Report: Ovince Saint Preux’s Moving to Heavyweight, Fighting Ben Rothwell
By FCF Staff
Longtime light-heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux is reportedly moving to heavyweight for his next bout, and he’ll face one of the divisions biggest fighters.
Saint Preux is reportedly going to face Ben Rothwell at the UFC’s planned May 13th card in Jacksonville, Florida. The match-up was initially reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. MMA Junkie has also confirmed with sources that the fight is going ahead.
Saint Preux (24-13) is coming off a submission win over Michal Oleksiejczuk in September, after dropping back-t0-back fights.
Rothwell (37-12) ended a three fight losing streak in December, by stopping Stefan Struve.
The May 13th card, which has yet to receive a number, will be headlined by a light-heavyweight fight between Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith.