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UFC Fight Night 173: Luque vs Brown 08/01/2020 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC Fight Night 173 Luque vs Brown 08-01-2020 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC Fight Night 173: Luque vs Brown 08/01/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make August another month of exciting MMA fights beginning with UFC Fight Night 173. Happening on August 1, Saturday, this event will be the organization’s return to its own facility at the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matches can be seen at Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The co-main events will have top middleweights, Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan, and women’s flyweights Joanne Calderwood and Jennifer Maia, looking to climb up the standings. Joining them in the main card is a welterweight bout between Vicente Luque and Randy Brown. In that exciting matchup, Vicente Luque holds a modest advantage over Randy Brown according to UFC Live Betting.

UFC Fight Night 173: Luque vs Brown 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 173: Luque vs Brown 08/01/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Vicente Luque -190 Randy Brown +155

Main Card

Vicente Luque

Vicente Luque is known as “The Silent Assasin” inside the MMA cage and he came all the way from Brasilia, Federal District located in Brazil. Standing at five-foot-11 he trains at the Cerrado MMA fight team and currently the 12th ranked welterweight in his division. To date, Luque holds an 18-7 professional MMA record with 10 victories from knockouts while six are a way of submission. He started fighting in the UFC in November 2016 and won seven of his first eight fights with a six-fight winning streak in between. Losing to Stephen Thompson in UFC 244 in November 2019 he was hungry to get back on track as he was put inside the same cage against Niko Price in UFC 249 in May 2020. He won in the third round as the doctors stopped the fight at 3:37.

Randy Brown

Randy Brown is a 30-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at the Spanish Town in Jamaica. This welterweight sharpens his skills at the Budokan Martial Arts Academy and carries the ring name of “Rude Boy”. Brown now has a 12-3 professional MMA record with half of his wins through knockouts and four from submissions. Starting his career in the UFC in January 2016, he had an up-and-down road winning four of his first seven fights. Heading to this match with Vicente Luque, he won his last two fights. The first one was against Bryan Barberena in UFC Fight Night 154 with a third-round knockout and the last victory was a second-round submission against Warlley Alves in UFC Fight Night 164.

Luque vs Brown Betting Numbers

Record 18-7-1 12-3-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil Jamaica
Height 5′ 11″ 6′ 3″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (inches) 75 78
Win by KO/TKO 56% 50%
Win by Submission 33% 33%
Decisions 11% 17%
Strikes landed per minute 5.66 3.41
Striking accuracy 53% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.79 2.42
Striking defense 52% 55%
Takedown average 0.73 0.95
Takedown accuracy 50% 46%
Takedown defense 65% 71%
Submission average 0.8 0

Luque vs Brown Betting Picks

This is going to be a very interesting match with Vicente Luque looking to climb up the standings even further with his thunderous run but Randy Brown is a fighter that can surprise him with his stand up and ground game. Brown is the underdog according to Top Online Sportsbook but he is a good risk to make.