Ovince Saint Preux is moving back up to heavyweight for a short notice fight against Tanner Boser at UFC Fight Night 190, which is just over a week away on June 26th.
OSP was originally scheduled to fight Max Grishin at 205lbs, but due to VISA issues his opponent was forced out of the fight and this heavyweight opportunity was presented to him instead.
The 38-year-old made his heavyweight debut back in June of last year, losing out to Ben Rothwell by split decision.
Following that, OSP dropped back to light-heavyweight and KO’d Alonzo Menifield in the second round, but he’s since been TKO’d by Jamahal Hill in a fight which he also had failed to make the 206lb weight limit for.
So, it’s a risky move for OSP to agree to be a late replacement at heavyweight, particularly when you consider he’s only won three of his last eight fights.
Boser’s not had the best of times lately either though as he’s coming off back-to-back losses on the scorecards against Andrei Arlovski and Ilir Latifi.
Before that he’d secured two wins via strikes, but his overall UFC record to date stands at just 3-3 so far.
OSP vs. Boser takes place on a UFC Fight Night 190 event that will be headlined by more heavyweight action as Ciryl Gane takes on Alexander Volkov.