Ovince St. Preux | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Up-and-coming light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux has inked a deal with Alchemist Management.
The management company, which is based in Los Angeles and headed by rapper MC Hammer, announced the news Wednesday via press release. St. Preux joins a growing stable of Alchemist talent, including Nate Marquardt, Brendan Schaub and Tim Kennedy.
St. Preux has been on a roll as of late, racking up a seven-fight winning streak, with four of those victories coming inside the Strikeforce cage. A former linebacker at the University of Tennessee, “OSP” debuted for the San Jose-based promotion at Strikeforce “Nashville” in March, disposing of opponent Chris Hawk by TKO in just 47 seconds. The 27-year-old would return to Strikeforce in November to outpoint Antwain Britt at “Challengers 12.”
In an impressive display of durability, St. Preux reentered the cage twice in the next seven weeks, grinding out unanimous decision victories over Benji Radach and Ron “Abongo” Humphrey on Dec. 4 and Jan. 7, respectively.
Though St. Preux has looked sharp as of late, the Haitian American began his career inauspiciously. Prior to 2010, St. Preux sported just a 3-4 professional record, having been bested by the likes of former UFC talent Rodney Wallace and Strikeforce Challengers competitor Virgil Zwicker before joining Strikeforce last year.