Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira Headlines UFC Fight Night Nashville

Written by Tom Ngo
May 20th, 2015

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Volunteers, your boy is coming home. On Wednesday, it was announced former University of Tennessee Volunteer football player Ovince Saint Preux (pictured) will headline the UFC’s August 8 event in Tennessee against Glover Teixeira.

Saint Preux petitioned to fight in front of his hometown after making quick work of Pat Cummins last month with a first round knockout. The light heavyweight has won seven of his last eight scraps, with his lone defeat coming in a lopsided decision to Ryan Bader three outings ago.

Teixeira is a former top contender who is in desperate need of a win. The Brazilian has dropped two straight bouts, most recently getting out pointed for a decision defeat in October by Phil Davis.

Bridgestone Arena in Nashville hosts the festivities.

Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the main card live.

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