In the co-main event at welterweight for UFC 260, Tyron Woodley will take on Vicente Luque Saturday live from UFC APEX and available on ESPN+ PPV.
The 38-year-old Woodley enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 19-6-1, and is ranked seventh in the welterweight rankings. “The Chosen One” Woodley has lost three-straight bouts, including at UFC Fight Night 178 on September 19th of last year, falling by technical knockout (rib injury) in Round 5 to Colby Covington.
Woodley hasn’t won a match since Sept. 2018, where he defeated Darren Till by submission in Round 2. “The Chosen One” will try to snap his losing skid by landing significant strikes and getting some takedowns. He averages 2.33 strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 48%. But the veteran fighter absorbs 2.72 strikes per minute, while he defends against them at 55%. Woodley has five submission wins under his belt, which makes sense due to his 0.39 submission average with an accuracy of 40%. He also possesses a takedown average of 1.08 per 15 minutes.
As for Luque, he comes into Saturday’s co-main event with a professional fighting record of 19-7-1 and is ranked 10th in the welterweight division. The Brazilian fighter last competed in Aug. 2020 at UFC Fight Night 173, where he defeated Randy Brown by knockout in Round 2. “The Silent Assassin” Luque has won two consecutive bouts and seven out of his last eight.
The 29-year-old mixed martial artist will be trying to get the knockout punch against Woodley. He lands 5.72 significant strikes per minute with 53% accuracy. But Luque also absorbs a high number of strikes per minute at 5.82, while he defends against them at 52%.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque at UFC 260 on March 27.
Money line odds
Tyron Woodley: +200
Vicente Luque: -250
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