Ovince St. Preux (17-6) is back on the winning track with a solid win last night overlegend, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-10). Despite being the underdog in Brazil at Fight Night 56, the Haitian-American mixed martial artist quickly stopped the aggressive Brazilian in 34-seconds of the very first round, which is the fastest loss Rua has ever experienced since his MMA debut in 2002.
As the round got started, Rua rushed into the fight using his patented striking blitz, but OSP managed to avoid the strikes with a step back and landed a beautiful check hook. Rua dropped to the ground and OSP continued to land a barrage of punches before referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight. OSP won the bout via TKO, which earned him an additional $50k bonus for Performance of the Night.
OSP’s next light heavyweight fight may be against Brazil’s Fabio Maldonado (22-7), who already accepted his challenge on Twitter.
Check out the rest of the results for UFN 56 right below.
Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET)
Ovince St. Preux def. Mauricio Rua via TKO (strikes) at :34 of round 1
Alan Jouban def. Warlley Alves via unanimous decision
Claudio Silva def. Leon Edwards via split decision
Dhiego Lima def. Jorge de Oliveira via unanimous decision
Juliana Lima def. Nina Ansaroff via unanimous decision
Undercard (FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET)
Diego Rivas def. Rodolfo Rubio via unanimous decision
Caio Magalhaes def. Trevor Smith via KO (hammerfists) at :31 of round 1
Thomas Almeida def. Tim Gorman via unanimous decision
Colby Covington def. Wagner Silva via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:26 of round 3
Leandro Silva def. Charlie Brenneman via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:15 of round 1
UFN 56 Bonuses ($50k)
Fight of the Night: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Performance of the Night: Ovince St. Preux and Leandro Silva