Vicente Luque submits Tyron Woodley in the first at UFC 260

Daniel Cunningham
Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Vicente Luque (blue gloves) during his fight against Stephen Thompson (red gloves) during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

In the co-main event of UFC 260, we saw former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-6-1) take on Vicente Luque (19-7-1). Both of these welterweights were looking to use this fight to shoot them towards the top five.

We have seen a drastic fall from UFC grace when it comes to Tyron Woodley. Just a couple of years ago, Woodley looked like a welterweight champion that had the potential to retire with the belt.

However, things have snowballed terribly for the former champion. First, he was dominated by Kamaru Usman to lose the title. Then, he was dominated in back-to-back fights against Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington.

Woodley hasn’t even won a round since his title defense against Darren Till back at UFC 228. Things were not going to get any easier for him tonight in taking on the dangerous Vicente Luque.

Luque has only lost twice in his last fourteen fights. Both of those losses came against top contenders, Stephen Thompson and Leon Edwards. Luque appears to be a dangerous contender in the UFC’s welterweight division and he was looking to use tonight to catapult himself into contention.

UFC 260 Recap

Round 1

The UFC 260 co-main event starts with Woodley running straight forward and trying to land a massive right hand. He chained that immediately into a takedown attempt, but Luque defended well and reversed the position.

Luque started to go to work with shoulders and knees in the clinch against the fence. Good knees to the thighs were landing for Luque. Woodley reverses the position and the two separate.

Woodley lands some big shots, but Luque took them well. The two come back together and clinch in the center of the octagon. Luque pushes Woodley back against the fence and starts working his clinch strikes.

Heavy pressure against the fence from Luque. However, the former UFC champion is able to separate. A massive shot wobbles Luque badly. Woodley pushes forward and tries to finish, but Luque then lands an even bigger shot.

Woodley looks out on his feet. Luque follows up with some big shots, but Woodley fires back. Woodley is completely out of it and shoots for a takedown. Luque locks up a d’arce choke and Woodley has to tap. Crazy fight and a huge win for Vicente Luque.

Vicente Luque def. Tyron Woodley by d’arce choke – Round 1