Sean Brady OUT, Joaquin Buckley Faces Vicente Luque in Co-Main Event

Sean Brady OUT, Joaquin Buckley Faces Vicente Luque in Co-Main Event

Liam Lindsay|
February 16, 2024|

A big matchup in the UFC's Welterweight division has just been announced. Vicente Luque will face Joaquin Buckley in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot, on March 30th inside the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, per the UFC.

Joaquin Buckley is replacing Sean Brady, who has not entered the fight due to a recurring injury he suffered in his previous matchup against Kelvin Gastelum.

This bout takes place in the Welterweight (170 lbs) division.

Vicente Luque holds a professional record of 22-9-1 (15-5 UFC) and has notable wins over Rafael Dos Anjos, Michael Chiesa, and Belal Muhammad. He is ranked #10 in the Welterweight division

Joaquin Buckley is unranked in the Welterweight division and holds a professional record of 17-6 (7-4 UFC), with credible wins over Abdul Razak Alhassan, Impa Kasangany, and Alex Morono.

Official betting odds have yet to be released.

This matchup is between two talented strikers in the Welterweight division. Vicente Luque is coming off a calculated decision victory over UFC veteran Rafael Dos Anjos, whereas Joaquin Buckley is coming off two impressive performances against Andre Filho and Alex Morono. Luque has a front forward, striking heavy fighting style and is happy to grapple on the mat, which he proved in 2021 when he submitted Michael Chiesa with a D'arce Choke.

Joaquin Buckley is also confident on the front foot and likes to string together long, powerful combinations. He also possesses various kicks, which he demonstrated when he secured one of the greatest KOs against Kasanganay.

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