Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux 5/13/20 UFC Fight Night 171 Picks and Prediction
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Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:15 PM (VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena)
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Ben Rothwell and Ovince Saint Preux face off in a heavyweight battle at UFC Fight Night 171. The fight will take place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena with no fans in attendance.
Ovince Saint Preux comes into this fight with a 24-13 record, and in his last fight be beat Michal Oleksiejczuk in the second round with a choike. Before tat fight, Saint Preux had lost two fights in a row so that was a critical win for a fighter who desperately needed a win. Over Saint Preux’s last eight fights he has five wins, so even though there has been some struggles as of late, he is still a good fighter.and a win in this one would go a long ways.
Saint Preux is averaging 2.59 significant strikes per minute while also absorbing 2.86 significant strikes per minute. Saint Preux is also averaging 1.34 takedowns per 15 minutes. Each of his last two wins have been submissions and he is going to try and get that done again in this one.
Ben Rothwell is coming off a win, but before that he had lost three straight fits. Back in 2017, so he only has only fought three times since April of 2016. In Rothwell’s last fight it was a pretty even fight against Stefan Struve until he had a couple of big punches that ended it in the second round.
Rothwell is averaging 3.34 significant strikes per minute, but he absorbs a lot of damage taking 4.58 significant strikes per minute. Rothwell wants to keep it on the fight, and not very often is he going to take it to the ground. Rothwell is averaging only 0.66 takedowns every 15 minutes.
Saint Preux is moving up from light heavyweight to heavyweight and I think that jump up is going to hurt him. Look for Rothwell to use his extra weight and that will be the difference. Back Rothwell to get the job done at the plus money.