Ovince Saint Preux



Pulls massive upset in Vegas
Light HeavyweightUFC
March 16, 2024
Saint Preux defeated Kennedy Nzechukwu via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Aided by his opponent standing around and doing nothing most of the fight, Saint Preux put forth his best effort in quite some time. Neither man accomplished much over the course of the first two rounds, but OSP was the more effective man. The action picked up in Round 3 with both combatants dead tired, but again, Saint Preux landed the bigger shots. OSP was quite lucky to see the finish line considering how exhausted he looked in the final minutes, but he made it. Set to turn 41 years of age in a few weeks, Saint Preux improves to 2-3 in his last five bouts, but it remains crystal clear he's just about at the end of the line.
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Matched up with Nzechukwu
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 16, 2024
Saint Preux will fight Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC Vegas 88 on March 16, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
March's bout will mark Saint Preux's first fight back from his six-month suspension that came after he tested positive for a banned substance. The 40-year-old light heavyweight hasn't won a fight since 2022 and his extended absence puts him at risk of displaying rust during his return.
Suspended for six months
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 18, 2023
Saint Preux has been suspended for six months by USADA after testing positive for a banned substance, according to Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca.
Saint Preux tested positive on two separate urine tests. Fortunately for him, both were ruled as a single violation because he was not notified of the first sample when giving his second tainted supplement. Presuming the first violation is when his suspension begins, Saint Preux will not be able to schedule a fight until Dec. 17. Regardless of when the light heavyweight will return, it is not in 2023.
Fight cancelled
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 20, 2023
Saint Preux's fight against Ion Cutelaba in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Nashville on Aug. 5 has been cancelled, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
The two fighters have been scheduled to compete for over three years, but due to undisclosed reasons, it continues to be pushed back. It is unclear if the bout will be postponed or outright canceled, but Saint Preux has a 2-4 record in his six fights since originally being scheduled to go against Cutelaba.
Cutelaba fight scheduled
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 7, 2023
Saint Preux will fight Ion Cutelaba in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Nashville on Aug. 5, according to Nolan King of USA Today.
Saint Preux and Cutelaba were first scheduled to fight at a canceled UFC Fight Night event on April 25, 2020. They have fought multiple fights since, with the former logging a 2-4 record.
No-shows loss in Vegas
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 18, 2023
Saint Preux lost to Philipe Lins via KO (punches) at 0:49 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Saint Preux has been trending in the wrong direction for several years, but this was the first time he truly looked like he didn't belong inside the Octagon. OSP got cracked with a left hand in the early going and was never able to recover. He found himself up against the fence and either couldn't, or wouldn't, return fire. Lins continued teeing off until referee Mark Smith had finally seen enough. Sporting a 2-4 record in his past half-dozen bouts dating back to May 2020, OSP's time in the UFC appears to just about be up.