Ovince Saint Preux steps in to face Jon Jones at UFC 197

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

After news broke that Daniel Cormier was injured and would no longer be able to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship against Jon Jones at UFC 197, there was much speculation as to who the UFC would select as a fill-in opponent for Jones.

While initial reports were that the UFC had offered the fight to Anthony Johnson, he was unable to take the fight due to recently undergoing mouth surgery.

While on SportsCenter, UFC President Dana White announced that Ovince Saint Preux would be stepping in on short notice to fight Jones at UFC 197. In addition, it was announced that the fight will in fact be an interim title fight.

Saint Preux is 7-2 in his UFC career, with his most recent win coming by decision over Rafael Cavalcante. That win put OSP back in the win column after having his 2-fight wins streak snapped at the hands of Glover Teixeira.

With the new UFC 197 main event being Jones vs. Saint Preux, how do you see it playing out?

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