Ovince Saint Preux Submits Yushi Okami with the Von Flue Choke at UFC Fight Night 117

12:00am UTC Sep 23, 2017Saitama, Japan
Nathan McCarter

Let's just rename it to the Von Preux Choke! Ovince Saint Preux got his third Von Flue choke at UFC Fight Night 117 to oust Yushin Okami in just 1:50 of the first round. The co-main event delivered in spades as Jessica Andrade upset Claudia Gadelha to stamp herself as the top contender in waiting. Curious how the rest of the card went? Check out the B/R recap right here for everything you missed from the Saitama Super Arena.

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    UFC Fight Night 117 Quick Results

    Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via submission (Von Flue choke) at 1:50 of the first round Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27) Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi by TKO at 1:30 of the first round Gohkan Saki def. Henrique da Silva by KO at 4:45 of the first round Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy by unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27) Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:30 of the first round Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Syuri Kondo def. Chanmi Jeon by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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    OSP Beats Okami Via 1st-Round Submission

    UFC Fight Night 117 2017-09-22

    OSP Beats Okami Via 1st-Round Submission

    David McCracken
    via Bleacher Report
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    Official Result

    Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via submission (Von Flue choke) at 1:50 of the first round.

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    Winners and Losers from Fight Night Japan

    UFC Fight Night 117 2017-09-22

    Winners and Losers from Fight Night Japan

    Scott Harris
    via Bleacher Report
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    Ovince Saint Preux vs. Yushin Okami: Round 1

    This fight is on the ground immediately. A failed shot from Okami. OSP is looking for a choke, but he abandons it. He's still working from half-guard. He's going for the Von Flue.

    Okami is out! OH MY! WOW!

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    Main Event Time

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    Official Result

    Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27).

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    Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Andrade: Round 3

    They hug to start the third.

    Another weak takedown attempt from Gadelha. Easily stuffed. Huge slam from Andrade. A showcase of strength from Andrade. Andrade out-muscling Gadelha. Andrade digging punches into the body of Gadelha. Gadelha regains guard, but she only has half the round left.

    Nice ground and pound from Andrade. Andrade moves to side control. 90 seconds left. Gadelha may not have enough left to get back to her feet. Andrade is heavy on top. Gadelha is to her feet, but Andrade is attached to her. 10 seconds. Dominant third from Andrade who gets another takedown at the horn.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-8 Andrade. Bleacher Report scores the round: 29-27 Andrade.

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    Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Andrade: Round 2

    Gadelha is busted open too. Big takedown from Gadelha, but she's up quickly. Gadelha defends an Andrade takedown attempt, but she narrowly misses getting her back in the process. They go back to the center.

    Andrade defends a takedown. Andrade takes top position. Big mistake from Gadelha. Gadelha is back up, but she takes knees from Andrade. They're mixing it up well. Andrade seems to have more pop on her shots. Nice right from Andrade.

    Andrade is teeing off. Gadelha may be fading. She takes a very poor shot. There's still 90 seconds left. Andrade is keeping up the pressure. Nice right from Gadelha lands. Gadelha covers up well but she's allowing Andrade to run up the tally. Gadelha jumps on another guillotine. The horn may have just saved Andrade.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Andrade.

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    Claudia Gadelha vs. Jessica Andrade: Round 1

    A touch of gloves and we're underway.

    Quick hands from Gadelha. She is sharp. Andrade gets stung. Big right hands from Gadelha, but Andrade rolls with them well. Andrade willing to eat shots to give them. Gadelha moving out of the way well. Gadelha lands numerous shots from the clinch after Andrade missed with winging punches.

    Andrade is busted up. Andrade clinches with Gadelha against the fence. Gadelha jumps on a guillotine, but she loses it. Andrade on top. Andrade lands a good right hand from top. And another. Nice left hands to the body from Andrade. Andrade scored well from guard, but was it enough to take the first? I don't think so.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha.

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    He Ain't Lyin'

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    Official Result

    Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi by TKO at 1:30 of the first round.

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    😢

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    Yes

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    Takanori Gomi vs. Dong Hyun Kim: Round 1

    Gomi pumping his jab out as he takes the center of the cage. Kim lands a body kick. Kim drops Gomi. Hammerfists from Kim, and the referee steps in. Quick, easy, sad.

