Saint Preux meets de Lima in Nashville
A light heavyweight showdown between Ovince Saint Preux (19-10) and Marcos Rogerio de Lima (15-4-1) been booked for UFC Fight Night 108 in April. The promotion announced the news on Friday.
UFC Fight Night 108 will be held April 22 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. A featherweight matchup between Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson will headline the event.
Having lost his last three fights in a row, Knoxville’s Saint Preux is on the chopping block here. Following a unanimous decision win over Rafael Cavalcante in February of last year, Saint Preux has dropped consecutive bouts to Jon Jones, Jimi Manuwa, and most recently, Volkan Oezdemir earlier this month. The last time the UFC visited Nashville was in August 2015 and Saint Preux fought Glover Teixeira in the main event but was submitted in the third round.
De Lima is a TUF Brazil 3 semifinalist and is currently 4-2 in the organization. “Pezao” is coming off a first-round TKO win over Jeremy Kimball at UFC on Fox 23 in January. Prior to that he was submitted by Gadzhimurad Antigulov in November. De Lima also holds UFC wins over Clint Hester, Igor Pokrajac and Richardson Moreira.
The latest UFC Fight Night 108 fight card includes:
- Artem Lobov vs. Cub Swanson
- Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez
- Thales Leites vs. Sam Alvey
- Brandon Moreno vs. Dustin Ortiz
- Jessica Penne vs. Danielle Taylor
- Hector Sandoval vs. Matt Schnell
- Scott Holtzman vs. Michael McBride
- Cindy Dandois vs. Alexis Davis
- Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ovince Saint Preux
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