Ben Rothwell vs Ovince Saint Preux – UFC Fight Night 5/13/20 Pick & Prediction




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Ben Rothwell vs Ovince Saint Preux – UFC Fight Night 5/13/20 Pick & Prediction

The co-main event for the UFC fight night is going to be a heavyweight bout that features Ben Rothwell taking on Ovince Saint Preux. The battle will actually be interesting as Rothwell is more of a TKO/KO type of fighter in his wins and Saint Preux has managed to pick up quite a few wins in submission. The best part is both of these fighters are coming in with some heavy losses recently.

Ovince Saint Preux is heading into the match here after picking up a submission win in September. The battle went on for 2 rounds before Preux picked up the win. The win came over Michal Oleksieczuk in the second round. The bouts before, those, though, dating back to 2018 were dismal with a 1-3 record. The last win pushed his record to 24-13 overall, but 12-2 TKO/KO fights. When it comes to the submission fights Saint Preux is 7-3.

Ben Rothwell is heading into the fight here looking up after picking up a KO/TKO win in his last battle in December. The win for Rothwell broke his 3 match losing streak and it came at the hands of Stefan Struve. The win was very impressive in the fact that it came in the second round. The win allowed Rothwell to improve to a 37-12 record and when it comes to TKO/KO he has posted a 22-4 record and when it comes to the submission battle Rothwell is sitting at 12-2.

With the tale of the tape Rothwell is standing at 6’4” and a whopping 265 pounds. Rothwell has a reach that only shows him sitting at 78.5”. For Ovince Saint Preux he is coming in with a weight and height disadvantage at 6’3” and 205 pounds. Preux does have a reach advantage at 80 inches. Rothwell tends to use the Orthodox stance, but that could be challenged as Ovince Saint Preux uses more of the Southpaw stance and that will definitely be different for Rothwell to use.

Ovince Saint Preux vs Ben Rothwell Prediction – Ovince Saint Preux

This battle is one that will see Rothwell getting worked up rather easily as Preux is the smaller man and that tends to mean slightly faster as well. Look for that type of speed to make the difference in the match as it allows Preux to easily avoid the blows from Rothwell. Look for the battle to come down to a decision as well and with Preux dancing circles around the square will win on a split decision.

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