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Michael Chiesa says a resounding win over Luque would ensure him fight for the title

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.

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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.

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