Ovince St. Preux vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk Announced for UFC Copenhagen

Ovince Saint Preux UFC Saitama (UFC Fight Night 117)
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Ovince St. Preux will look to turn things around when he returns to the octagon at UFC Copenhagen in September, against Michal Oleksiejczuk.

The UFC’s return to Denmark has begun to take shape, with the latest addition coming in the light heavyweight division. On Monday, UFC officials announced that former interim title contender Ovince St. Preux would meet Poland’s Michal Oleksiejczuk on the UFC Copenhagen card.

The fight will see St. Preux (23-13) looking to snap a two-fight losing streak. ‘OSP’ has dropped bouts to both Dominick Reyes and Nikita Krylov, the latter a submission defeat at UFC 236. Overall, St. Preux is 1-3 in his past four fights, and has struggled to stay consistent over the past few years.

Oleksiejczuk (14-2, 1NC) is currently on a 2-fight win streak in the UFC, and has not lost a bout since 2015. His debut fight in the promotion came against Khalil Rountree Jr, a unanimous decision win overturned to a No Contest after Oleksiejczuk failed a drug test. After sitting out a year, he returned this past February, finishing Gian Villante by TKO. That was followed up by a knockout of Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Night 119 in April.

UFC Copenhagen, a.k.a. UFC Fight Night 160/UFC on ESPN+ 18, takes place September 28, 2019 at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. The card is expected to be headlined by Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier at middleweight.