Ovince Saint Preux meets Ryan Bader this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 47 in the main event. Down below Preux talked about that fight and his game plan going into the event:
“I think it was just being new to the sport,” Saint Preux said. “Also, when I first started, I was just working out by myself. I didn’t have a strength-and-conditioning coach. Now I do, and that’s been a blessing for me. I’m getting stronger and faster, and I feel more explosive now, too. That’s been a big help.”
Ovince Saint Preux (16-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) Has seven KO wins, four submission wins and four decision wins. He has been finished once in his career via knockout. He won his last four fights and his latest fight was against Nikita Krylov back in March and won the fight via Technical Submission in the first round at UFC 171: Hendricks Vs. Lawler PPV. He is coming off a win over Ryan Jimmo via verbal submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:10 at UFC 174.
“This fight is going to be one of those fights,” Saint Preux said. “Ryan Bader is a household name. He was ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ champ. The only guys he’s lost to are Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Tito Ortiz and Glover Teixeira. This fight right here, this is the one that gets me noticed. I think we match up pretty well,” Saint Preux said. “I might end up looking a little bigger. I think he’s a strong guy, but he’ll also be surprised to find out how strong I am. Also, I definitely have a length advantage. You know, Bader is Bader. He’s a strong wrestler. Everybody knows he’s great with his takedowns, but when he struggles to get the takedowns, he struggles in the fight. I’ll be ready.”
UFC Fight Night 47: Bader Vs. Preux goes down this Saturday night (8/16) on Fox Sports 1 and 2. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fox Sports 2 and to the fight the big fights on the main card that airs on Fox Sports 1. The headlining fight is Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux, the co-main event will see Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson. The event airs from Bangor, Maine at the Cross Insurance Center. The show starts with Frankie Saenz vs. Nolan Ticman at (8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2 and then continuing on Fox Sports 1. The real fights with the main card at 10 p.m. ET with Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta on Fox Sports 1. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.