A battle of light heavyweight finishers has been booked for UFC 235.
Officials announced Thursday that a fight between Ovince Saint Preux (23-12) and Misha Cirkunov (14-4) will take place on March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“OSP” is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Dominick Reyes at 229, his first time going to the scorecards in six fights. Prior being outpointed by Reyes, Saint Preux won four of five fights, all by submission or knockout. His most recent wins include finishes of Tyson Pedro, Corey Anderson, and Yushin Okami. In 18 UFC appearances, Saint Preux has collected five Performance of the Night bonuses.
Cirkunov has never seen a judges’ decision since joining the UFC three years ago. He is 5-2 in the Octagon, with all of his wins coming by finish, and he most recently stopped a two-fight skid by submitting Patrick Cummins via arm-triangle choke in just 2:40 at UFC Moncton in October.