Vicente Luque vs Joaquin Buckley Prediction UFC Picks 3/30

Vicente Luque vs Joaquin Buckley Prediction UFC Picks 3/30

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UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot - Vicente Luque vs. Joaquin Buckley Preview and Prediction

Prepare for fireworks as two dynamic welterweights, Vicente "The Silent Assassin" Luque and Joaquin "New Mansa" Buckley, collide in a highly anticipated bout at UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot, set to captivate fans at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on March 30, 2024. Let's delve into their fighting styles, recent performances, and forecast the outcome of this thrilling matchup.

 

Vicente Luque - Kill Cliff FC

  • Height/Weight: 5' 11", 170 lbs
  • Record: 22-9-1 (11 TKO, 8 SUB)
  • Team: Kill Cliff FC
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Vicente Luque is a well-rounded fighter with a lethal striking arsenal and slick submission game. With notable victories over the likes of Michael Chiesa and Tyron Woodley, Luque possesses the versatility to finish fights both standing and on the ground.

Weaknesses:

Despite his impressive skill set, Luque has faced setbacks against elite competition, as seen in his losses to Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad. To secure victory against Buckley, Luque must remain defensively sound and avoid getting drawn into a brawl that could expose him to Buckley's power.

 

Joaquin Buckley - Murcielago MMA

  • Height/Weight: 5' 10", 170 lbs
  • Record: 17-6-0 (12 TKO)
  • Team: Murcielago MMA
  • Stance: Southpaw

Strengths:

Joaquin Buckley is a formidable striker with devastating knockout power, as evidenced by his highlight-reel finishes inside the Octagon. With a reputation for explosive striking combinations, Buckley poses a significant threat to any opponent standing in his way.

Weaknesses:

While Buckley's striking prowess is undeniable, he has shown susceptibility to opponents with well-rounded skill sets and strong grappling abilities. Against Luque, Buckley must be cautious of leaving himself open to counter attacks and remain disciplined in his approach.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be a thrilling clash, Vicente Luque is poised to emerge victorious in this welterweight showdown. With his diverse skill set and experience against high-caliber opponents, Luque holds the edge over Buckley in this matchup.

Expect Luque to utilize his striking acumen to keep Buckley at bay while remaining composed in the face of Buckley's aggressive offense. As the fight progresses, look for Luque to capitalize on Buckley's defensive lapses and potentially secure a submission victory or earn a decisive verdict on the judges' scorecards.

 

Pick: Vicente Luque ML -115

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