds from lightweight in 2018. The 33-year-old Sikjitsu representative kicked off his 2021 campaign with a lopsided five-round verdict over Neil Magny in the UFC on ESPN 20 headliner on Jan. 20. “Maverick” also owns welterweight triumphs against Rafael dos Anjos, Diego Sanchez and Carlos Condit.

Luque has won nine of 10 Octagon appearances dating back to October 2017, with his only defeat during that time coming at the hands of Stephen Thompson. Luque’s current three-bout winning streak features finishes of Niko Price, Randy Brown and Tyron Woodley.

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