Brown (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) faces Luque (18-7-1 MMA, 11-3 UFC) Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 31, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event will stream live on ESPN+.
While Brown acknowledges that facing Top 15-ranked welterweight Luque is a big opportunity, but suggested that the Brazilian’s approach is predictable and open for him to exploit.
“This is a great win for me,” Brown told reporters, including MMA Junkie, during Thursday’s virtual media day. “I believe styles make fights. I think he’s a great fighter, I think he’s a great pressure fighter. He’s a little one-dimensional from my perspective. I believe he’s a little one-dimensional, but other than that he’s a great guy, great competitor.
“He’s coming forward, hard-nosed, we all know what to expect. Big leg kicks, strong coming forward, throwing bombs. Stylistically, I think that’s a mistake trying to fight me that way, because I think he just gets picked apart, but it’s a great win for me.”
Brown is enjoying his best UFC run, having scored two straight stoppage wins over Bryan Barberena and Warlley Alves. Now he’ll look to halt Luque’s good form, which has seen him claim the victory in seven of his last eight matchups.