Round 1 - Referee Steven Davis oversees the light heavyweights. St. Preux opens with a kick from southpaw. A second one is nearly caught by Mousasi, who's stalking. Mousasi kicks the legs. St. Preux misses a spinning kick, and Mousasi lands a high kick. Mousasi walking down his opponent. Right hand lands for Mousasi. Mousasi lands to the body and kicks low. St. Preux has yet to shoot two minutes in. Seems to be playing with fire, and Mousasi lands a few punches up top. St. Preux kicks the leg, and it's Mousasi who catches it and spins him to the floor. Half-guard for St. Preux. Mousasi lands a few elbows up top. Mousasi postures and lands several punches. St. Preux with active legs, but Mousasi walks by them and takes side control. St. Preux with his feet on the cage, and he's trying to scramble. He finally works up, bot Mousasi dumps him straight back down. Mousasi moves to side control. He locks in a kimura, and it's deep. Looks like a UFC 140 replay, but St. Preux somehow rolls and pulls it free, St. Preux briefly on top, but Mousasi spins and sweeps back to top. Mousasi has been n control. He gets a crucifix and punches away until the bell. Clear Mousasi round, and MMAjunkie.com will score it as 10-9. A 10-8 result wouldn't be terribly surprising.
Round 2 - St. Preux with an early kick, and he closes the distance. Again though, it's Mousasi who gets the action to the floor and takes top position. St. Preux with active legs again, but Mousasi just powers through them and remains on top. Half-mount for Mousasi, and he drives in elbows and punches. St. Preux is completely out of sorts to start this fight. St. Preux does score a few elbows from the bottom.Two minutes in, and Mousasi is grinding. He looks again to secure an arm. Some fans want a standup, but Mousasi seems to be working. Nevertheless, Davis relents and brings them up. St. Preux breathing deep on the restart. He tries for a knee, but Mousasi grabs him and brings him to the floor. St. Preux turns it and gets top position. He's in side controlHe doesn't capitalize very much, and Mousasi shucks him off and works back to the feet. Mousasi misses a high kick, and St. Preux doesn't rush forward, maddening his corner. Shot by St. Preux, but Mousasi sprawls. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com gives it to Mousasi, 10-9.
Round 3 - St. Preux's corner begging him between rounds to pick up the pace. He obliges with an early charge, but Mousasi sprawls, wraps the body and scores a takedown. St. Preux scrambles to his feet and Mousasi tries to take the back. St. Preux warned for grabbing the cage, but he does turn in and prevent the submission attempt. St. Preux now scores his own takedown, muscling Mousasi to the floor. St. Preux in side control. He steps over into mount, and Mousasi scrambles. St. Preux starts to punch, and Mousasi bucks and rolls free. Important escape for Mousasi, who then drives St. Preux to the opposing wall and takes him down. He tries to take the back, but St. Preux scrambles for a sweep. Mousasi returns the favor and is now back in top position. Mousasi's wrestling has proven the difference thus far, and St. Preux is quickly running out of time. One minute left. Mousasi loses position going for a choke and then an armbar. St. Preux stands over him and misses a huge punch when Mousasi ducks forward and tries to stand. Mousasi turtles as St. Preux tries for a choke in the closing seconds, but it won't come. Impressive work from Mousasi. MMAjunkie.com gives the final round to St. Preux, 10-9, but awards the fight to Mousasi, 29-28. Gegard Mousasi def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).