Ovince St. Preux won the “Who’s going to replace Daniel Cormier and fight Jon Jones” lottery, so now he gets to headline UFC 197 opposite the former champ.
Which of course then begs the question: Does he stand a chance against Jones?
From what we’ve seen thus far, we know St. Preux is at least somewhat physically gifted. Maybe not as much as Jones, but those gifts are there. We’ve also seen him display a ton of heart and grit – in his last fight, he injured himself early on against Rafael Cavalcante, but stayed in the game and won the fight by decision.
However, in terms of experience against high-level opponents… well, in his run as champ, Jones didn’t just fight the best, he destroyed the best. OSP has yet to run that gauntlet.
Ponder his chances, and while you do so, watch the video of OSP in action below.