Former Ultimate Fighter winner, Michael Chiesa says he wants a shot at the welterweight title with a win over Vicente Luque at UFC 265.
Chiesa and Luque will face off on the UFC 265 PPV card on August 7 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This is a great fight in the tough welterweight division of the UFC, as Chiesa is the fighter number 5 in the ranking of the weight category and Luque is number 6.
Chiesa is coming off four straight wins at 170 pounds about Carlos Condit, Diego Sánchez, Rafael dos Anjos and Neil Magny, and believes that a fifth consecutive win over a high-ranking contender like Luque could be enough to earn a title shot.
Speaking to MMAFighting.com ahead of UFC 265, Chiesa argued that he should be the next to fight for the UFC welterweight title with a huge win over Luque. next month.
«This is the fight I need to get to the next level. This is a test that I need to pass before I get to that next level. If I can get a victory, either by completion or by decision, whatever the result, I’m going to have to go through fire to get it, “said Chiesa.
«I want to fight for the title. If I go out there and have a dominant performance, I don’t see how I can’t claim a five win streak and be the newly named number 5. Why not me? But I’m not looking too far. I am focused on Vicente Luque«.
With the main contenders like Colby Covington and Leon Edwards apparently ahead of Chiesa right now, he knows he will have to put in a standout performance against Luque to really stand out in the crowd, and he’s sure he’s going to get the job done.