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    End of the Road?

    Takanori Gomi looks to capture past glory in his return to the Saitama Super Arena against Dong Hyun Kim.

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    👊💥

    Gohkan Saki def. Henrique da Silva by KO at 4:45 of the first round.

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    Gokhan Saki vs. Henrique da Silva: Round 1

    Saki starts putting it on da Silva right away. He drops da Silva with a straight left.

    da Silva tries for a takedown, but it's defended. Saki keeps pelting him with shots. da Silva is getting pieced up. Saki keeps it coming. Saki is getting tired and his hands are low. da Silva covers up and walks forward. He's getting momentum.

    da Silva starts putting together combinations, but Saki ends the fight with a perfect counter left. Wow!

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    😂

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    Get Hyped

    Gokhan Saki debuts... next!

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    Official Result

    Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy by unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27).

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    Teruto Ishihara vs. Rolando Dy: Round 3

    Dy opens the third by landing a knee, but Ishihara keeps driving for a takedown. Dy defends. Ishihara lands, but then gets nailed in the nether region.

    Good left from Dy. High kick is blocked by Dy. Dy lands a kick of his own. Ishihara keeps pressuring. Ishihara gets hammered in the giblets once again. Yikes. Dy gets a point taken from him which almost ensures he will lose even by winning two rounds.

    Ishihara drives for a takedown and gets it. Still two minutes in this round. Plenty of time to take it back from Dy. Dy is back up along the fence. Dy lands a straight right. Dy just misses a head kick.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 9-9. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 28-27 Ishihara.

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    Teruto Ishihara vs. Rolando Dy: Round 2

    Ishihara misses a left and Dy lands a knee to the body. And then lands a knee to the junk. Ishihara will get a moment to recover.

    Dy scores with a high kick. Ishihara goes back to the wrestling, but Dy defends. Dy scores with a counter right hand. Dy scoring more and more. They both connect with their respective strikes. Dy doing much better in this frame. Ishihara is still aggressive, but he's just an inch off of his attacks.

    Dy lands a body kick and a left. Excellent round for Dy.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Dy.

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    Teruto Ishihara vs. Rolando Dy: Round 1

    Ishihara pelts Dy with a straight left! He's trying to finish, but Dy is surviving on the mat. Dy is trying to get back to his feet and he does just that.

    Ishihara puts Dy back down. Nice sharp elbow from Ishihara lands. And another. Another. The pace slows a bit, and Ishihara maintains top position. One minute left in the first round. Ishihara still on top.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-8 Ishihara.

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    Teruto Ishihara Competes Next

    Can Rolando Dy upset the Japanese star?

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    🙈

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    Official Result

    Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:30 of the first round.

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    Big Win for the Flyweight Contender

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    Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki: Round 1

    Formiga lands a solid inside leg kick. The distance will be key in this fight. Sasaki lands a right on Formiga. Counter right scores for Formiga. Hot start to the contest.

    Sasaki grabs a clinch and hits a knee. Sasaki is utilizing the range well. Formiga gets in on a double and takes Sasaki down. He has two minutes to work. Sasaki gives up his back, and Formiga is all over him. He narrowly misses a choke but has a body triangle locked in.

    Formiga gets the choke. It's in and this is over!

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    🇯🇵

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    The Main Card Begins!

    Ulka Sasaki and Jussier Formiga meet in the first bout of the main card.

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    Official Result

    Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

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    Keita Nakamura vs. Alex Morono: Round 3

    Nakamura gets a takedown early in the third round. He can't keep Morono down.

    Nakamura gets more aggressive in the third, but not a lot has happened. Nakamura gets another takedown, but Morono looks for a guillotine. He loses it, but gets back to his feet shortly afterward. Another body kick lands for Nakamura.

    Nakamura is cut. One minute to go. A Nakamura left hand grazes Morono. They threw, but don't land, in the final seconds.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Nakamura. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 30-27 Nakamura.

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    Keita Nakamura vs. Alex Morono: Round 2

    Nakamura lands a kick to the body. Morono still reaching with his punches. K-Taro with a nice left hand. Morono has a small cut around his right eye.

    Half the round is gone. Morono is finally able to let his hands go with Nakamura against the fence. Morono is doing a good job of utilizing footwork to cut off the cage. Nakamura again digs a kick into the body. Nakamura landed a couple more body kicks before the end of the round.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Nakamura.

