Ovince St. Preux Gets Third New Foe, Meets Antonio Trocoli at UFC 282
Ovince St. Preux will remain on the UFC 282 card against a third different opponent, as the light heavyweight veteran will now square off against Antonio Trocoli on Dec. 10.
Multiple outlets have confirmed the new booking, and it has been updated on broadcast partner ESPN’s event page. St. Preux was booked first against Alexander Gustafsson and then against Philipe Lins before both opponents withdrew from the card for undisclosed reasons.
UFC 282 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a showdown for the vacant light heavyweight title between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev.
A veteran of 28 Octagon appearances, St. Preux is coming off a split-decision victory over Mauricio Rua in a rematch at UFC 274 this past May. “OSP” will look to put together his first winning streak since besting Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Yushin Okami and Corey Anderson in succession in 2017.
Trocoli has competed just once since a 2019 appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series resulted in a no contest. In his last outing, the 31-year-old Brazilian submitted Reslley Menezes in the opening stanza to improve his career mark to 12-3.
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