Ovince St. Preux meets Gian Villante in battle of Strikeforce vets at UFC 159 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada, West Coast
Posts: 785
Ovince St. Preux meets Gian Villante in battle of Strikeforce vets at UFC 159

Ovince St. Preux meets Gian Villante in battle of Strikeforce vets at UFC 159

by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Feb 08, 2013 at 7:00 am ET

A pair of Strikeforce vets will make their UFC debuts in April at UFC 159.

Ovince St. Preux (12-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Gian Villante (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout when the UFC returns to New Jersey. UFC officials passed on word of the fight overnight, citing news first reported by Newsday.

UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

St. Preux went 6-1 under the Strikeforce banner with his lone loss coming against former 205-pound champion Gegard Mousasi. In August, he got back in the win column with a third-round knockout of T.J. Cook in San Diego. Before his loss to Mousasi, St. Preux had an eight-fight win streak with five stoppages.

Villante will get to fight in his home area for the first time in more than two years. The New Yorker, a former heavyweight champion for the New Jersey-based Ring of Combat promotion, went 3-2 for Strikeforce. But he won three straight to close out his career there. His two losses in the promotion came to Chad Griggs and Lorenz Larkin.

The latest UFC 159 lineup includes:

• Champ Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - for light heavyweight title
• Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
• Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
• Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller
• Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson
• Nick Catone vs. James Head
• Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Proctor
• Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros
• Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante

onip69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 05:10 PM
xxpillowxxjp's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 1,596
Love me some OSP. Him and Uriah remind me a lot of each other

Bendo | Aldo | Cerrone | Vitor | Fedor | Cormier

Need to book a pro or amateur mma fight in the midsouth area? PM ME!!

Sig by Limba
xxpillowxxjp is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 05:13 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8,335
Hopefully the loser leaves. Neither are that good. OSP should be able to win this.
jonnyg4508 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome