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Ovince Saint Preux vs Ilir Latifi rebooked for UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has rebooked the light heavyweight match up between Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi for its upcoming UFC on FOX 28 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Sat., Feb. 24, 2018.

Orlando Sentinel confirmed the booking on Wednesday.

The pair were originally expected to throw down at UFC on FOX 27 later this month in Charlotte, North Carolina; however, “The Sledgehammer” was sidelined by injury and forced to postpone his appearance.

Saint Preux (22-10) was mired in a dreadful 1-4 streak from 2015-17, but quickly bounced back last April with a submission win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima, then followed that up with consecutive stoppages over Yushin Okami and Corey Anderson, match ups that came together on super short notice.

“OSP” has 17 finishes in 22 wins.

After getting put away by Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 93, Latifi (13-5, 1 NC) returned to the win column with a unanimous decision win over Tyson Pedro at the UFC 215 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in July 2017.

“The Sledgehammer’ has captured four of his last five.

UFC on FOX 28 is still waiting for a main event following the departure of Yoel Romero (more on that here), but will still feature Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres, who are slotted to hook ‘em up in strawweight action.

To see who else is fighting at UFC on FOX 28 click here.

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UFC 217 Results: Ovince Saint Preux Starches Corey Anderson

Originally, Corey Anderson was supposed to face Pat Cummins at UFC 217, but a bad staph infection left Cummins on the sidelines and had Ovince Saint Preux stepping in with just a few weeks notice. Will that late notice play a factor in OSP’s gas tank and preparation? Anderson wastes no time showing his cards […]

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UFC Fight Night 117 results: Biggest winners, loser from ‘Saint Preux vs. Okami’ last night

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action for UFC Fight Night 117: “Saint Preux vs. Okami,” which went down on a rare Friday night (Sept. 22, 2017) inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The promotion’s latest mixed martial arts (MMA) card was headlined by a Light Heavyweight fight that saw Ovince Saint Preux choke out Yushin Okami in the very first round (see it). Plus, Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade put on a fight for the ages in a bloody war.

Biggest winner: Jessica Andrade

Andrade talked the talk and walked the walk in the lead-up to her not-so “Brazilian vs. Brazilian” showdown against Claudia Gadelha in the co-main event, as she took it to “Claudinha” early and often. Not one to back down, Gadelha stood tough and delivered some of her own shots while absorbing the bloody punishment. Not only did Andrade take home her win bonus, she got an extra $ 50K for “Fight of the Night.” In the process, she reminded everyone that she’s still a legit title threat for the division title despite coming up short in her first-ever title fight this year against UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Runner Up: Gokhan Saki

He promised a knockout, and boy did he deliver, flattening Henrique da Silva in the very first round with a vicious left hook which put the Brazilian out. He looked a bit rusty, though, as he hadn’t fought in over two years. It’s something Saki addressed in his post-fight speech. But, with his first UFC win under his belt, Saki can go back and work on his conditioning a bit more in preparation for his encore performance. One thing is certain, though, after delivering on his promise, the rest of the division has been put on notice.

Biggest Loser: Takanori Gomi

Where it all went wrong for Gomi is unknown. “The Fireball Kid” has now lost five in a row, including his first-round knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 117. The loss will now force Gomi to think about his fighting future, which means we could very have seen the last of the former PRIDE FC champion…at least inside the Octagon. It truly is one of the worst runs we’ve seen from a former champion, and if he decided to retire, it probably would be for the best.

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UFC Fight Night 117 results stream live: ‘Saint Preux vs Okami’ play-by-play updates

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television TONIGHT (Fri., Sept. 22, 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 117 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FXX (not FOX Sports 1), which features a light heavyweight main event between Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami, who are battling for a spot in the 205-pound title chase.

The action takes place inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

In the UFC Fight Night 117 co-main event, strawweight bruiser Jessica Andrade collides with fellow division title contender Claudia Gadelha, while kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki makes his Octagon debut against Henrique da Silva.

All that and so much more.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 117 fight card below, starting with the FXX “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the main card start time of 10 p.m. ET, also on FXX.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Saint Preux vs. Okami.”

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 117 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)


Ovince Saint Preux vs. Yushin Okami
Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha
Takanori Gomi vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki
Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara — Ishihara def. Dy by unanimous decision (28-27 x2, 29-27)
Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki — Formiga def. Sasaki by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:30 of Round One
Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura — Nakamura def. Morono by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo — Kondo def. Jeon by split decision (28-29, 30-27 x2)
Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau — Anzai def. Jumeau by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim — Abe def. Lim by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)


205 lbs.: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Yushin Okami

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115 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha

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155 lbs.: Takanori Gomi vs. Dong Hyun Kim

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205 lbs.: Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki

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145 lbs.: Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara

Round 1: Ishihara on the front foot early. Simultaneous kicks. Low kick from Ishihara, then a 1-2 that drops Dy. Ishihara pouring on the hurt. Nice ground-and-pound. One minute in. Elbow lands for Ishihara. Dy gets to his rear and Ishihara looks for a guillotine. Dy stands, Ishihara takes him down with a single-leg and lands more left hands. Big punches. Elbows. Two minutes in. Ishihara chewing him up from guard. More punches piling up. Ishihara passes to half guard with two minutes to go.

Ishihara briefly pins Dy’s arm down and lands more lefts. Back to guard, more nasty punches and elbows. 10-8 Ishihara.

Round 2: Right hand from Dy early on. Knee lands on the cup. Another left from Ishihara, who eats a head kick Ishihara shoots, can’t get it. One minute in. 2-3 from Dy. Heavy counter 2-3. Superman punch from Ishihara, who eats a knee to the body. Left hook from Dy. Two minutes in. Body kick lands. Ishihara having trouble finding the mark with his left, does so as I type that. Body kick by Ishihara answered in kind. Counter right from Dy. Two minutes to go.

Big counter left by Ishihara and they trade. Ishihara ties up on the cage, they separate. Another sharp counter left by Ishihara, who avoids a head kick. One minute to go. They trade low kicks. Counter right from Dy. Body kick. Nasty left hook right to the chin. Body kick connects. 10-9 Dy.

Round 3: They trade and Dy cracks Ishihara with a knee as he ducks in for a takedown attempt. Ishihara can’t keep him on the fence. Counter right from Dy, then another groin shot. Another left hook by Dy after the restart. They’re going for it. Leg kick and head kick from Ishihara, then hard rights inside from Dy. Head kick cracks Ishihara two minutes in. Yet ANOTHER low blow and Ishihara is writhing in agony. Ref takes a point, much to Dy’s displeasure. Ishihara charges in for a takedown and completes it with just over two minutes to go. Dy already complaining to the ref.

Dy kicks him off and scrambles up. Good knee from Ishihara inside, Dy stuffs another takedown. One minute to go. Leg kick by Ishihara. Lead right lands for Dy. Body kick. Counter right after eating a body kick from Ishihara. Head kick. Counter left lands for Ishihara. 9-9 with the point deduction.

Final result: Ishihara def. Dy by unanimous decision

125 lbs.: Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki

Round 1: Sasaki firing straights from range. Counter right hook. Overhand right lands for Formiga. Body kick and body knee from Sasaki a minute in. Body kick. Another and a knee inside. Formiga struggling to get inside, lands a right hand after eating a knee. Two minutes in. Good right to the body from the Brazilian. Body kick from Sasaki, right hand by Formiga. Big 1-2 connects. Sasaki lands a check hook. Formiga shoots, completes the takedown and moves to side control. Two minutes to go.

Sasaki regains guard, surrenders half guard. Formiga takes the back when Sasaki tries to scramble and immediately locks up the body triangle. One minute to go. Formiga gets his forearm under the chin and Sasaki desperately handfights before ultimately tapping.

