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Ovince Saint Preux
TRAINING: The day starts at 8 am and ends at 10 pm. Three days a week I go to boxing. Six days a week I do Strength & Conditioning. Five days a week I do game plan work, BJJ & MMA training. Add in some media responsibilities and you’ve got my typical camp.
Thoughts on opponent, Patrick Cummins? I’m excited to get the chance to compete against a high-level wrestler. I think he’s a relentless attacker and while he has a clear strength in wrestling, it’s obvious to me from watching video on him that he’s been working on his striking. He’s going to come in with the game plan to take me down and I’m going to come in with the game plan to punch a hole in his face – so it’s a classic striker vs grappler matchup.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I wanted to find something to challenge me after college football. I started training for fun, and after my first fight I fell in love with the sport.
What ranks and titles have you held? Blue belt in BJJ (Rafaello Oliveira), black band in KMAA’s homemade MMA style.
Do you have any heroes? My mother and father.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true. Everyone aims at the top, so to finally make it here is HUGE! But I'm not done yet; I plan on making it to the top of the UFC - just wait and see!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I received my bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee.
What was your job before you started fighting? Student
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: High kick and superman punch