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UFC 204 results from last night: Ovince Saint Preux vs Jimi Manuwa fight review, analysis

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight knockout artists Ovince Saint Preux and Jimi Manuwa threw down last night (Oct. 8, 2016) at UFC 204 inside Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Saint Preux entered this bout in something of a must-win position. The athletic veteran had lost two of his last three bouts to some of the division’s best, but he needed a return to the win column in order to remain a player at 205 pounds. Manuwa’s position was shockingly similar, but there was one additional component. Without any Top 10 wins, Manuwa was hanging onto his position largely because no one has tried to claim it, meaning that the Englishman could lose a lot of ground with a defeat.

Instead, Manuwa rose to the occasion.

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Manuwa did reasonably well on his feet early on, slamming home some nice low kicks. He also sought out the clinch a number of times, which allowed him to land some hard knees to the body. However, Saint Preux countered Manuwa’s repeated clinch attempts with a big takedown. He did some nice work from top control and dragged his opponent back down to the mat when Manuwa did stand, allowing him to control the second half of the round.

It was fairly close, but Saint Preux seemed to be ahead.

Saint Preux looked to return to his wrestling to start the second, but he wasn’t able to land the takedown. “OSP” seemed to be fatiguing quickly, and Manuwa was in perfect position to take advantage. With Saint Preux slowing down, Manuwa began to land more consistently, digging lots of kicks into his opponent’s leg. After backing Saint Preux into the fence, he slipped and ripped a left hook into his ….View full article

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