Vicente Luque anticipating a “harmful” Tyron Woodley, however expects to complete him at UFC 260 | BJPenn.com


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Vicente Luque is keen to share the Octagon with Tyron Woodley.

On the principle card of this Saturday’s UFC 260 pay-per-view, Luque is ready to face one other top-10 opponent as he seems to climb the welterweight ranks. After he got here up quick towards Stephen Thompson, he rallied off back-to-back wins over Niko Value and Randy Brown, and after his final win over Brown, Luque thought the Woodley combat made sense.

“I felt it could possibly be an possibility, I used to be searching for someone within the top-10 and lots of guys had fights already,” Luque stated on Simply Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com. “I used to be pondering possibly Demian Maia, however Woodley was an excellent possibility. There weren’t many choices and I wished somebody within the top-10 so it made sense for me to combat Woodley. It’s also an superior combat, it’s a man who was the champion, he was an excellent champion. I positively suppose it’s a powerful combat. However, it’s an excellent combat to place in a great spot within the division.”

Getting into the combat, Woodley is on a three-fight dropping streak and has been dominated in all three of these fights. Luque believes the previous champion is preventing for his job which makes him that rather more harmful.

“I believe that makes him extra harmful. It makes him need to show that he’s nonetheless the identical man who was the champion and is the previous Woodley who has the large proper hand and is aggressive and assured and imposes his will. That’s what I’m anticipating,” Luque stated. “I’m prepared for one of the best Woodley ever. I can’t underestimate a man like that. If it isn’t one of the best Woodley, that isn’t for me to care about, I have to do my job and get this large win.”

Although Woodley has struggled to tug the set off in his current fights, Luque doesn’t consider that would be the case.

As a substitute, for Vicente Luque, he believes the three rounds will make for an aggressive Woodley. Nonetheless, the Brazilian is assured his tempo and stress will frustrate the previous champ. If it does, Luque believes it may lead to one other stoppage win for him.

“I’m additionally making ready for a way more aggressive Woodley. In his final couple of fights, he has been going for 5 rounds,” Vicente Luque stated. “I believe everybody holds a bit of bit again within the first two rounds. However, in a three-round combat, I believe he’ll open up and that’s what I’m prepared for. It’s type of my fashion. I’m going proper in there and do what I received to do and get to the motion shortly. It will likely be a high-paced combat. If he can deal with the stress it’ll go the space however I’m seeking to end him.”

If Luque does get his hand raised on Saturday night time and does so by stoppage, he believes it is going to be the assertion win he must put the division on discover. He is aware of he’d be in an excellent place to name somebody out and make a run up the welterweight ranks.

“It’s the type of opponent that I show to people who I can beat guys within the top-five, top-three, and ultimately the champion,” Luque concluded. “I have to make a press release on this combat. Simply present folks what sort of fighter I’m and hold with the large canine.”

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