It wasn’t the PPV co-main event (PPV) that most fight fans expected after featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski was scraped due to COVID-19, but former 170-pound ruler Tyron Woodley , is not a stranger. to headline important events. In fact, “The Chosen One” was back in action tonight (Saturday, March 27, 2021) at UFC 260, which took place inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, against the bonus winning machine, Vicente Luque.
Woodley has been shy since dropping his belt to Kamaru Usman, losing two straight bouts since then. If anyone was able to get some violence out of Woodley, it was apparently the aggressive Luque, winner of two consecutive finals.
And he did just that, diving into dangerous waters, devouring Woodley’s powerful blows and then throwing and stopping him in the first round.
Woodley actually came out throwing a huge hay machine, which failed, but used it to press Luque against the cage. Luque was able to retreat quickly along the fence while Woodley wrapped hooks around his arms. The pair eventually broke up and returned to the center of the Octagon, where Woodley began to let his heavy hands fly. Luque closed the distance and wrapped him up, landing a few short shots to Woodley’s midsection against the cage. Woodley pushed him and then began to land major punches once more. Woodley was landing, but Luque was willing to return fire in the same way. He hit a big shot and Woodley staggered. He nearly fell over when Luque continued to bombard him with heavy shots. He was basically on his feet when Luque threw him through the cage. Woodley held onto the fence for support and the referee looked like he wanted to stop him, but the two continued to exchange shots. Woodley was hurt, and was probably still on his feet, but he was desperately spewing heat. His momentum spun him to the ground, where Luque carefully leaned in for a choke d’arce without Woodley really knowing what was going on. Eventually he realized what was happening, but this time, it was all over. Luque closed it, squeezed it, and Woodley had no choice but to tap instead of taking a nap.
Kudos to Woodley for trying – it made Luque stumble. But Luque was too much in the end. Fight fun!
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