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Tale of the Tape for Michael Chiesa vs. Vincent Luque at UFC 265

Michael Chiesa and Vincent Luque fight at welterweight on the main card of UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7th. We break down the odds.

In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Vicente Luque punches Tyron Woodley in their welterweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In a welterweight bout on the main card for UFC 265, Michael Chiesa will take on Vincent Luque Saturday night live from the Toyota Center and available on ESPN+ PPV.

The 33-year-old Chiesa enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 18-4, and is ranked fifth in the welterweight rankings. “Maverick” last fought at UFC on ESPN 20 earlier this year, where he defeated Neil Magny by unanimous decision in the main event.

Chisea has won four-straight bouts dating back to December 2018. The 33-year-old fighter averages 1.89 strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 40%. However, Chisea absorbs 1.71 strikes per minute, while he defends against them at 54%. He’s a way better grappler which makes sense with his 0.9 submission average and accuracy of 52%. Chisea also boasts a takedown average of 3.6 per 15 minutes.

As for Luque, he comes into Saturday’s event with a professional fighting record of 20-7-1 and is ranked sixth in the welterweight division. The 29-year-old fighter last competed at UFC 260 in March, where he defeated Tyron Woodley by submission in Round 1. “The Silent Assassin” has won three consecutive bouts.

The veteran fighter lands more significant strikes than Burns at 5.74 per minute with 54% accuracy. But Luque absorbs 5.78 strikes per minute, while he defends against them at 52%. “The Silent Assassin” is not a grappler inside the ring unlike his opponent in Chiesa. But he does have seven submission wins under his belt.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Michael Chisea vs. Vicente Luque at UFC 265 on August 7th.

Money line odds

Michael Chiesa: +100
Vicente Luque: -120

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