A brutal fight kicked off the prelims at UFC 249 between Vincent Luque and Niko Price.

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The 28-year-old gave Mike Perry a gruesome broken nose when they came head-to-head last August, so it’s clear he has some lightening in his fists.

... NIKO PRICE was rushed to … A brutal fight kicked off the prelims at UFC 249 between Vincent Luque and Niko Price.

Niko Price was beat up pretty bad in his third round doctor's stoppage at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday. Price had taken plenty of heavy shots prior to that final shot, but he was very much in the fight and had probably won the first round. He took the defeat all in good stride, though, and was in good spirits despite the decision. The start to the evening perhaps justified the stubbornness shown by Dana White, the promotion’s president, who worked tirelessly to stage the event. On March 21, 2020, Price announced that he had signed a new, four-fight contract with the UFC. Saturday’s UFC 249 matchup between Niko Price and Vicente Luque was hyped for its potential for fireworks. President Trump congratulates Dana White on running UFC 249, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Download the talkSPORT app NOW – the best way to listen live.

Good lord what a fucking scrap!!! The American isn’t nicknamed ‘The Silent Assassin’ for no reason. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed and the bout eventually took place on May 9, 2020.

Niko Price rushed to hospital to receive stitches on gruesome eye injury and possible fracture after UFC 249 loss.

The pair had met before, in 2017 with Luque getting the submission victory, but this time around, the doctor was forced to intervene.

Price was scheduled to face Vicente Luque in a rematch on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.

When the decision was being announced, Price gave the world a true look at the damage done. Price was competing in a welterweight fight against Vicente Luque in the preliminary card of an event headlined by the interim UFC lightweight championship fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/6DpQDFoKWj.

Yep, the UFC is back. This service is provided on talkSPORT Ltd's Terms of Use in accordance with our Privacy Policy. He even took the time to tell Luque he was the greatest opponent of his career to date.

While the irony of that being the first stoppage of the night during a global pandemic is not lost, it was still a brutal left-hand from Luque that seriously damaged Price’s eye and the call appeared to be the right one. Niko Price suffers horrifying eye injury in UFC 249 bout, forcing early stoppage
It did not disappoint as Luque earned a …

Luque is no joke.