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Vicente Luque transported to hospital following UFC Vegas 78 win for ‘precautionary reasons’

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Vicente Luque picked up an important win at UFC Vegas 78 tonight (Sat., Aug. 12, 2023), defeating former Lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, via unanimous decision from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas. He defended his No. 10 ranking, too.

Following his win, Luque was transported to the hospital, according to UFC officials. The good news: the quick medical trip was precautionary and not from an injury in his main event fight.

It makes perfect sense for UFC to send “The Silent Assassin” to the hospital to ensure everything is okay, especially following a five-round fight. Luque suffered a scary brain bleed after his technical knockout loss to Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 59 (watch highlights).

Luque’s scary brain bleed was the biggest storyline of this weekend’s UFC card because no one knew how he would react after a year-long layoff (more details on Luque’s injury here). Once the dust settled, though, the Brazilian snapped the first two-fight losing streak of his UFC career and, with his big win over “RDA,” Luque now hopes for a Top 5-ranked opponent in his next outing.

For complete UFC Vegas 78 results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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