Final result: Formiga def. Sasaki by submission (rear naked choke)

170 lbs.: Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura

Round 1: Morono comes charging out of the gate. Left hook lands for him. One minute in. Right hand connects. Another swatting right. Two minutes in. Body shot. Not much from Nakamura so far. Body kick lands for him and now Morono’s retreating. Two minutes to go.

Morono back on the advance. Body kick connects with a minute to go. Nakamura answers in kind. Morono hurls a flurry. 10-9 Morono on activity.

Round 2: Leg kick from Morono. Nakamura fires another body kick. Superman punch whiffs a minute in. Straight left connects. Body kick. Two minutes in. Head kick from Nakamura, leg kick from Morono. Morono lands a stiff jab with two minutes to go.

Nakamura body kick, flurry by Morono. Morono whiffs on an overhand, eats a straight left. Another. One minute to go. Straight left to the body. Morono teep. More body kicks by Nakamura. 10-9 Nakamura.

Round 3: Yet another body kck from Nakmura, then a straight left. Nakamura shoots, moves right to side control. One minute in. Morono scrambles back to his feet. Lead left lands for Nakamura again two minutes in. Three-piece by Morono on the counter. Morono with a right hand inside when Nakamura tries to tie up and that’s split Nakamura open. That thing is pouring blood, though nowhere near the eye. Two minutes to go.

Nakamura scores another takedown and Morono tries a guillotine on the way down. No dice. He does manage to get right back to his feet but Nakamura is looking more aggressive. Body kick from K-Taro. He’s finding the mark with punches. One minute to go. Yet another straight left. Right hook from Nakamura, left hook from Morono. Morono flurrying before the bell. 10-9 Nakamura.

Final result: Nakamura def. Morono by split decision

115 lbs.: Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo

Round 1: Right hand from Jeon. Again. Jab exchange. Inside low kick. Elbow lands for her a minute in. Kondo lands a pair of right hands, pressing forward. They exchange near the fence. Two minutes in. Right hand from Kondo. More exchanges, Jeon tries a head kick. Jeon trying to land elbows on the counter as Kondo fires right hands. Two minutes to go.

1-2 from Jeon met be a leg kick. Knee to the body lands. 1-2 from Kondo, who eats a right hand. One minute to go. 1-2s from Kondo piling up. They trade knees to the body, right hand from Kondo. Heavy right hand by Kondo. Body kick from Kondo. Close. 10-9 Jeon.

Round 2: Right hand from Kondo, teep. Counter elbow. They trade. Right hand lands for Jeon, who catches the next body kick. One minute in. Spinning back kick attempt. Good 1-2 lands for her, but Kondo rattles her with a right cross. Kondo pressing the advantage, firing right hands. Solid knee. 1-2 from Kondo, uppercut from Jeon. Two minutes in. Right hand again from Kondo. 1-2 from Jeon in return, counter left hook. Counter elbow by Jeon. Two minutes to go.

Knee by Jeon as Kondo advances and lands another right hand. Again. They’re going back-and-forth with punches, interspersed with Jeon knees and Kondo teeps. Right hand from Kondo, eats a 1-2 with a minute to go. More right hands. Kondo just marching forward. Knee from Kondo. 1-2. Kondo whiffs on a spinning back fist, lands a teep. 10-9 Kondo.

Round 3: Touch-and-go in the first thirty seconds. Jab from Jeon as she eats a teep. Body kick lands. Jab exchange. Kondo right hand a minute in. They’re still going at it. Not as much pressure from Kondo. Body kick by Jeon. Right hand from Kondo, eats a 1-2. Heavy right hand lands for Kondo and they trade on the fence. Two minutes in. More jabs and straight rights from Kondo as Jeon tries to pick her off. More shots from both women. Good rights by Kondo. Jeon lands body kicks, eats a leg kick. Two minutes to go.

Jumping body kick from Jeon, who eats a right hand. Another spinning back fist misses for Kondo and Jeon catches another body kick. Jeon claims an eye poke. One minute to go. More 1-2 exchange. Kondo will not stop and Jeon won’t stop looking to run her into an elbow. Spinning back kick from Kondo. Leg kick from Kondo. Good left from Jeon before the bell. 10-9 Kondo.

