Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux fight preview

UFC Fight Night 171: Smith vs. Teixeira is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Ben Rothwell will take on Ovince Preux in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 171 card.

In this post, we will break down Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Ben Rothwell is coming in with a 37-12-0 record. Rothwell will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik in December.

Preux, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Michal Oleksiejczuk on December 7, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier and holds a 24-13-0 record.

Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
6′ 4″
6′ 3″
265 lbs.
230 lbs.

Ben Rothwell has an orthodox fighting stance with a 78″ reach. The 37-year-old, Ovince Saint Preux is an southpaw fighter with a 80″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Rothwell comes in with 42% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.34 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Preux fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 2.59 significant strikes per minute. Ben Rothwell also has a 33% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.66 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Preux’s 1.34 takedowns and 65% takedown accuracy.

Ovince spent on average 9:32 minutes in the Octagon and Ben has an average fight time of 8:42 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 171 is live in , who do you think will win, Ben or Ovince? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 171: Smith vs. Teixeira
May 13, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux

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