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Vicente Luque Welcomes Joaquin Buckley in New UFC Atlantic City Co-Main Event

Joaquin Buckley celebrating his win
Joaquin Buckley

In an exciting turn of events, Vicente Luque is gearing up to face Joaquin Buckley in the co-main event of UFC Atlantic City on March 30, marking a thrilling matchup for fight fans eagerly anticipating the event.

Multiple sources have confirmed that Luque, originally slated to fight Sean Brady, will now lock horns with Buckley at Boardwalk Hall. While UFC CEO Dana White initially announced the matchup with Brady, it never materialized as Brady was still recovering from an injury.

For Luque, this will be his third attempt to step into the Octagon after encountering setbacks in his previous two scheduled bouts. Most recently, his clash with Ian Machado Garry at UFC 296 fell through due to Garry's illness. Luque's last appearance in the cage was in August, where he secured a victory over Rafael dos Anjos in a five-round main event.

Meanwhile, Buckley enters the spotlight riding a wave of momentum, having secured victories over Andre Fialho and Alex Morono in 2023. With an impressive record in the UFC, including seven wins out of 11 bouts, Buckley brings formidable skills and a hunger for success to the co-main event stage.

Set against the backdrop of UFC Atlantic City's headline flyweight showdown between Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot, the addition of Luque vs. Buckley promises to deliver an electrifying spectacle for MMA enthusiasts worldwide.


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