Ryan Bader (18-4) 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. Bader beat Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via unanimous decision in his last outing.
Ovince Saint Preux (16-6) 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. He is coming off a win over Ryan Jimmo via verbal submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:10 at UFC 174.
Down below is the play by play from this fight:
Round 1: Bader with an opening leg kick. Bader shoots in and get’s a double leg takedown. Bader is in side control, Preux scrambles out and get’s back to his feet. Preux presses forward with a flurry of strikes. They exchange and Bader continues to look for the takedown. Bader get’s a late round takedown.
Round 2: Preux comes out swinging, Bader stays composed. Preux starts up body kicks and Bader is trying to stay away from those. Bader with a wild left hook, he shoots in, but Preux shrugs him off. Preux get’s a takedown and right into guard. Bader scrambles out and they exchange to the bell.
Round 3: They come out swinging, Bader shoots in on a double leg and get’s the takedown. Preux right back to his feet, but Bader drags Preux right back down. Bader into side control, Preux scrambles out. However, Bader stays consitant and drags him back down where he ground and pounds Preux in guard. Preux continues to attempt to scramble out and get’s to his feet.
Round 4: Preux lands a flurry of strikes, but Bader clinches and controls the action. They break, Preux attempted to shoot in, but Bader stuffs it. Bader with a left hook, he attempts a double leg takedown. Bader get’s Preux back and continues to land strikes. Preux makes his way up to his feet, Bader drags Preux right back down. Bader stays on top of Preux and controls the action to the bell.
Round 5: Preux lands a big overhand right. Preux shoots in on a double leg, and get’s it. Preux transitions into side control, Bader scrambles and get’s to his feet. Bader reverses a throw and get’s his own takedown. Bader in guard, but Preux get’s back to his feet. This turns into a dogfight of who can get a takedown and stick with it. We make it all five rounds and our winner is…
Result: Ryan Bader def. Ovince St. Preux by Unan Dec (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)