The matchup initially scheduled for April 11 however canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is now being focused for the upcoming UFC vent on Aug. 1. A venue or location has not been revealed.
An individual with data of the state of affairs confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie on Monday, after Brown referenced the bout on a Twitch stream. The individual requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an announcement. Moreover, Luque’s illustration, Dominance MMA, confirmed the combat on Instagram.
After the April 11 bout cancelation, Luque (18-7-1 MMA, 11-Three UFC) was booked towards Niko Worth on the UFC’s return from COVID-19 hiatus on Could 9. In a back-and-forth slugfest, Luque defeated Worth by strikes in Spherical 3.
Brown (12-Three MMA, 6-Three UFC) is using a two-fight profitable streak getting into the Aug. 1 matchup. After shedding to Worth in July 2018, Brown rebounded with back-to-back finishes towards Bryan Barberena and Warlley Alves.
With the addition, the present Aug. 1 lineup consists of:
- Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana
- Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
- Markus Perez vs. Eric Spicely
- Yana Kunitskaya vs. Ketlen Vieira
- Trevin Giles vs. Jun Yong Park
- Ed Herman vs. Da Un Jung
- Randy Brown vs. Vicente Luque