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UFC 265 live blog: Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque

Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque at UFC 265
Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque will square off at UFC 265 on Saturday night.
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

This is the UFC 265 live blog for Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque, a welterweight main card bout for Saturday’s fight card at Toyota Center in Houston.

The top-tier welterweights compete in what could be an eliminator for the No. 1 or No. 2 contender spot in the 170-pound division. Chiesa, the No. 7 ranked welterweight in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, is undefeated since moving up from the lightweight division, winning four straight including a decision over Neil Magny in January.

Luque, the No. 9 fighter, has been just shy of a shot at the top-five in the division, having most recently picked up the biggest win of his career with a submission of ex-champ Tyron Woodley. A decision loss to two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson halted the fearsome striker’s momentum after a six-fight winning streak. But with three straight wins, he’s battled his way back into contention.

Check out the UFC 265 live blog.

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