Vicente Luque Wants To Fight Tarec Saffiedine


Vicente Luque hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since suffering a defeat to Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 107.

The fighter is now ready to get back on track and he has the perfect opponent to do that against.

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"There’s nothing set yet, date or opponent, but I’m talking to the UFC and going to my social media to ask for a fight with Tarec (Saffiedine),” Luque told MMA Fighting. "I think that’s a good fight for me, a good match-up for both of us and for the fans who love a stand-up battle. It’s a good fight for the UFC and for me.”

Saffiedine himself hasn’t competed since UFC Fight Night: Singapore, where he was defeated by former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos.

Luque also wants to test himself against Saffiedine because the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion is such a great striker.

"The fact that he’s a striker is great because that’s how I like to fight,” he said. "I also have my ground game, but the fact that he enters fights looking to stand and trade favors my game a lot. I believe in my hands. If my hand connects, he will feel it and go down or go out. I always try to finish my fights. I don’t know how to fight any other way.”

Despite the challenge from Luque, their has yet to be any kind of response from Saffiedine as to whether or not he accepts.

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