Final result: Kondo def. Jeon by split decision

170 lbs.: Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau

Round 1: Anzai moving forward. Jumeau stiff-arms him away. Hard counter right from Jumeau. Anzai shoots from too far out, Jumeau casually avoids it. One minute in. Body kick from Anzai. Anzai charges in, lands a good knee on the fence. Anzai left hook falls short. He changes levels, denied. Two minutes in. Jumeau with a leg kick. 1-2 lands for him, but Anzai cracks him with a big left hook. They slug it out on the fence. Jumeau pressing him into the cage and they trade knees to the body until Anzai reverses position. Good elbow on the break from the hometown fighter with two minutes to go.

Anzai barrels in and Jumeau blasts him with a counter right. Back to the clinch. One minute to go. Jumeau right hand goes high, left hook and front kick do not. Another right cross by the Kiwi. Close round. 10-9 Jumeau.

Round 2: Anzai rushes in for another takedown, gets it but can’t keep him there. They trade big shots when they rise and Anzai finds another left hook. Straight right from Jumeau. Overhand right by Anzai, head kick whiffs and takes him off his feet. One minute in. Check hook from Jumeau. Body kick and right hand from Jumeau. Anzai lands right hands inside. Blast double from Anzai puts Jumeau on his back. Anzai looking for half guard two minutes in. He’s got it. Jemeau holding onto a front headlock. Two minutes to go.

Anzai staying heavy, not doing terribly much. One minute to go. Jumeau regains guard. Jumeau scrambles up and avoids a back take. He lands some solid punches before the bell. 10-9 Anzai.

Round 3: Anzai shoots immediately, stuffed. Anzai left hook, Jumeau uppercut. Anzai ducks a right hand for a takedown attempt, stymied by the fence. Jumeau reverses and lands a hard left hand in the clinch a minute in. Anzai circles off. Leg kick by Jumeau. Again. Anzai shoots, denied, tries to move to the rear waistlock. Two minutes in. He transitions to a single-leg, can’t get it and they separate. Right cross by Jumeau, who eats a flurry. Overhand right from Anzai and he puts Jumeau back on the cage. Heavy shots. Jumeau reverses. Two minutes to go.

Jumeau lands a knee to the body and stuffs the reactive takedown. Anzai with a right downstairs. Leg kick from Jumeau. Right hand from Anzai after he avoids a knee. Anzai takes him back to the cage. One minute to go. Jumeau reverses position, fires knees. Knees from both men. Sneaky uppercuts from Jumeau. 10-9 Anzai on that big mid-round flurry.

Final result: Anzai def. Jumeau by unanimous decision

170 lbs.: Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

Round 1: Abe opens with inside low kicks. Body kick. Lim lands a low kick. Counters from Abe. Lim fires a leg kick, counters come back. Both land right hands a minute in. Right cross by Lim, who eats a hard counter hook. 3-2 from Abe, who is getting the better of the boxing so far. Lim with a counter hook. Two minutes in. Lim lands a pair of huge overhand rights that Abe absorbs. Another right from Lim. Abe lands another counter left hook. Two minutes to go.

Lim leaning on the lead right while Abe attempts to pick him off. Abe does so with a 3-2. Abe with a shift left straight, backs Lim to the cage but lets him off with a minute to go. Inside low kick from Abe. Lim picked off with another hook, though Abe slips afterwards. Lim’s eyes are starting to swell shut. 10-9 Abe.

Round 2: Inside leg kick from Abe as Lim steps in. Again. Body kick lands for Abe, Lim answers. One minute in. Counter left again by Abe, who walks into a vicious eye poke. There’s some miscommunication with the doctor, but Abe continues after taking some time. 1-1-2 by Abe. Lim with a right cross. Abe still picking at that lead leg. Lim looking to do the same. Massive counter right by Lim two minutes in and Abe backs off. That did immediate damage to Abe’s face. Another right cross lands. Two minutes to go.

