Normally, UFC fighter Vicente Luque wouldn’t give two craps how his face looked after going to war in the Octagon — but this time it’s different, he’s getting MARRIED next month!
Luque was the winner of that INSANE 3-round brawl with Bryan Barberena on “UFC on ESPN 1” on Sunday night … a fight that was so violent, each guy won a $ 50,000 fight of the night bonus!
Luque tells TMZ Sports … he was in A LOT of pain after getting home Sunday night and could barely fall asleep because his face hurt so much.
“I was in a lot of pain, man. So, I would sleep like 10 minutes on one side and then my face was hurting and I would move!”
The 27-year-old — who born in New Jersey — says his fiancee has been encouraging him to ice his face in the hopes that his bruising and swelling will go away by the time he’s got to pose for wedding pics … but we think the damage will make the pics look that much cooler!!!
“I’m not gonna have the best face for the wedding, but we’re gonna have a good time.”
Despite the damage, Luque says he had a BLAST during the fight and can’t wait to get back in the Octagon again as soon as possible.
We asked if he’d be down for a rematch with Barberena — but he told us he wants to get a shot at a Top 10 fighter first … and then maybe a rematch down the line.
He’s got a ton of respect for Barberena — telling us no one has hit him as hard as that guy — but his main focus is climbing the ranks and getting a title shot.
Justin and Hailey Bieberare having a hard time finding the perfect day to celebrate their union, because we’ve learned the couple is postponing their second wedding ceremony … AGAIN.
Sources familiar with the planning tell us some of the 300 guests who received JB and HB’s “save the date” were notified Tuesday that their second round of nuptials is being rescheduled … for the third time.
We’re told the Biebers got some regrets back from certain loved ones who couldn’t make it to Los Angeles for the weekend of Justin’s birthday at the beginning of March, as was originally planned, so it’s back to the drawing board.
We’re told Justin and Hailey initially panicked and started to scramble for another date, but then it dawned on them — THEY’RE ALREADY MARRIED, so there’s no rush.
Our sources say the wedding will not be anytime soon … they want to properly plan it this time with plenty of warning for guests. We’re told they’re now thinking they may want to do a destination wedding, knowing that would pare down the guest list considerably.
‘Bachelor’ stars and soon-to-be husband and wife Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham appear to be real hands-on for their wedding … as in, not letting anyone else put their hands on her dress.
The couple were spotted a few days ago at the Kahului Airport in Hawaii with their luggage, including a white wedding dress bag. It’s clear there are some items just too important to let out of their sight.
Arie and Lauren are set to get married Saturday at Haiku Mill in Maui, nearly a year after he proposed to her on the ‘After the Final Rose’ episode. Of course, this came after he proposed to Becca on the season finale … but changed his mind and begged for Lauren back.
The 2 are also expecting their first child together — a girl — so they have more than just their nuptials to celebrate.
Whoopi Goldberg‘s sweet baby boy is getting hitched to his longtime love, and there won’t be a dry nose in the house … because we’re talking about an adorable dog wedding here.
“The View” co-host announced her granddog — her daughter Alex Martin-Dean‘s pup, Filmore — is engaged to a fellow French Bulldog and celebrity Instagram doggo named Izzy Hendrix (aka Izzy the Frenchie) … and TMZ has all the deets on the upcoming puptials.
The owner of the dog-bride-to-be, Rick Hendrix, tells us … he met Whoopi when he was working with Hillary Clinton and they teamed up on her campaign, and they’ve been friends ever since. He says as close as he and Whoopi are, though … their dogs are even closer.
We’re told they were hanging out over the holidays when the idea of marrying Filmore and Izzy came up … and it quickly developed into reality. It helps that Izzy already has a stylist that used to work for Dior though.
Rick tells us this stylist has already designed Izzy’s dress, and Filmore will be getting a tux for the big day from a designer in Ukraine. The wedding will be held at a private venue in NYC with a reception to follow at Whoopi’s pad.
