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Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell Betting Tips - Can OSP make a successful jump to heavyweight?

  • Ovince Saint Preux is fighting for the first time in the UFC at heavyweight 
Ovince Saint Preux
Can Ovince Saint Preux ovecome the veteran Ben Rothwell? (Getty Images)
 


Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell Betting Tips


The co-headline event of the evening at UFC Fight Night 171 sees Ovince Saint Preux jump to heavyweight to face Ben Rothwell.

OSP has fought his entire career in the light heavyweight division but takes a step up in weight class following two losses in his last three bouts at 205 pounds.

Ovince Saint Preux Stats


  • Nationality: United States
  • Height: 6' 3
  • Weight: 240.5 Lbs.
  • Age: 37
  • Professional MMA record: 24-13-0 (11 KO 8 SUB)

Ovince Saint Preux
Ovince Saint Preux steps up significantly in weight on Thursday (Getty Images)

Ovince Saint Preux History


OSP makes the jump to heavyweight following a submission success over Michel Oleksiejczuk at UFC Fight Night 160. Despite that win, the 37-year-old makes the jump up in class prehaps in search of a title that has eluded him with Jon Jones dominating the light heavyweight division.


Ben Rothwell Stats


  • Nationality: United States
  • Height: 6' 4
  • Weight: 265 Lbs.
  • Age: 38
  • Professional MMA record: 37-12-0 (28 KO 6 SUB)

Ben Rothwell
Ben Rothwell faced criticism for his last fight against Stefan Struve (Getty Images)

Ben Rothwell History


Rothwell is fresh off his first win since January 2016 when he finished Stefan Struve on December 8. It was his 28th knockout, but it wasn't without its share of controversy, with Rothwell cited multiple times for delivering low blows to his much taller opponent and came with great relief after losing his first two fights since serving his two-year ban for consuming a prohibited substance.


Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell Odds


OSP is the $1.67 favourite coming into this bout despite making his debut at the weight class. Ben Rothwell is the $2.20 outsider heading into Thursday.


Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell Stats


  • Ovince Saint Preux is making his UFC heavyweight debut
  • Ben Rothwell is fighting for the second time in three years after serving a performance enhancing drugs suspension
  • Ovince Saint Preux is searching for his third win in four fights

Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell UFC Fight Night 171 FAQ

Where is the Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell fight taking place?

The Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell fight is taking place at UFC Fight Night 161 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

What time is the Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell fight?

Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell is scheduled to begin at 12:40pm AEST on Thursday, 14 May 2020.

Where can I watch the Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell live stream online?

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Verdict

Ben Rothwell presents a big challenge to Ovince Saint Preux given the massive jump in weight, but he is the superior fighter and that class factor should shine through on Thursday.

Best Bet: Ovince Saint Preux To Win @1.67 at Sportsbetting - 10 Units

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