Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Ben Rothwell and Ovince Saint Preux faced each other in the heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 171: Smith vs. Teixeira, which took place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, USA. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC Fight Night 171 results and fight bonuses. UFC Fight Night 171 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Ben Rothwell defeated Ovince Saint Preux in round 3 by Decision – Split. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 229 strikes combined in this fight, 192 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 3 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s look at each fighter’s stats below.

Ben Rothwell full fight stats

Ben Rothwell landed 61% of all his strikes. There were 37 of 89 significant strikes to the head, 15 of 17 body shots, and 4 of 4 leg kicks. Ben Rothwell attempted 3 takedowns and landed 1. Here are all the strikes Ben Rothwell threw and landed against Ovince Saint Preux.

Strikes Thrown
86 of 142 (61%)
Significant Strikes
56 of 110 (51%)
Head Strikes
37
Body Strikes
15
Leg Strikes
4
Takedowns
1 of 3

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Ovince Saint Preux did against Ben Rothwell.

Ovince Saint Preux full fight stats

Ovince Saint Preux was firing at a 53% accuracy, throwing 87 strikes and landing 46. There were 42 significant strikes, 27 of 62 landing to the head, 13 of 15 shots to the body and 2 of 5 leg kicks. Ovince Saint Preux went for 0 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
46 of 87 (53%)
Significant Strikes
42 of 82 (51%)
Head Strikes
27
Body Strikes
15
Leg Strikes
2
Takedowns
0 of 0

Ben Rothwell won by Decision – Split. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC Fight Night 171
Date
May 13, 2020
Fight
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Winner
Ben Rothwell
Method
Decision – Split
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
229
Significant Strikes Thrown
192
Total Takedowns Attempted
3

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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