ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Vicente Luque beat Derrick Krantz with a first-round TKO Saturday night on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y.
Take a look inside the fight with Luque, who had to work through some troubles early in the fight when Krantz to get the stoppage.
Result: Vicente Luque def. Derrick Krantz via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:52
Updated records: Derrick Krantz (24-10 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Vicente Luque (15-6-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC)
Key stat: Luque has five straight wins, all by finish, and four straight by knockout. All his wins in the UFC are by stoppage.
Luque on the fight’s key moment
“I knew he was going to come in wild – he’s an aggressive guy. He did kind of surprise me in the first two seconds throwing that big overhand right and shooting for my legs. … While he was on my back, I didn’t feel in danger. … I was defending, and I had in my mind that I knew he was going to get tired.”
Luque on thanking Krantz for short-notice fight
“I have nothing but respect for him and thank him a lot. Even before, we saw each other in the locker rooms. We were, ‘Hey, let’s go there and have fun and have a great fight for everyone.’ … Big respect to him for taking the fight.”
Luque on what he wants next
“I want a top 10 (opponent), and I want a Uruguay main event. I have big support from the Latin Americans, I’m a Spanish speaker, I have heritage – my dad is from Chile. … Maybe Darren Till – that would be great. Or (Santiago) Ponzinibbio – he’s a Latin guy. Those would be great, and Uruguay is the place.”
To hear more from Luque, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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