Vicente Luque is a UFC-affiliated Brazilian mixed martial artist of American origin. Vicente Luque competes as a welterweight. As of August 9, 2021, he is ranked #4 in the welterweight division.
Early Life of Vicente Luque
Vicente Luque was born in Westwood, New Jersey on November 27, 1991. Similarly, he is 30 years old. Pepe Luque and Maria Aparecida were his parents. His father is from Chile, and his mother is from Brazil. Growing up, he learned to speak three languages: Portuguese, Spanish, and English. He first became acquainted with martial arts when he went to the karate dojo with his mother when he was three years old.
His parents divorced when he was six years old. Vicente moved to Brazil with his mother and studied karate until the age of ten. He dabbled in a variety of sports before deciding to pursue a career as an MMA fighter. Vicente aspired to be a professional MMA fighter when he was 15 years old. He trained in Muay Thai and jiujutsu before switching to mixed martial arts in 2008.
Who is Vicente Luque’s Wife?
Vicente and his wife Caroline had their first date. According to Caroline’s Instagram, the couple may have started dating in 2009. Before marrying his wife Caroline Silveria on March 16, 2019, he dated her for nearly a decade.
For their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Ireland. To commemorate anniversaries and festivals, the couple posts heartwarming photos on social media. Bento Luque, the couple’s son, was born in 2021.
There is no information available about Vincente Luque’s previous relationships.
Height of Vicente Luque
Vincente Luque stands 5’9″ (180cm) tall and weighs around 77kg. The Brazilian has dark black hair and brown eyes.
Net Worth of Vicente Luque
He made most of his money by fighting in the UFC. Vicente has four wins in the Performances of the Night Bonus and four wins in the Fight of the Night Bonus. He has a net worth of between $1 and $2 million.
Professional Career of Vicente Luque
In June 2009, Vicente made his professional debut. Before trying out for the Ultimate Fighter in 2014, he competed in various regional promotions and had a 7-4-1 record. In February 2015, he was one of a few fighters chosen to compete in The Ultimate Fighter between the American Top Team and the Brazilians. Vicente defeated Nathan Coy via submission in the second round of his debut. In the semifinals, he faced Hayder Hassan and was defeated by a split decision.
On July 12, 2015, he made his official UFC debut. Vicente made his debut against fellow classmate Michael Graves, but lost by unanimous decision. In his second fight, he faced Hayder Hassan and won by submission in the first round to avenge his loss. He was awarded the performance of the night Bonus. Similarly, on July 7, 2016, Luque defeated Alvaro Herrera via submission in the second round. On September 24, 2016, he fought Hector Urbina and won by knocking him out in the first round, earning him another Performance of the Night award.
On November 12, 2016, Vicente faced Belal Muhammad and knocked him out in the first round. On March 18, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 107, he faced Leon Edwards and was defeated by unanimous decision. On October 28, 2017, he replaced the injured Laun Chagas on an 11-day notice and fought Niko Price. In the second round, he submitted and won the fight. On November 2, 2019, he faced Stephen Thompson and was defeated by unanimous decision.
On April 11, 2020, he was supposed to face Randy Brown. The event was rescheduled due to COVID-19. The event took a turn when he was supposed to face Niko Price, but it was also postponed. The fight was finally held on May 9, 2020. He won the fight by way of TKO. The fight with Randy Brown was eventually scheduled for August 1, 2020. Vicente won the match by knockout, earning him Performance of the Night honors.
He fought Tyron Woodley at UFC 260 on May 27, 2021, and won the fight via D’Arce choke submission in round one. On August 7, 2021, he faced Michael Chiesa. He won the fight in round one via D’Arce choke submission, earning him his fourth Performance of the Night. Vicente was on the verge of replacing Colby in the UFC’s main event Welterweight Championship weight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. Vicente will face Belal in a rematch at UFC Fight Night 206 on April 12, 2022.