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A welterweight clash pitting Tyron
Woodley
against Vicente
Luque
has nearly been finalized for UFC 260.

Promotion broadcast partner
ESPN
was first to report the booking on Sunday. The bout has
not been formally announced by the UFC because contracts have not
been signed. UFC 260 takes place on March 27 and is headlined by a
heavyweight title tilt between Stipe
Miocic
and Francis
Ngannou
. A location for the card has not been announced.

A former welterweight champion, Woodley heads into the matchup with
Luque looking to snap a three-bout losing streak. “The Chosen One”
relinquished his crown in a lopsided five-round decision loss to
Kamaru
Usman
at UFC 235 and wasn’t especially competitive in
subsequent five-round defeats against top 170-pound contenders
Gilbert
Burns
and Colby
Covington
in his two 2020 appearances. Prior to that, Woodley
successfully defended his belt four times after knocking out
Robbie
Lawler
at UFC 201 to become champion.

Luque, meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back finishes of Niko Price
and Randy Brown
last year. The 29-year-old Brazilian has been victorious in eight
of his last nine Octagon appearances, with a decision defeat to
Stephen
Thompson
at UFC 244 his only setback during that time. Luque
has finished 11 of his promotional triumphs by knockout, technical
knockout or submission.


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