Ovince Saint Preux makes it 2-0 against Shogun Rua at UFC 274

Ovince Saint Preux makes it 2-0 against Shogun Rua at UFC 274

UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje takes place on May 7, 2022, at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. In the main event Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira will take on Justin Gaethje, but the title will become vacant as soon as the fight starts due to Oliveira missing weight meaning Gaethje is the only eligible fighter to win the championship.

Also will feature a rematch between Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza for the strawweight championship. Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson also serves on the stacked main card.

In this highlighted recap we will be looking at a rematch between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Ovince Saint Preux.

‘Shogun’ Rua (27-12-1), will make his 23rd walk inside the UFC, the last time we saw the Pride veteran was at UFC 255 in 2020 when he suffered a knockout loss to Scotsman Paul Craig in a rematch.

Saint Preux (25-16), like his adversary has been on a rough run as of late, suffering two two knockout losses to Jamahal Hill and Tanner Boser. He is 13-11 in the UFC and will make his 25th walk inside the promotion.

Fighter Comparison

Mauricio Rua NAME Ovince Saint Preux
27-12-1 RECORD 25-16-0
6-1 HEIGHT 6-3
205.5 lbs WEIGHT 230 lbs
76 in REACH 80 in
40.5 in LEG REACH 45 in
78% KO WIN % 48%
4% SUB WIN % 32%
19% DEC WIN % 20%


Here’s how the fight played out round by round:


Your referee in charge Marc Goddard. Both men starting of patient, as predicted Preux opening up with kicks. Preux is mixing up his kicks very well, teeps to the body are working really well. A very slow round with both fighters making reads and a lot of feints. The bell sounds for the end of the round followed up with a echo of boos.

MyMMANews.com scores it: 10-9 to Ovince Saint Preux


Second round, Preux continues with his kick heavy gameplan. Shogun looking to return with kicks of his own. Not a lot to report on this round, both men trading kicks. Nothing significant lads for either fighter, a very slow round. Shogun had a better round and I would say edged it slightly.

MyMMANews.com scores it: 10-9 to Mauricio Rua, 19-19


Third and final round. Preux is starting to open up now a little, and now Shogun has a cut now above his eyebrow. Preux has had Shogun on his heels this round and making the former champion circle around the octagon. Final minute of the fight. The fight comes to a end, not a very entertaining fight, but the boos are unnecessary for what Shogun has done for this sport.

MyMMANews.com scores it: 10-9 to Ovince Saint Preux, 29-28

Official Result: Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) (29-28, 30-27) def Mauricio Rua (29-28) by split decision.


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