Ovince St Preux entered this fight with a pro mma record of 24-13-0 (79% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.22 light heavyweight in the world but OSP won just two out of his last five bouts, against Tyson Pedro in 2018 (Ovince St Preux vs Tyson Pedro) and MichaL Oleksiejczuk in 2019; between these two fights he lost to Dominick Reyes (Ovince St Preux vs Dominick Reyes) and Nikita Krylov (Ovince St Preux vs Nikita Krylov 2).
His opponent, Ben Rothwell, has a record of 37-12-0 (92% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.30 heavyweight. He fought three times last year losing twice, against Blagoy Ivanov (Blagoy Ivanov vs Ben Rothwell) and Andrei Arlovski (Andrei Arlovski vs Ben Rothwell 2) but then he defeated Stefan Struve. Saint Preux vs Rothwell is on the undercard of Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira – UFC Fight Night 171 (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 29). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 171: Smith vs. Teixeira
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC Fight Night 171 fight card (main fights):
Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira
Ovince St Preux vs Ben Rothwell
Alexander Hernandez vs Drew Dober
Ray Borg vs Ricky Simon
Andrei Arlovski vs Philipe Lins
Saint Preux’s next fight: Ovince St Preux vs Alonzo Menifield
Rothwell’s next fight: Marcin Tybura vs Ben Rothwell
Saint Preux vs Rothwell Fight Video:
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