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    Keita Nakamura vs. Alex Morono: Round 1

    Morono is coiled looking for the one-hitter. Nakamura is composed.

    Not a lot happening. Morono waiting for his one shot and K-Taro is patient.

    Nakamura lands a body kick that hurt Morono, but he wasn't able to swarm to finish. Morono almost countered well enough to stun Nakamura, but he couldn't land cleanly. Close round, but Nakamura did the most damage.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Nakamura.

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    The Featured Prelim

    The third, and final, welterweight fight of the night is the featured prelim. Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura is headed your way next.

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    Official Result

    Syuri Kondo def. Chanmi Jeon by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27).

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    Syuri Kondo vs. Chanmi Jeon: Round 3

    Two minutes goes by without too many significant happenings. A very even round much the same as the first two with Kondo coming forward.

    Jeon may be landing more of her counters in this round, but the constant backward movement doesn't look good for the judges. There's an eye poke on Jeon. Kondo lands a kick to the body. And another. Spinning back kick to the gut from Kondo. Pressure should win her this fight.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Kondo. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 30-27 Kondo.

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    Syuri Kondo vs. Chanmi Jeon: Round 2

    Jeon misses with a spinning back kick. 90 seconds passes with almost no strikes landing clean. Kondo lands the first clean strike of the round with a right. Kondo pressuring Jeon again.

    Kondo lands another right hand, but it wasn't as clean. Jeon is hitting Kondo too, but not cleanly. This is a regional-level fight. Kondo lands the right again. Jeon is struggling with the constant forward pressure from Kondo.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Kondo.

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    Syuri Kondo vs. Chanmi Jeon: Round 1

    Kondo is the aggressor early. Kondo just touches Jeon with a right hand. Good elbow from Jeon. Kondo keeping the pressure going. Jeon scores with a knee to the body.

    One minute to go in the first. A lot of movement but minimal actually happening. Both women have a lot of work to do in their respective games. Kondo lands a couple knees toward the end of the frame.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Kondo.

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    Strawweights Due Up Next

    Chanmi Jeon meets Syuri Kondo in the next prelim contest.

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    Official Result

    Shinso Anzai def. Luke Jumeau by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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    Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau: Round 3

    Short left lands for Anzai. Jumeau defends another double-leg attempt. Anzai goes for another takedown, but Jumeau defends again. Anzai continues to come forward. Anzai comes in with strikes but fails with another takedown attempt.

    Jumeau has two minutes to change the fortune of the fight. Jumeau just missed on a knee as Anzai went for another takedown. Jumeau lands a couple short uppercuts inside a clinch, but that is probably not enough to change the round scoring.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Anzai. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Anzai.

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    Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau: Round 2

    Anzai goes for a takedown immediately, but he fails to control Jumeau. Anzai just misses with a huge head kick. Anzai isn't landing too cleanly, but his output is winning the early section of the round.

    Anzai finally gets a takedown. Anzai hasn't been able to land too much on the ground, but he is controlling Jumeau well. Jumeau is back to his feet, but he doesn't have much time on the clock.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Anzai.

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    Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau: Round 1

    Anzai comes right out to pressure Jumeau. Anzai just misses a blistering right hand. Jumeau easily defends a takedown from way outside. Anzai briefly gets a clinch and lands a knee. Jumeau shrugs him off once again.

    Anzai finally connects and gets Jumeau against the cage. Jumeau reverses position and lands an uppercut. They get back to the center of the cage. Jumeau lands a right as Anzai came forward without keeping his guard up. Push kick from Jumeau connects.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Jumeau.

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    Luke Jumeau vs. Shinsho Anzai Is Next

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    Official Result

    Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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    Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim: Round 3

    Abe takes another shot from Lim. He has swelling on his cheek. Abe is not throwing too much. He's waiting on Lim.

    Inside leg kick from Abe lands. Lim answers with one of his own. Lim is looking to pick up the pace a touch. Lim touches him with a left. This round is still anyone's with under 30 seconds on the clock. Abe drops Lim! Right on cue. Abe scores a takedown at the horn.

    Bleacher Report scores the round: 10-9 Abe. Bleacher Report scores the fight: 29-28 Abe.