There’s more — celeb photog Timothy White will be on hand to snap pics, and the cake’s coming from famed baker Juanita Lane of Dulce Desserts. We’re told family and close friends will be in attendance … and, of course, some canine friends.
BTW — Izzy’s been featured in Vogue, Paper Magazine and was on People’s List of top pets.
Former Miss USA Tara Conner had no idea the ravaging Malibu fire would turn her into a hell of a wedding planner … ’cause the natural disaster forced her to plan it again from scratch with only 24 hours to spare.
We’re told Tara and Eli James got married on November 11 … just 3 days after the Woolsey fire barreled down the hills and scorched nearly 100k acres, destroyed more than 1,500 structures and displaced nearly 300k people.
Tara and Eli were supposed to get married in Malibu that weekend but with mandatory evacuations in order, the fire literally growing by the minute and threatening their venue … Tara says they abandoned EVERYTHING that was prearranged for the shindig, and came up with a whole new setup in Burbank … at the home of her maid of honor’s mother.
Tara — crowned Miss USA in 2006 — put family members on flower detail while a friend built an altar in the living room. Tara’s father, John, gave her away and her sober mentor, Eric Proctor, officiated the ceremony. 50 guests cheered her and the groom on.
Tara tells TMZ … “This experience proved that everything works out, no matter what, and has taught me to look for those blessings in disguise. It was perfect.”
Safaree and Erica Mena will head straight to the bank after walking down the aisle … because we’ve learned the couple is fielding some insane offers to live stream their wedding.
A rep for Safaree, KD McNair, tells TMZ … the couple has already received a $ 350,000 offer to live stream their nuptials! We’re told a mainstream digital platform reached out after hearing about Safaree’s elaborate Christmas Eve proposal.
Our sources say Safaree and Erica haven’t accepted the offer yet, because they’re still fielding other bids, but they’re definitely interested in showcasing their wedding.
Safaree and Erica have huge social media followings — 3.8 million Instagram followers for her and 2.1 mil for him — and we’re told the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ stars believe streaming their wedding makes more sense than a TV special. People will be able to like and comment during the live stream.
Ah, the sweet sounds of wedding bells and cash registers.
Miley and Liam got their license in Williamson County, Tennessee on December 18 … 5 days before they got hitched at Miley’s home outside of Nashville.
Miley and Liam were super secret in the lead-up to the wedding Sunday night, but they made it clear from videos and pics they got hitched.
Liam’s brother — Chris and Luke — were on hand. Miley’s mom, Tish, along with Miley’s sisters, Noah and Brandi, were also on hand. We didn’t see any pics of Billy Ray.
One of the pics — showing Miley in her wedding dress and Liam in a tux with white shoes — bears the caption, “10 years later …” That lines up with the first time they met, on the set of the Nicholas Sparks movie, “The Last Song.”
The party was relaxed and fun … you see the Hemsworth bros doing celebratory shots, with “Mr” and Mrs” balloons in the background.
Miley Cyrus just broke her silence on the rumors that she and Liam Hemsworth got married over the holidays — it looks like a confirmation … sealed with a kiss.
The singer shared a few intimate pics Wednesday of the happy couple at what’s believed to be their wedding ceremony last weekend in Tennessee. One of the photos is of the presumed bride and groom kissing, and there are a few more of the couple embracing.
The pics come with the caption, “10 years later …..” — which lines up with when the 2 would have met as they began filming the 2010 movie, “The Last Song.”
Jason Momoa is having a ton of fun as “Aquaman” — taking the onscreen gig to the beach in Hawaii with a huge trident — and ya gotta see what he did next!!!
Jason quickly got into character when a bunch of kids came up to him Thursday in Oahu and asked him to play with their giant toy trident … and then he channeled Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and crashed a wedding!
The kids weren’t the only ones making everlasting memories with Aquaman, because Jason and the trident sneaked up behind some unsuspecting newlyweds for an epic photobomb.
Check out the gallery … Jason lives up to his superhero alter ego, even though he’s rocking board shorts. Aquaman turns into selfie man, taking tons of photos with his little buddies before crashing the party.