Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-08-12, close mma bout but not so exciting: Vicente Luque vs Rafael dos Anjos gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
dos Anjos vs Luque is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 12th, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 5-round welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC Vegas 78 (also known as UFC on ESPN 51). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Vicente Luque record
The black belt in Bjj Vicente Luque entered this fight with a professional mma record of 21-9-1 (90% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Leon Edwards).
In his last three bouts he has beat Michael Chiesa (Michael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque), but then he has lost twice, against Belal Muhammad (Vicente Luque vs Belal Muhammad 2) and against Geoff Neal (Vicente Luque vs Geoff Neal).
Among the best fights of Luque we suggest a match rated with four stars in 2019: Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena.
Rafael dos Anjos record
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Lw champion Rafael dos Anjos, has an official record of 32-14-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the welterweight division.
RDA fought three times last year beating Renato Moicano (Rafael dos Anjos vs Renato Moicano Carneiro) and Bryan Barberena (Rafael dos Anjos vs Bryan Barberena), but between these two he lost to Rafael Fiziev (Rafael dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev).
Here is the UFC Vegas 78 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Vicente Luque vs Rafael dos Anjos
Cub Swanson vs Hakeem Dawodu
Chris Daukaus vs Khalil Rountree
Polyana Viana vs Iasmin Lucindo
Tafon Nchukwi vs A.J. Dobson
Josh Fremd vs Jamie Pickett
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Marcus McGhee vs J.P. Buys
Terrance McKinney vs Mike Breeden
Francis Marshall vs Isaac Dulgarian
Martin Buday vs Josh Parisian
Jaqueline Amorim vs Montserrat Ruiz
Da’Mon Blackshear vs Brady Hiestand
Luana Santos vs Juliana Miller
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC Vegas 78 pre-fight press conference, featuring Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque!
Watch the videos of UFC Vegas 78: Luque vs dos Anjos weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Vicente Luque vs Rafael dos Anjos as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Luque vs dos Anjos fight?
Vicente Luque defeated Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision. Scores were 49–46, 48–47, 48–47.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 78 post-fight octagon interview of Vicente Luque and Rafael dos Anjos.
UFC Vegas 78 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC Vegas 78 Luque vs dos Anjos.
Vicente Luque def. Rafael dos Anjos via UD
Cub Swanson def. Hakeem Dawodu via UD
Khalil Rountree Jr def. Chris Daukaus via TKO r1
Iasmin Lucindo def. Polyana Viana via SUB r2
AJ Dobson def. Tafon Nchukwi via UD
Josh Fremd def. Jamie Pickett via UD
Marcus McGhee def. JP Buys via KO r1
Terrance McKinney def. Mike Breeden via TKO r1
Isaac Dulgarian def. Francis Marshall via TKO r1
Martin Buday def. Josh Parisian via SUB r1
Jaqueline Amorim def. Montserrat Ruiz via TKO r3
Da’Mon Blackshear def. Jose Johnson via SUB r1
Luana Santos def. Juliana Miller via TKO r1
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC Vegas 78 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC Vegas 78 Fight of the Night: no bonus awarded
UFC Vegas 78 Performance of the Night: Khalil Rountree Jr, Iasmin Lucindo, Marcus McGhee, Da’Mon Blackshear