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Who won Oezdemir vs Preux?
Volkan Oezdemir beat Ovince St. Preux by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Night 104, on Saturday 4th February 2017 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Volkan Oezdemir.
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).
Oezdemir vs Preux stats
Volkan Oezdemir stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Ovince St. Preux made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Oezdemir had a large advantage in power over St. Preux, boasting at 75% knock out percentage over St. Preux's 53%.
Volkan Oezdemir was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
St. Preux had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Oezdemir was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 11 months later than St. Preux, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 44 less professional rounds, 41 to St. Preux's 85.
Oezdemir vs Preux form
Volkan Oezdemir had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by split decision in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
He had beat Misha Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.