UFC Vegas 30: Tanner Boser vs. Ovince Saint Preux Picks and Predictions
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Ovince Saint Preux vs. Tanner Boser
UFC: Saturday, June 26th at 3:00 PM EDT
The Line: -- Ovince Saint Preux +150 / Tanner Boser -180 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Tanner Boser and Ovince Saint Preux face off on Saturday in a heavyweight showdown for the co-main event of UFC Vegas 30 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Tanner “The Bulldozer” Boser comes into this fight with a 19-8-1 record overall but coming into this fight he has lost two fights in a row. Boser’s last fight came on June 5th against Ilir Latifi, and that was a fight he lost by split decision. Boser outstruck his opponent 45-10, but he was taken down twice, and that led to a split decision loss. Each of the last two wins by Boser has been by knockout, and he will look for that again in this one. Boser is averaging 4.21 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.26 significant strikes per minute. Boser wants to keep the fight on the feet and since coming into the UFC, he doesn’t have a takedown. Boser is stopping 60 percent of his opponent’s takedown attempts. In this fight, Boser needs to inflict damage early and often.
On the other side of this matchup is Ovince Saint Preux who comes into this fight with a 25-15 record overall Saint Preux has been a little more inconsistent as of late, including losing two of his last three fights. Saint Preux’s last fight came against Jamahal Hill and it was in the second round of that fight he was knocked out. Saint Preux is averaging 2.68 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.08 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 1.19 takedowns every 15 minutes, and he is successful on 40 percent of his takedown attempts. Saint Preux is stopping 66 percent of his opponent’s takedown attempts. Saint Preux at times has put himself in a bad position in fights, and he needs to be smarter about that in this game.
Boser has lost two fights in a row, and I don’t think he is going to be any better in this fight. Look for Saint Preux to fight a smarter fight, and he will get the job done. Back Saint Preux to win this fight.