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UFC Fight Night 47: Ryan Bader Vs. Ovince St. Preux

ufc fight night 47

Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux

We’re headed to the main event, which features light heavyweights Ryan Bader (17-4) and Ovince St. Preux (16-5).

Round 1: OSP with his hands down and coming after Bader from different levels. Good left counter lands by St. Preux. Bader grabs hold of OSP and scores with an easy takedown, transitioning immediately into side control. OSP gets up and out, avoiding much damage. He comes after Bader with a good kick to the body. Bader with a counter right after a wild left misses from OSP. Straight left by OSP connects and he defends a weak takedown attempt. Bader with a right, but OSP counters. Power takedown for Bader and he follows up into side control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round 2: Weird exchange to start, as Bader tries for a takedown, gets caught against the fence, but OSP can’t connect with his shots. Kick to the body lands from St. Preux, and that one was stiff. Back-fist from OSP lands and he continues to switch levels to keep Bader off balance. Big left lands from OSP, as he is really using counters to keep Bader at bay. St. Preux with a takedown of his own. As Bader gets to his feet, he eats a pair of shots to the face.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux

Round 3: More wild, huge strikes from St. Preux, but he misses. Bader with a takedown, but OSP gets right back to his feet. Bader locks the hands and scores with another takedown, moving to side control with three minutes left in the round. Bader secures his sixth takedown of the fight, into the guard and trying to posture up. OSP attempts a triangle, but is denied.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round 4: St. Preux with a nice left, but Bader takes him down. Again, OSP right back to his feet. Nice flurry out of St. Preux. Good sprawl from St. Preux to deny the takedown, but Bader continues working and scores his eighth takedown of the fight. The corner of OSP is pleading with him to stand up, but Bader has a lock secured. He gets to his feet, only to get thrown back down with a belly-to-back suplex.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round 5: St. Preux’s corner was all over him to finish Bader, screaming at him to “break his arm” with his kicks. Complete domination by Bader so far, but it’s OSP with a left that lands here in the final round. He’s been all over Bader with that shot, but has yet to put anything together other than one strike here, one strike there. Good kick to the body from St. Preux. Takedown for OSP, who blocks a kimura and shifts to side control. Bader scrambles, but OSP tries to lock up a choke with three minutes to go. He tries transitioning to the back, but that allows Bader to get to his feet and score a takedown of his own.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Ryan Bader def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)