Tyron Woodley will attempt to return to the win column against one of the most dangerous rising stars in the welterweight division.
Woodley, a former longtime UFC champion at 170 pounds, is set to take on Vicente Luque at UFC 260 in March.
MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup between Luque (19-7-1 MMA, 12-3 UFC) and Woodley (19-6-1 MMA, 9-5-1 UFC) with multiple people close to the situation. The people requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement following an initial report from broadcast partner <a href=”
Woodley, No. 8 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie welterweight rankings, has experienced a rough patch since dropping gold to Kamaru Usman in March 2019. He’s in the midst of a three-fight losing skid to Usman, Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington, failing to win a round on the scorecards in all three fights.
“The Chosen One” will get his chance to bounce back against No. 10 Luque, who has won eight of his past nine octagon appearances. “The Silent Assassin” has frequently won in devastating fashion, finishing 89 percent of his career victories by knockout or submission. Now he’ll attempt to add a former champion to that list.
UFC 260 takes place March 27. The event does not have an official venue or location, but will air on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+.
With the addition, the latest UFC 260 lineup now includes:
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou – for heavyweight title
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title
Jimmy Crute vs. Johnny Walker
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Hannah Goldy vs. Jessica Penne
Vicente Luque vs. Tyron Woodley