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UFC 265: Chiesa vs Luque 08/07/2021 Analysis, Odds and Picks

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UFC 265 Chiesa vs Luque 08-07-2021 Analysis Odds and Picks

UFC 265: Chiesa vs Luque 08/07/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a blockbuster fight card to start the month with UFC 265 commencing this Saturday, August 7. This event will be in front of a sold-out crowd inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View are great ways to enjoy the matches at home. The biggest draw for this evening will be for the interim heavyweight championship between Ciryl Gane and Derrick Lewis. The main card will also include Vicente Luque taking on Michael Chiesa in a welterweight battle. This is as close as it can be as UFC fight odds has Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque tied at -110.

UFC 265: Chiesa vs Luque 08/07/2021

When: Saturday, August 7, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 265: Chiesa vs Luque 08/07/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Michael Chiesa -110 Vicente Luque -110

Main Card

Michael Chiesa

Michael Chiesa is a 33-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Spokane, Washington in the United States. He goes by the ring name as “Maverick” and gets to train at the Sikjitsu fight stable. Chiesa stands at six-foot-one and gets to fight comfortably at the welterweight division. He has a professional fighting record of 18-7 and those wins are divided into 11 submissions and seven decisions. Coming to this match, Chiesa is on a four-fight winning streak and he gets to have a UFC match once a year. The most recent match that he had was against Neil Magny in UFC on ESPN 20 just this January.

Vicente Luque

Vicente Luque is now the seventh-ranked contender at the welterweight division at 29 years old. He came all the way from Brasilia in Federal District, Brazil and gets to represent Cerrado MMA in his professional matches. Luque is five-foot-nine and carries the ring name “The Silent Assassin”. This natural welterweight will come in this match with a 20-7 record. 11 of those wins are from knockouts while seven are submissions. This fighter has been on a roll winning his last three matches. He was able to bring down the likes of Niko Price, Randy Brown and the most recent was former champion Tyron Woodley just this March in UFC 260.

Chiesa vs Luque Betting Numbers

Chiesa
Luque
Record 18-4-0 20-7-1
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States Brazil
Height 6’1″ 5’11”
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 75 75
Win by KO/TKO 0% 55%
Win by Submission 61% 35%
Decisions 39% 10%
Strikes landed per minute 1.89 5.74
Striking accuracy 40% 54%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.71 5.78
Striking defense 54% 52%
Takedown average 3.60 0.66
Takedown accuracy 52% 50%
Takedown defense 68% 65%
Submission average 0.90 0.90

Chiesa vs Luque Betting Picks

This is one of the toughest calls to make as the best online sportsbook has both fighters tied. It is safe to pick Vicente Luque for beating a former champion but Michael Chiesa always delivers even with his long layoffs.