UFC 159 results: Ovince St. Preux wins majority technical decision over Gian Villante after eyepoke

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

A somewhat ugly Light Heavyweight bout ended oddly when referee Kevin Mulhall called the fight only a few seconds after Villante was poked in the eye.

Gian Villante and Ovince St. Preux stepped into the cage on the UFC 159 prelims for their Light Heavyweight fight.

The two exchanged kicks to start the fight out. Villante caught a low kick from St. Preux, but was unable to get the takedown. They separated before St. Preux jumped in swinging hooks and had Gian rocked. Ovince tried to capitalize but Villante was able to clinch up and recover. Ref stopped the action so some loose tape could be cut from Gian's handwrap.

Villante tripped OSP with a leg kick in the opening exchange of round 2. St. Preux telegraphed a double-leg attempt and got grabbed up by Villante. Gian landed some solid shots coming out of the clinch and both men are looking exhausted already. St. Preux landed a solid straight left that backed Villante up for a second.

Villante with a series of leg kicks to start the final round before he ate an eyepoke from St. Preux. The referee asked Villante if he could see and the fighter responded "No." Immediate stoppage from referee Kenin Mulhall.

Ovince St. Preux wins majority technical decision over Gian Villante.


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