Ovince Saint Preux Makes Statement, Knocks Corey Anderson Out

Ovince Saint Preux Makes Statement, Knocks Corey Anderson Out

Anderson, however, would turn to his wrestling and score a big takedown of OSP.

Saint Preux then came out with a flurry in the third round ending Anderson's night with another high left kick, smacking Anderson on the jaw, ending his night. Preux returned to face off against wrestler and Ultimate Fighter victor Corey Anderson. The round ended with both fighters up against the cage after Saint Preux was able to get up. Saint Preux defends well this time. Anderson landed a right hand before transitioning to a takedown. Saint Preux tries to get up but Anderson pulls him down and lands some more punches there.

Saint Preux, who improved to 3-2 since his 2016 decision loss to Jon Jones for the interim UFC light heavyweight title, was largely outwrestled and controlled by Anderson for the first two rounds. Corey Anderson is in a similar category to Saint Preux.

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After taking the fight on only 10 days' notice, "OSP" was getting smothered by the nonstop wrestling of "Overtime" despite some success with punches in the first round and a head kick in the second. He continued to put pressure on Saint Preux with punches and elbows once he got him to the canvas. Anderson goes down off balance at the very end of the round. The fighters separate and Anderson again gets St. But out of absolute nowhere, Saint Preux threw a left kick and it was on the money.

Round 3. Saint Preux blocks a takedown. Anderson was knocked cold and fell flat on his back with his arms tucked to his side. Even when back on his feet, Anderson was able to grind OSP against the fence and limit any offense the larger man might have attempted. Saint Preux capitalized on the late when he was likely down on the scorecards.

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