- Name: Vicente Luque
- Pro MMA Record: 21-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: The Silent Assassin
- Current Streak: 1 Loss
- Age: 1991-11-27 | Date of Birth: 1991.11.27
- Last Fight: April 16, 2022 in UFC
- Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
- Affiliation: Cerrado MMA
- Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 75.5" (192cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $706,000 USD
- Born: Westwood, New Jersey
- Fighting out of: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
- Head Coach: Daniel Evangelista
- Other Coaches: Erik Silva, Luis Alessandro, Anderson Carvalho
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Vicente Catta Preta Luque was born in Westwood, New Jersey, on November 27, 1991, to a Brazilian mother and a Chilean father. He is an American-born Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
As of April 12, 2022, he is #5 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Vicente Luque fights out of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil, representing Cerrado MMA and Sanford MMA as his training teams.
His maternal grandmother was a diplomat, and as a result, his mother was mostly raised in Chile, where she met and married his father before relocating to the United States. Luque was raised trilingual, speaking Portuguese, Spanish and English. Luque began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster, initially karate at the age of three. When Vicente was six, his parents separated and he moved to Brazil with his mom, where he continued training karate until the age of ten. He started training in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a teenager before transitioning to mixed martial arts in 2008. In 2021, he was promoted to black belt in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Luta Livre (freestyle fighting) on the same day.
Luque made his professional mixed martial arts debut in June 2009. He compiled a record of 7–4–1, competing for various regional promotions in Brazil before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter in early 2014.
In February 2015, it was announced that Luque was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians.
In his first fight on the show, Luque won Nathan Coy by submission in the second round. In the semifinals, Luque Lost a split decision to Hayder Hassan.
Luque made his official debut for the promotion on July 12, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, where he faced fellow castmate Michael Graves. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Luque next faced Hayder Hassan in a rematch on December 19, 2015 at UFC on Fox 17. He won the fight by submission in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.
Luque faced Álvaro Herrera on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90.He won the fight via submission in the second round.
Luque faced Héctor Urbina on September 24, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95. Luque won the fight via first-round knockout, thereby earning his second Performance of the Night bonus.
Luque returned to face Belal Muhammad on November 12, 2016 at UFC 205. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.
Luque faced Leon Edwards on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Luque faced Niko Price on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson. After knocking Price down, Luque won the fight by submission via D’Arce choke midway through the second round.
Luque faced Chad Laprise on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.
Luque faced promotional newcomer Jalin Turner on October 6, 2018 at UFC 229. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.
Luque faced Bryan Barberena on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1. After two competitive rounds, Luque won the fight by TKO at the end of the third round. With this win, he became the first man to give Barberena his first stoppage loss by TKO. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Luque faced newcomer Derrick Krantz on May 18, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152. Luque won the fight via technical knockout in round one.
Luque faced Mike Perry on August 10, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 14. He won the fight via split decision. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Luque faced Stephen Thompson on November 2, 2019 at UFC 244. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Luque faced Niko Price in a rematch on May 9, 2020, at UFC 249. He won the fight via technical knockout due to doctor stoppage in round three.
Luque faced Randy Brown on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. Utilizing low kicks and dropping Brown multiple times, Luque eventually won the fight via knockout in the second round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Luque faced Tyron Woodley on March 27, 2021 at UFC 260. After hurting Woodley multiple times on the feet, Luque won the fight via D'Arce choke submission in round one. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Luque faced Michael Chiesa on August 7, 2021 at UFC 265. He won the fight via D'Arce choke submission in round one. This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Luque was the emergency backup for the UFC Welterweight Championship rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 268.
Luque faced Belal Muhammad for a second time on April 16, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 34. Despite hurting him in the third he was unable to deal with Muhammad's wrestling. Luque lost the fight via unanimous decision.