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Friday, Feb 08, 2013

Report: Strikekforce Vets Ovince St. Preux And Gian Villante Fighting at UFC 159

St. Preux (left) punching TJ Cook (photo via Strikeforce / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

Two more Strikeforce veterans have been confirmed for their Octagon debuts, as light-heavyweights Ovince St. Preux and Gian Villante will reportedly battle, April 27th at UFC 159. The event will be hosted by the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and will be headlined by a fight between light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.

The St.Preux, Villante tilt was first reported by Newsday and was retweeted by the official UFC Twitter account.

St. Preux (12-5) hasn’t fought since August, 2012, when he knocked out T.J. Cook. The win came after the 29 year-old lost by unanimous decision to Gegard Mousasi in December, 2011.

Villante (10-3) has won three straight fights after dropping back-to-back bouts to Chad. Griggs and Lorenz Larkin. Most recently, the New York fighter earned a unanimous decision win over Derrick Mehmen at a Strikeforce card last May.

Some of the other bouts scheduled for UFC 159 include middleweight Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher, light-heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes vs. Phil Davis, heavyweight Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson and lightweight Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy.


posted by FCF Staff @ 10:59 am
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