Former UT football player Ovince St. Preux prepares for UFC debut
Former Tennessee linebacker Ovince Saint Preux’s climb up the UFC ladder will continue Saturday in Boston.
Coming off a successful UFC debut in April, Saint Preux will face Cody Donovan at TD Garden in a lightweight bout as part of UFC Fight Night.
Saint Preux (13-5) is 10-1 in his last 11 mixed martial arts bouts, including a third-round decision over Gian Villante in his first UFC light heavyweight division match.
Donovan (8-2), an Iowa native currently fighting out of Denver, is also coming off a victory in his UFC debut. He topped Nick Penner in a first-round knockout.
Saint Preux, who played for the Vols from 2002-04 as a backup linebacker before finishing his college career at Chattanooga, still resides in Knoxville. He trains out of the Knoxville Martial Arts Academy.
Saturday’s fight can be seen on Fox Sports 1, formerly the Speed Network. The broadcast begins at 4 p.m.