Vicente Luque and Ian Machado Garry are set to face off at UFC 296 in a highly anticipated matchup. The fight is scheduled for December 16th at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. This announcement comes directly from Dana White.
This bout will occur in the Welterweight (170 lbs) division.
Vicente Luque, with a professional MMA record of 22-9-1 (15-5 UFC), is ranked #10 in the Welterweight division, securing notable victories over Rafael Dos Anjos, Michael Chiesa, and Tyron Woodley.
Ian Machado Garry boasts an undefeated record of 13-0 (6-0 UFC). He's ranked #11 in the Welterweight division, holding notable wins against Neil Magny, Daniel Rodriguez, and Song Kenan.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Vicente Luque secured a hard-fought decision win against Rafael Dos Anjos in his last bout. This was after a year-long layoff following back-to-back defeats to Geoff Neal and Belal Muhammad. Now, "The Silent Assassin" is looking to build a new win streak as he climbs back into the top-5.
Ian Garry's last performance was a dominant showcase vs. Neil Magny at UFC 292, as he dropped Neil Magny multiple times with precise leg kicks, showcasing his striking prowess. He now takes on his toughest career fight yet, looking to use his vast striking arsenal to secure his fourteenth straight win.
This matchup is bound to be an explosive encounter between two skilled strikers in the Welterweight division. As the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction for the bout in the comments below.