UFC 236's Ovince Saint Preux likes that he and Nikita Krylov both like to knock out foes
After a setback earlier this year, UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux will fight for the first time in 2019 on Saturday night.
Saint Preux meets Nikita Krylov on the pay-per-view main card of UFC 236, which takes place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. It’s a rematch of a 2014 bout at UFC 171, which Saint Preux won by technical submission.
Saint Preux had been set to fight last month at UFC 235 but was forced out of a booking opposite Misha Cirkunov.
On Thursday, during UFC 236 media day, Saint Preux (23-12 MMA, 11-7 UFC) spoke with MMA Junkie about rebounding from injury, the lessons from his last loss, what he wants to achieve in 2019, and he breaks down the rematch with Krylov (24-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC).
“The same guy that I fought back in 2014 is not the same guy now,” Saint Preux said. “It’s just one of those fights. He likes to knock out people; I like to knock out people, too. Wherever the fight goes, I think I have that much advantage. But he’s tricky. But also I’m known to be unorthodox, too.”
To hear more from Saint-Preux, watch thee video above.