Ovince Saint Preux improved his record in the UFC to 6-1 after his victory over Patrick Cummins at Fight Night Newark in 2015. Saint Preux faces Yushin Okami in the main event of Fight Night Japan on FXX on Friday, September 22. He was origianlly supposed to face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua before the former Pride Grand Prix winner withdrew from the fight due to injury.
Ovince Saint Preux (born April 8, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the light heavyweight division for the UFC. A professional competitor since 2008, Saint Preux has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, the XFC, and Shark Fights. Saint Preux is currently #7 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Saint Preux was tabbed as a short notice injury replacement to face Jon Jones for the interim light-heavyweight title on April 23, 2016 at UFC 197 filling in for Daniel Cormier.Saint Preux lost via unanimous decision.Saint Preux’s coach revealed that Saint Preux’s arm was broken in the second round.
Saint Preux faced Jimi Manuwa on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204.He lost the fight via knockout in the second round
Saint Preux was expected to face Jan Błachowicz on February 4, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 104. However, Błachowicz was pulled from the fight in mid-January and replaced by promotional newcomer Volkan Oezdemir.Saint Preux lost the fight via split decision. 14 of 16 MMA media outlets scored the fight for Saint Preux.
Saint Preux faced Marcos Rogério de Lima on April 22, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 108. He defeated de Lima due to a Von Flue choke submission in the second round. With this win, Saint Preux is the only fighter to successfully win via Von Flue choke twice in the UFC
Patrick Durkin Cummins (born November 16, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2010, he has formerly competed for Strikeforce. As of August 3, 2015, Cummins is #12 in official UFC Light Heavyweight rankings.
Cummins faced Jan Błachowicz on April 8, 2017 at UFC 210. He won the bout by majority decision.
A rescheduled bout with Gian Villante eventually took place on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25. Cummins won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.
Cummins is expected to face Corey Anderson on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217