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UFC 171: Ovince St. Preux Vs. Nikita Krylov

UFC 171: Ovince St. Preux Vs. Nikita Krylov

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

The only light heavyweight bout on the card opens the pay-per-view, as Ovince St. Preux battles Nikita Krylov.

St. Preux (14-5) has won three straight, including two in the UFC, since a 2011 loss to Gegard Mousasi in Strikeforce. Of his 14 wins, 10 have been finishes.

Krylov (16-3) earned an impressive TKO over Walt Harris in January, evening his Octagon mark to 1-1. He fought at heavyweight in August, falling to Soa Palelei.

Round 1: OSP right to the ground game, scoring a powerful takedown. Krylov is looking to get up the guard, but St. Preux is in side control despite having his head locked. While Krylov continued to work the head, OSP went for a submission of his own and got it, as Krylov went out. A perfect head-and-arm choke by St. Preux earned him the submission.

Ovince St. Preux def. Nikita Krylov via submission (Von Flue choke) at 1:29 of Round 1