Inside low kicks from Abe. Going to the well quite a bit with those. One minute to go. Too many trips and Lim cracks him with another heavy counter right. Abe drops him with a right behind the ear right at the bell. 10-9 Lim.

Round 3: Abe still going after that lead leg. Another overhand right by Lim connects. One minute in. Inside low kicks from both. Glancing hook from Abe, more leg kicks. Lim pops him with the jab. Two minutes in. 1-2 by Lim. 1-2 again after taking some leg kicks. Leg kick by Lim in return. Two minutes to go.

Lead hook by Lim knocks Abe back. Check hook by Abe. One minute to go. Jab exchange. BIG RIGHT HAND DROPS LIM IN THE LAST THIRTY SECONDS. Lim scrambles up and clinches, eats a hard right hand. Abe hits a gorgeous Judo throw at the bell. 10-9 Abe.

Final result: Abe def. Lim by unanimous decision

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UFC Fight Night 117 odds: Latest Vegas lines and betting guide for ‘Saint Preux vs Okami’

Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC Fight Night 117, which is set to hit Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, this weekend (Fri., Sept. 22, 2017), including best bets, underdogs, favorites, and much more!

It’s a (current) Welterweight against a former interim Light Heavyweight title contender this Friday (Sept. 22, 2017) as Yushin Okami attempts an improbable upset against Ovince Saint Preux in UFC Fight Night 117’s main event inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

In more rational match ups, former women’s Strawweight title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade duke it out, while Henrique da Silva welcomes kickboxing great Gokhan Saki to the Octagon.

So long as you’ve got FXX and Fight Pass, it’s a free night of fights. Here’s how to get what you need to pay for UFC 216 in a couple weeks.

What Went Wrong at UFC Fight Night 116?

You know, if being almost right counted for anything, I’d be a rich man.

Uriah Hall managed to knockout a man who had never been even rocked in UFC after getting seven shades of it beaten out of him in the first round and Tony Martin didn’t get going until the third round. Look, we’re not making everything back by the end of the year with another piddly $ 100 infusion. It’s all or nothing.

UFC Fight Night 117 Odds For The Undercard:

Alex Morono (-130) vs. Keita Nakamura (+110)
Jussier Formiga (-450) vs. Yuta Sasaki (+360)
Chan Mi Jeon (-120) vs. Syuri Kondo (EVEN)
Luke Jumeau (-245) vs. Shinsho Anzai (+205)
Hyun Gyu Lim (-125) vs. Daichi Abe (+105)

Thoughts: Syuri Kondo is the best value on this card, while Daichi Abe is worth a small investment.

Jeon is as game as they come, but Kondo is a much more experienced and credentialed striker, having found success in the Krush promotion before making the transition to mixed martial arts (MMA). While Kondo is a bit hittable for my taste, Jeon is as well, and Kondo’s jab and right hand are quick and heavy enough to carry her through most exchanges.

Lim is huge and hits hard, but he’s yet to beat a current member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster and has looked hopelessly outmatched against above-average competition. Abe’s knockout of Hiromitsu Miura is every bit as impressive as anything Lim’s achieved in the octagon and he’s got the power and durability to punish Lim’s reckless offense. Don’t go nuts, but do take advantage of this.

UFC Fight Night 117 Odds For The Main Card:

Ovince St. Preux (-550) vs. Yushin Okami (+425)
Dong Hyun Kim (-360) vs. Takanori Gomi (+300)
Claudia Gadelha (-270) vs. Jessica Andrade (+230)
Gokhan Saki (-165) vs. Henrique da Silva (+145)
Teruto Ishihara (-145) vs. Rolando Dy (+125)
Charles Rosa (-190) vs. Mizuto Hirota (+165)

Thoughts: You know, Yushin Okami is a little undervalued. It’s probably worth investing … HAAA HAA HAAA — bet you actually believed me for a second there! I was tempted to put a bit on da Silva due to Saki having almost no grappling experience, but the way da Silva got throttled in seconds by Ion Cutelaba suggests he probably won’t survive long enough to exploit that weakness. Besides that, Ishihara might be worth a look. Dy isn’t going to spam takedowns the way Gray Maynard did and he’s there to be hit.

UFC Fight Night 117 Best Bets:

  • Single bet — Syuri Kondo: Bet $ 70 to make $ 70
  • Single bet — Daichi Abe: Bet $ 40 to make $ 42
  • Single bet — Teruto Ishihara: Bet $ 50 to make $ 29.06

What else are you going to do on a Friday night … socialize? As if! See you there, Maniacs.

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC Fight Night 117 results on fight night, which is as good a place as any to talk about all the action inside the Octagon, as well as what you’ve got riding on the sportsbook.

Initial Investment For 2017: $ 200 (+$ 400 infusion)
Current Total: $ 200

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Shogun Rua wants to avenge ‘sad’ knockout loss to Ovince Saint Preux

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Mauricio Rua, is waiting for the promotion to deliver his next assignment after scratching and clawing his way back into the top five of the division.

But don’t expect him to be calling for a 205-pound title shot.

Instead, Rua wants to avenge his brutal knockout loss to Ovince Saint Preux, which took place at the UFC Fight Night 56 mixed martial arts (MMA) event back in late 2014 (more on that here).

“I have no one in mind, but I have a tough defeat against Ovince Saint Preux,” the Brazilian told Tatame.com. “I think he’s a good guy, deserves all my respect. I was just very sad, so I would like to have a rematch with him in the near future.”

It’s not an outrageous request.

Since they last met, Rua (25-10) went 3-0 and recently took Gian Villante to the woodshed at UFC Fight Night 106. Saint Preux (20-10), meanwhile, dropped four of his last seven and fell to No. 8 in the rankings.

This light heavyweight rematch doing anything for ya’?

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Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux full fight video

At UFC 204 in October 2016, Jimi Manuwa scored of of the best knockouts of his fighting career. The British fighter blasted former title challenger Ovince Saint Preux with a left hook that sent him straight to the canvas. The finish over Saint Preux earned Manuwa a $ 50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.

Now, for his next fight, Manuwa will be taking on top-10 ranked light heavyweight Corey Anderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 107. This card is set to take place Saturday, March 18, at the The O2 Arena in London, England.

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Free fight! Watch Jimi Manuwa smoke Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 204

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is giving light heavyweight power puncher Jimi Manuwa headlining duties against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 champion Corey Anderson for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 107 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, locked and loaded for this Sat. (March 18, 2017) inside O2 Arena in London, England.

More on how that fight came together right here.

Manuwa (16-2) rebounded from his brutal knockout loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC 191 by delivering an equally-violent finish against light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint-Preux at UFC 204 back in October.

Turning away “Overtime” may not launch him up the 205-pound rankings (see them here), but it will undoubtedly give him some much-needed momentum as he tries to gain traction in the light heavyweight title chase, something he desperately wants after a bevy of well-established veterans turned him down.

To see who else is fighting at UFC Fight Night 107 click here.

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Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux full fight video highlights

Watch Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux full fight video highlights from UFC 204′s main card above, courtesy of FOX Sports.

UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 took place Oct. 8 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. UFC light heavyweight contenders Jimi Manuwa (16-2) and Ovince Saint Preux (19-9) faced off on the night’s main card, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above.

For more on Saint Preux vs. Manuwa, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMAFighting.com’s Luke Thomas.

Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is Leon Roberts. OSP is southpaw, circling on the outside with orthodox Manuwa stalking. They both exchange and clinch with OSP now backing Manuwa into the fence. OSP disengages,…

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Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux full fight video

At UFC Fight Night 73, UFC light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux battled in the main event of the card. That night, the Brazilian fighter defeated Saint Preux with a third round rear-naked choke.

Now, Teixeira looks to improve his wining streak to four in a row by taking on heavy hitter Anthony Johnson. The two knockout artists are scheduled to fight in the co-main event of UFC 202, which takes place on Aug. 20 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor are scheduled to headline the card in a welterweight bout.

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