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Getting to Know Ovince St. Preux

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Getting to Know Ovince St. Preux

 

Photos via Ovince St. Preux’s Facebook page. When Strikeforce announced that Ovince St. Preux would take on Gegard Mousasi in the winter of 2011, fans openly mocked the matchmaking. Mousasi was one of the most well-known and dangerous light-heavyweights in the world at the time, amassing an 18-1-1 record.  St. Preux entered the bout an unheralded but respectable 11-4, with wins over Jason Day and Benji Radach. The bout went as many expected, with the more experienced Mousasi controlling the distance and the centre of the cage en route to a unanimous decision. But St. Preux (affectionately nicknamed OSP, not to be confused with GSP, Georges St. Pierre) showed a spark of talent and confidence. A patient St. Preux avoided major strikes and used good defense against an unpredictable Mousasi. When he was in bad positions, he found a way out. The bout proved to be a learning experience for the young fighter.

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