UFC On ESPN+ 29 Results – Ben Rothwell Spoils Ovince Saint Preux Heavyweight Debut With Decision
Ben Rothwell soiled Ovince Saint Preux heavyweight debut, dominating him to a unanimous decision on UFC On ESPN+ 29 Co-Main event on Wednesday night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla
The Veteran Ben Rothwell (38-12 MMA, 8-6 UFC) was very tactical and used a well defined technique to gradually break down Ovince Saint Preux over three rounds to earn a unanimous decision with Scores 28-29, 29-28 and 29-28.
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The first round was more of a feel out period for both fighters as Preux struggled to find his range, making use of his speed against a much bigger fighter but Rothwell got his game on early tagging the debutant with big shots while Saint Preux did really little offence over the first five minutes of the fight.
Saint Preux brought the fight to Rothwell in the second round, connecting a series of kicks and combinations while Rothwell replied with combinations of his own. Rothwell continued using his very effective technique of using his weight to his advantage, pressing forward continually. Saint Preux however scored a knockdown towards the of the second round, making the round closer than expected.
Rothwell continued with his technique of pressing forward in the fifth round, keeping Saint Preux close to the cage throughout, landing knees in the clinch while punches and kicks came in when in range. Saint Preux got his chances to land a couple of shots but all was taken well by Rothwell.
Ben Rothwell Vs Ovince Saint Preux