Notable 205lb’ers Ryan Spann and Ovince St. Preux are the next addition to the UFC’s trip to Houston this February.
A light heavyweight showdown between former title contender Ovince St. Preux and Ryan Spann is heading to Houston. MMA Junkie was first to report that St. Preux vs. Spann was targeted for February 8, which is rumored to be a PPV event in the Texas city.
While no official announcement has been made by the UFC, if the card is in fact a PPV event, it would work out to be UFC 247.
Ovince St. Preux (24–13) snapped a two-fight losing streak in September when he defeated Michał Oleksiejczuk at UFC Copenhagen. Prior to that win, he’d suffered losses to Nikita Krylov (via submission) and Dominick Reyes (via decision). OSP is now nearly four years removed from battling Jon Jones for the interim light heavyweight title, and has gone 5-5 since that fight.
Ryan Spann (17-5) will enter the Houston bout on a seven-fight win streak, dating back to his time in LFA. He has not lost since an appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017, opposite Karl Roberson. Spann would work his way to a second tryout on the show the following year, and made the most of it. He’s now won his first three UFC bouts, against Luis Henrique, Little Nog, and Devin Clark.