Ovince St. Preux Steps in for Cummins, Faces Corey Anderson at UFC 217 in New York

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 19, 2017


Ovince St. Preux has replaced Patrick Cummins and will meet Corey Anderson at UFC 217.

Multiple outlets confirmed the change to the light heavyweight bout following an initial report from Newsday. Earlier this week, Cummins revealed that a "mutant staph infection” would prevent him from competing on the Nov. 4 card.

UFC 217 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York and is headlined by a middleweight championship clash between Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre. Additionally, Cody Garbrandt will put the bantamweight strap on the line against T.J. Dillashaw, while Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends the strawweight crown against Rose Namajunas.

St. Preux enters the bout on a two-fight winning streak. Most recently, he became the first person in promotion history to win three bouts via Von Flue choke when he submitted Yushin Okami with the maneuver at UFC Fight Night 117 on Sept. 22.

Anderson is coming off a first-round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 107 on March 18. Prior to that defeat, “Overtime” had been victorious in four of his last five Octagon appearances.

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