Ryan Bader (17-4) defeated Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) and Ovince Saint Preux (16-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) def. Ryan Jimmo via verbal submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:10 Saturday night at UFC 174. So now it is just a no Brainier for the two fight.
“I think that’d be a good matchup,” Saint Preux told MMAjunkie. “That’d be a good matchup.”
Ovince St. Preux has seven KO wins, four submission wins and four decision wins. He has been finished once in his career via knockout. He has won his last four fights and his latest fight was against Nikita Krylov back in March and won the fight via Technical Submission in the first round at UFC 171: Hendricks Vs. Lawler PPV.
“Let’s do it, OSP,” Bader said. “He’s been on a four-fight win-streak, outside of Jones that’s the longest streak in this division, which is tough to do. There’s a bunch of killers in there. We fought on the same card tonight, both got wins, he’s looked impressive, so let’s do it.”
Ryan Bader has six knockouts, four submissions and 7 decision victories, while he has been knocked out twice and submitted twice. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a seven fight winning streak. He beat Vinny Magalhaes via 1st RD TKO at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale on Dec / 13 / 2008 in his UFC debut. He would knock off his next four fights with wins over Carmelo Marrero, Eric Schafer, Keith Jardine and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. He would drop two straight fights to Jon Jones and Tito Ortiz. In his last six fights he is 4-2. In his last five fights he is 3-2.
“I broke into the top-15 [before this fight],” Saint Preux said. “Hopefully I’ll be top-10 now then shoot for top-five, then top-two, then the championship.”
Time will tell if this fight is added or not. Stay tuned for the latest.