Vincente Luque Calls Out Two Veteran Welterweights


Vincente Luque recently won his fourth straight UFC bout when he knocked out Belal Muhammad at UFC 205, he now has two more opponents in mind for future bouts.

"My fight in Brasilia made the fans know me better and see what I can do in the 170 division,” Luque said to Combate. “Then there was the fight in New York, which I accepted for the visibility. If it wasn't the biggest card in history, was one of the biggest ones. My opponent was known in the United States. Winning the way I won shows everyone, including the UFC, that I'm ready for a Top 15 opponent. After my fight, I didn't have a name in mind, but then I studied the rankings and these two have no fights scheduled: Lorenz Larkin and Jake Ellenberger. Ellenberger has fought top guys and is a big name in the division. Larkin is an interesting fight, especially for the fans. I'm a striker and he also has high level striking. Everyone would like to watch that kind of fight, where both guys would be trying to knock the other one out for three rounds."

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Ellenberger hasn’t competed since defeating Matt Brown at UFC 201, but his next fight will be against Jorge Masvidal at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale this December. Larkin is currently a free agent, his last bout in the UFC was a victory over Neil Magny at UFC 202 this past August.

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