Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachToquinho Saldanha and Erik Silva
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Biography(references)His maternal grandmother was a diplomat, and as a result, his mother was mostly raised in Chile, where she met and married his father before relocating to the United States. Luque began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster, initially karate at the age of three. When Vicente was six, his parents separated and he moved to Brazil with his mom, where he continued training karate until the age of ten. After a spell with soccer, he started training in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a teenager before transitioning to mixed martial arts in 2008. In 2021, he was promoted to black belt in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Luta Livre on the same day.
Fighter Trivia(references)Luque and his wife Carol have a son, Bento .
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Hayder Hassan, Héctor Urbina, Randy Brown and Michael Chiesa
UFC: Fight of the Night (Four times) vs. Bryan Barberena, Mike Perry, Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley
UFC: Second most finishes in UFC Welterweight division history (13)
UFC: Second highest finishes-per-win percentage in UFC history (13 finishes / 14 wins: 92.86%)
MMAJunkie.com: 2019 February Fight of the Month vs. Bryan Barberena
MMAJunkie.com: 2020 May Fight of the Month vs. Niko Price
MMAJunkie.com: 2021 March Fight of the Month vs. Tyron Woodley
MMAJunkie.com: 2021 August Submission of the Month vs. Michael Chiesa
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