Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing fight fans a hard-hitting headliner for tonight's (Sat., Aug. 8, 2015) UFC Fight Night 73 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, locked and loaded for Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
I'm referring, of course, to the 205-pound showdown pitting Ovince Saint Preux against Glover Teixeira (watch them face off here).
Saint Preux (18-6) is coming off his second straight knockout in as many attempts. After burying Mauricio Rua last November in Brazil, the Strikeforce import followed that up by toe-tagging Patrick Cummins at UFC on FOX 15 back in April.
A finish like that over the Brazilian is a surefire way to get into the light heavyweight title hunt.
That won't be so easy against Teixeira (22-4), who knows a thing or two about big finishes. While G-Tex is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his combat sports career, he's still regarded as one of the most dangerous strikers at 205 pounds, evidenced by his 13 knockouts.
Expect a close fight.
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