Vicente Luque did it again. All but one of his victories in the UFC have been stoppages, and he added another one at UFC Vegas 5 against Randy Brown.
Vicente Luque, coming off a win over Niko Price back in May, returned to action Saturday at UFC Vegas 5 against Randy Brown. The pair had originally been booked for a date in April, but the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench in the works. However, with Luque wanting to stay active and Brown ready for a fight, the booking was salvaged despite Luque holding the 11th spot in the official welterweight rankings (Brown himself was unranked to start the evening).
Luque kicked off the first round by working over the lead calf of Brown in efforts to stifle the long jab. After trading some kicks, Luque landed a solid right, stunning Brown. Luque looked to pass for a moment, but then abandoned the top game all together and returned to the feet. Brown pumped the jab for a bit, but Luque popped him with yet another big hook. The round would close with Brown attempting a takedown and a flying knee with nothing doing.
A hard body kick from Brown started round two, closely followed by the repeated theme for the night, a shot to the marbles from Luque. Brown recovered quickly, but Luque went right back to work on the legs. A hard calf kick dropped Brown making the damage clear. Luque beckoned Brown back to the feet, but Brown began to find some success. He landed a pair of knees in the clinch and mean spinning elbow before hitting a body lock takedown right into side control. Like most of the ground work in this fight, it was short lived. Back in the clinch Luque landed a huge knee crumpling Brown as he reached for the mat.
THE SILENT ASSASSIN! 🤫@VicenteLuqueMMA's KO shots are UNREAL.
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— UFC (@ufc) August 2, 2020
Vicente Luque def. Randy Brown by KO (Knee) in Round 2 (4:56)