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Strikeforce: Ovince Saint Preux Learning on the Job

Joshua WoodCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2011

The name Ovince Saint Preux or OSP for short has been flying across the social networks of later. Talking about how he is the first fighter too fight on three consecutive televised events for a promotion, all in the span of two months. His third bout is this Friday in Nashville, Tennessee against the tough striker Abongo Humphrey (7-2) at Strikeforce Challengers 13.

For those that know the name but not the man, Saint Preux is a Haitian American fighting out of the Knoxville Martial Arts Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. A high school wrestling star that went onto play football at the University of Tennessee, graduating with a degree in Sociology in 2004.

Saint Preux is still very new to MMA having only been training since 2006, “I have only been training for four years, when I started out green. I’m learning with every fight and it improves me,” he expressed.

Even though he is still young in the sport Saint Preux has 13 professional fights in just over two years and after a rough 3-4 start has won six consecutive fights to improve record to 9-4 overall. In fact 2010 was a very good year for Saint Preux, going 6-0 and 3-0 inside the Strikeforce cage, but he’s far from done.

“I told my before 2010 that I wanted to get my record to a better place and sign with a major company, which I did with Strikeforce. In 2011 I want the whole world to know who Ovince Saint Pruex is and hopefully by the end of the year get a title shot,” Saint Pruex said when asked about his goals.

This Friday when Saint Preux steps into the cage against Humphrey, fans can expect nothing less than an exciting fight and the first step in the 2011 goals for the guy learning on the job.

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