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Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante at UFC 159

Ovince St. PreuxA pair of Strikeforce fighters have been paired off for their UFC debuts as Gian Villante is now slated to meet Ovince St. Preux in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 159. The event takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on April 27. 

“OSP” (12-5) is coming off of a knockout win over T.J. Cook in August. St. Preux’s Strikeforce run saw him pull a 6-1 record in the promotion’s cage. The University of Tennessee alum took victories over the likes of Antwain Britt, Benji Radach, and “Abongo” Humphrey.

Villante (10-3) is riding a three-fight win-streak. Since dropping a unanimous decision to Lorenz Larkin in 2011, Bellmore Kickboxing Academy product has looked better than ever, taking victories over Keith Berry, Trevor Smith, and Derrick Mehmen.


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