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Ovince Saint Preux

Light Heavyweight Division

26-16-0 (W-L-D)

12

Wins by Knockout

8

Wins by Submission

14

First Round Finishes

Ovince Saint Preux

athlete record

Event Results

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Learn more about Ovince Saint Preux's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Immokalee, United States
Trains at
Knoxville Martial Arts Academy- Knoxville, TN
Fighting style
MMA
Age
39
Height
75.00
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 19, 2012
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
45.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2008
     
  • 12 wins by knockout, eight by submission (Calf Slicer, RNC, 4 Von Flue Choke, Kimura, armbar)
     
  • Has won seven of his last 13
     
  • Rothwell and Boser fights were at heavyweight
     
  • Fourteen first round finishes
     
  • Owns eight second knockout victory over UFC vet Jason Day in 2010

UFC History
UFC 274
(5/7/22) Saint Preux won a three round split decision over Mauricio Rua 
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Saint Preux was knocked out by Tanner Boser at 2:31 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Saint Preux was stopped by Jamahal Hill via strikes at 3:37 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/5/20) Saint Preux knocked out Alonzo Menifield at 4:07 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Saint Preux lost a three round split decision to Ben Rothwell
UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Saint Preux submitted Michal Oleksiejczuk via Von Flue choke at 2:14 of the second round
UFC 236 (4/13/19) Saint Preux was submitted by Nikita Krylov via rear naked choke at 2:31 of the second round
UFC 229 (10/6/18) Saint Preux lost a three round unanimous decision to Dominick Reyes
UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Saint Preux submitted Tyson Pedro via armbar at 2:54 of the first round
UFC on FOX (2/24/18) Saint Preux was submitted by Ilir Latifi via standing guillotine choke at 3:48 of the first round
UFC 217 (11/4/17) Saint Preux knocked out Corey Anderson at 1:25 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (9/23/17) Saint Preux submitted Yushin Okami via Von Flue choke at 1:50 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (4/22/17) Saint Preux submitted Marcos Rogerio de Lima via Von Flue choke at 2:11 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/4/17) Saint Preux lost a three round split decision to Volkan Oezdemir
UFC 204 (10/8/16) Saint Preux was knocked out by Jimi Manuwa at 2:38 of the second round
UFC 197 (4/23/16) Saint Preux lost a five round unanimous decision to Jon Jones in an interim UFC light heavyweight title bout
UFC Fight Night (2/6/16) Saint Preux won a three round unanimous decision over Rafael Cavalcante
UFC Fight Night (8/8/15) Saint Preux was submitted by Glover Teixeira via rear naked choke at 3:10 of the third round
UFC on FOX (4/18/15) Saint Preux knocked out Patrick Cummins at 4:54 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/8/14) Saint Preux stopped Mauricio Rua via strikes at :34 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/16/14) Saint Preux lost a five round unanimous decision to Ryan Bader
UFC 174 (6/14/14) Saint Preux submitted Ryan Jimmo via kimura at 2:10 of the second round
UFC 171 (3/15/14) Saint Preux submitted Nikita Krylov via Von Flue choke at 1:29 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/17/13) Saint Preux knocked out Cody Donovan at 2:07 of the first round
UFC 159 (4/27/13) Saint Preux won a technical majority decision over Gian Villante at :33 of the third round when Villante couldn’t continue due to an inadvertent eye poke.

STRIKEFORCE HISTORY

Rousey vs. Kaufman (8/18/12) Saint Preux knocked out TJ Cook at :20 of the third round
Melendez vs. Masvidal (12/17/11) Saint Preux lost a three round unanimous decision to Gegard Mousasi
Challengers 17 (7/22/11) Saint Preux won via submission due to strikes over Joe Cason at 1:12 of the first round
Challengers 13 (1/7/11) Saint Preux won a three round unanimous decision over Ron Humphrey
Henderson vs. Babalu (12/4/10) Saint Preux won a three round unanimous decision over Benji Radach
Challengers 12 (11/19/10) Saint Preux won a three round unanimous decision over Antwain Britt
Nashville (4/17/10) Saint Preux stopped Chris Hawk via strikes at :47 of round one

 

Q&A

TRAINING: Typically I do S&C with Frankie Padilla 9-10:30 am every day except Sat. & Sun. Then go to KMAA from 5-9 pm Mon-Fri for training. Then on Sat & Sun I've been training with Manu Ntoh down in ATL for the last 4 weeks of the camp. I've also been blessed to be able to train with some great teams in Cali - Alliance, Blackhouse, RVCA, etc. I went out there for 2 weeks to work with John Laboranti, who is helping me with my wrestling.
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? Brown 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.