Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown - 8/1/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction

Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown  - 8/1/20 UFC Fight Night 173 Pick and Prediction Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Randy Brown vs. Vicente Luque

Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 PM (UFC APEX)

The Line: -- Vicente Luque -190 / Randy Brown +150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Vicente Luque and Randy Brown face off in a welterweight showdown at UFC Fight NIght 173 at the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas Nevada. Luque is currently ranked 11th in the division while Brown is currently unranked. 

Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque comes into this fight with an 18-7-1 record overall and coming into this fight he has won seven of his last eight fights. Luque’s last fight came against Niko Price in May of 2020. In that fight, Luque knocked Price late in the third round. Luque’s only loss during that stretch was against Stephen Thompson in November of 2019. In that fight, Luque was out struck 138-77 and that led to a unanimous decision loss. 

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Luque is averaging 5.66 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 5.79 significant strikes per minute. Luque is also averaging 0.73 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 0.8 submission attempts during the same time period. 

Randy “Rudeboy” Brown comes into this fight with a 12-3 record overall and coming into this fight he has won two in a row. Brown’s last win came against Warlley Alves in November of 2019. In that fight in the second round, he was able to finish the fight with a submission by arm triangle. Each of Brown’s last two fights have been wins by finish. 

Brown comes into this fight averaging 3.41 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.42 significant strikes per minute. Brown is also averaging 0.95 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 0.6 submission attempts during the same time period. One place Brown has a lot of success is with his takedown defense, stopping 71 percent of his opponents' attempts. 

Luque is the more rounded fighter and he is going to get the job done in this one. Luque loves to throw his hands and he is going to do that in this fight. It’s a little bit of a price to play

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Shane’s Pick Vicente Luque -190

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