Ovince St Preux entered this fight with a pro record of 23-12-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 light heavyweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Ilir Latifi (Ovince St Preux vs Ilir Latifi) and Dominick Reyes (Ovince St Preux vs Dominick Reyes); between these two bouts he beat Tyson Pedro (Ovince St Preux vs Tyson Pedro).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and Fight Nights Global champ Nikita Krylov, has an official mma record of 24-6-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year defeating Fabio Maldonado (Nikita Krylov vs Fabio Maldonado) and losing to Jan Blachowicz (Jan Blachowicz vs Nikita Krylov). In their first fight ‘OSP’ had beat the Ukrainian via submission (March 15, 2014 – Ovince St Preux vs Nikita Krylov I); this second bout is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2 – UFC 236. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC 236 fight card (main fights):
Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2
Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya
Eryk Anders vs Khalil Rountree
Alan Jouban vs Dwight Grant
Ovince St Preux vs Nikita Krylov 2
Alexandre Pantoja vs Wilson Reis
St Preux’s previous fight: Ovince St Preux vs Dominick Reyes
Krylov’s previous fight: Jan Blachowicz vs Nikita Krylov
Krylov’s next fight: Glover Teixeira vs Nikita Krylov
St Preux vs Krylov 2 Fight Video:
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