#Bellator 194 #Matt Mitrione #Roy Nelson #Chicago #UFC 221 #Conor McGregor #Yoel Romero #Luke Rockhold #Ross Richardson #EFC #Bellator MMA

Ovince Saint Preux Puts Yushin Okami to Sleep in UFC Japan Main Event | MMAWeekly.com

Ovince Saint Preux solidified his position in the upper crust of the light heavyweight division, submitting Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday night in Japan.

Okami accepted the fight on short notice when Mauricio “Shogun” Rua had to drop out because of a knee injury, but short notice and conditioning had nothing to do with the outcome, as Saint Preux made short work of the Japanese veteran.

As soon as the bell rang, Okami shot for a takedown, which was instantly stuffed by Saint Preux. Okami pulled Saint Preux into half guard, but that only played into the No. 6 ranked light heavyweight’s game.

Ovince Saint-PreuxShortly after pulling half guard, Okami wrapped his arm around Saint Preux’s head, which was the beginning of the end.

“That’s my go to move,” Saint Preux said. “I pretty much knew the choke was there when he put his hand around my head and I basically trapped his glove. After that, it’s just me locking up and waiting for him to pass out.”

And that’s exactly what happened. Saint Preux passed from half guard to side control, digging his shoulder into Okami’s neck, cutting off the blood supply to his brain. Moments later and Okami was asleep. It marked the third time that Saint Preux finished an opponent by the Von Flue choke, making him the only fighter in UFC history to finish three opponents with the choke.

Like every other fighter, Saint Preux wants to make his way back to a title shot, but having struggled against the fighters ranked higher than him, he knows another opportunity isn’t coming without some more work in the cage first.

“Pretty much keep on doing what I’m doing tonight. Just getting ready for another fight,” Saint Preux said about what he needs to do to get into title contention. But he still hoping to get the fight that he was supposed to have had on Friday night in Japan.

“Don’t get it twisted, I still want to fight Shogun.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.


Yushin Okami Fights

  • 4 months ago

Ovince St. Preux Fights

  • a year ago


Show Comments

Related News

Stipe Moicic Fired Up in UFC 220 Octagon Interview | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago

Hear from heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou following their five-round title fight at UFC 220 in Boston on Saturday. read news >>

Andre Fili Plans to Pick Dennis Bermudez in UFC on FOX 27 Co-Main Event | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago

Andre Fili (17-5) will look to start a winning streak when he takes on Dennis Bermudez (16-7) in the UFC on Fox 27 co-main event on Saturday. read news >>

'Jacare' Souza Blasts Derek Brunson with Head Kick, Finishes with Punches in UFC on FOX 27 Main Event | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza needed a little more time but ultimately got the same result as he finished Derek Brunson with a first round knockout in their rematch as the main event for UFC on FOX 27 in Ch read news >>

John Moraga Faces Wilson Reis in UFC on FOX 29 Flyweight Showdown | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago

John Moraga will get a hometown match-up with Wilson Reis when the two square off at UFC on FOX 29 on April 14 in Glendale, Az. UFC officials announced the bout on Saturday. Moraga (18-6) was once on read news >>

Deiveson Figueiredo Gets Things Started with a KO (UFC Belem Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago

Check out highlights from the flyweight fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Morales that kicked off UFC Fight Night 125 on Saturday in Belém, Brazil. read news >>

Iuri Alcantara Overwhelms Joe Soto (UFC Belem Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago

Check out highlights from the bantamweight bout between Iuri Alcantar and Joe Soto at UFC Fight Night 125 on Saturday in Belém, Brazil. read news >>

Polyana Viana Dominates Maia Stevenson (UFC Belem Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago

Check out highlights from the women's strawweight bout between Polyana Viana and Maia Stevenson at UFC Fight Night 125 on Saturday in Belém, Brazil. read news >>

Max Holloway Breaks His Silence After Being Forced Out of UFC 222 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago

Max Holloway has never been forced to pull out of a fight before so it's understandable why he was so upset to finally make that call to drop out of his upcoming main event bout against Frankie Edgar read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night 125 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Following the Event | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago

Watch the UFC Fight Night Belem Post-fight Press Conference live following the event. read news >>

Thiago Santos Pummels Anthony Smith (UFC Belem Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago

(Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Check out highlights from the middleweight bout between Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 125 read news >>