Ovince Saint Preux made Yushin Okami’s Octagon return a short one tonight, as he choked out the former middleweight contender in the opening round.
Okami went for a takedown right out of the gate, but OSP sprawled and moved into top position. Soon after, the light-heavyweight locked up a Von Flue Choke, which rendered Okami unconscious. Saint Preux has used that technique three times now to score wins in the UFC.
Here are the results for UFC Fight Night Japan, which was hosted by the Saitama Super Arena. For main card recaps, click here.
Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via technical submission (Von Flue Choke) R1, 1:50
Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (punches) R1, 1:30
Gokhan Saki def. Henrique da Silva via KO (punch) R1, 4:45
Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)
Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:30
Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Syrui Kondo def. Chan-Mi Jeon via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28