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Ovince St. Preux meets Gian Villante in battle of Strikeforce vets at UFC 159

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A pair of Strikeforce vets will make their UFC debuts in April at UFC 159.

Ovince St. Preux (12-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Gian Villante (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout when the UFC returns to New Jersey. UFC officials passed on word of the fight overnight, citing news first reported by Newsday.

UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

The latest UFC 159 lineup includes:
Champ Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - for light heavyweight title
Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller
Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson
Nick Catone vs. James Head
Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Proctor
Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros
Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante

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Post #1   2/8/13 10:23:50AM   

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Good fight

I see OSP being a bit to much for Gian although at this point nothing will surprise me so many huge upsets as of late.

Post #2   2/8/13 11:16:23AM   

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Good fights added to the undercard. Glad I am goin to this, hyped to see Rustam fight again.

Post #3   2/8/13 11:44:31AM   

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O S P O S P O S P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post #4   2/8/13 1:23:43PM   

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Decent fight on fuel prelim

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Post #5   2/8/13 2:09:58PM   

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I think this will help establish who stays and who goes...I like this match up. The only other way to do it is like how the did with Volkman...I liked that too.

Post #6   2/8/13 10:49:58PM