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Who won Preux vs Lins?
Philipe Lins beat Ovince St. Preux by during the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield, on Saturday 18th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Philipe Lins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Preux vs Lins stats
Ovince St. Preux stepped into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Philipe Lins made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Lins had a slight advantage in power over St. Preux, with a 53% knock out percentage over St. Preux's 46%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested St. Preux had a slight advantage over Lins, with a 31% submission rate over Lins' 27%.
Ovince St. Preux was the older man by 2 years, at 40 years old.
St. Preux had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lins. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
St. Preux was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 year and 1 month later than Lins, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 49 more professional rounds, 91 to Lins' 42.
Preux vs Lins form
Ovince St. Preux had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nikita Krylov at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by in the 2nd round at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Dominick Reyes at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Tyson Pedro at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
He had been beaten by Ilir Latifi at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Lins had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Marcin Prachnio at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade on 23rd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Josh Copeland at PFL 2018 #11 on 31st December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had won against Jared Rosholt at PFL 2018 #8 on 5th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.
He had beat Alex Nicholson at PFL 2018 #4 on 19th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Philipe Lins had been fighting more than Ovince St. Preux.
Going to this contest, Ovince St. Preux had last fought 4 years, 1 month and 29 days ago, while Philipe Lins' last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 3 days ago.
St. Preux's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Lins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Preux vs Lins?
Ovince St. Preux was a 37/20 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Philipe Lins made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-230) with oddsmakers.