Ovince Saint-Preux Agrees To Fight Corey Anderson At UFC 217

Patrick Cummins was recently forced out of his upcoming fight with Corey Anderson at UFC 217 in New York City on November 4th due to a nasty staph infection, but the promotion have now managed to find a worthy replacement for him.

Ovince Saint-Preux will now step in to take Cummins place against Anderson in a preliminary match-up at the star-studded Madison Square Garden event.

OSP is coming off back-to-back wins in the Octagon, tapping out both Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Yushin Okami with rarely seen Von Flue chokes.

That has helped the 34-year-old Saint-Preux gets his career back on track after a poor spell in which he won just one of his previous five fights.

As for Anderson, the former TUF winner suffered a first round KO loss to Jimi Manuwa earlier this year, and a couple of fights earlier had dropped a split decision loss to Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, but in-between that he TKO’d Sean O’Connell, and overall he’s compiled a 6-3 record in the UFC to date.

The reshuffled fight features on one of the biggest cards of the year, with UFC 217 playing host to a main event between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and returning superstar Georges St-Pierre, plus a further two titles fights including bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt fighting TJ Dillashaw and women’s strawweight titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk going up against Rose Namajunas.

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