A pivotal Welterweight showdown is coming to Rochester, N.Y., as Vicente Luque has been booked to co-headline UFC Combat Night time 151 on Might 18 from inside Blue Cross Enviornment towards Neil Magny.
MMA journalist Farah Hannoun was the primary to report the reserving, with Democrat and Chronicle confirming the combat with UFC officers earlier at this time (April three, 2019).
Luque has been on fairly a roll as of late, successful his final 4 fights contained in the Octagon — all finishes — and most not too long ago dismantled Bryan Barberena in a “Combat of the Night time” bonus-winning efficiency at UFC on ESPN 1 earlier this 12 months.
Barely hanging on to a prime 15 rating, Vicente appears to be like so as to add on to his win streak by taking out one of many hardest and most-seasoned veterans within the division. Magny, in the meantime, is coming off a knockout loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio, which went down final November at UFC Combat Night time 140.
Preventing contained in the Octagon since 2013, Magny — who was pegged to face Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos beforehand — hasn’t fairly loved the constant success contained in the Octagon that he did early on. That mentioned, he’s nonetheless as harmful as ever and may string collectively consecutive wins in a rush. A formidable win over the streaking Luque might be what he must get him going once more.
UFC Combat Night time 151 is ready to be headlining by one other intriguing 170-pound matchup as Rafael dos Anjos — loser of two straight — will welcome former Light-weight title contender Kevin Lee to to the division.
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