WATCH: OSP Wins by Rare Von Flue Choke… AGAIN

By Dazzler
WATCH: OSP Wins by Rare Von Flue Choke… AGAIN

It Might be Time to Rename This the Saint Preux Choke…

Ovince Saint-Preux is one of the most confusing MMA fighters on the planet. There’s no doubting his physical attributes but it’s fair to say that he’s fallen short at unfortunate stages of his light-heavyweight career. One thing that he is an absolute master of though is the Von Flue choke.

This is a rare submission in MMA that has only been successfully achieved six times in the promotion’s history. OSP is directly responsible for four of them. The Haitian-American has the perfect body frame for this move and incredibly managed to pull it off against Poland’s Michal Oleksiejczuk. The pair were fighting on UFC Copenhagen’s main card.

The win came totally out of the blue as Oleksiejczuk had dominated the fight up until that point. He outstruck OSP on the feet in the first round, but in the second, he managed to pull a submission out of the bag. Check out the scintillating finish below.

Main Card

Elsewhere on the main card, Denmark’s Nicholas Dalby secured a comeback win against Brazil’s Alex Oliveira. It was a tale of redemption for Dalby who had been released by the UFC four years ago. As a result, he fell into depression and became an alcoholic. However, he was able to get clean and made his way back up the ladder through Europe’s Cage Warriors promotion.

Now back in the UFC, he outpointed ‘Cowboy’ to take the well-deserved decision. It’s one of the most inspiring stories to come out of the UFC in a long time. Dalby called out Mike Perry after the fight. That would be a great scrap for both men if it were to come off. It’s worth mentioning though that “Platinum” is currently recuperating from injuries.


Elsewhere on the main card, popular Icelandic fighter Gunnar Nelson lost by decision to Brazil’s Gilbert Burns. It effectively kills off any chance of ‘Gunni’ going on a welterweight title run. He was quite simply physically dominated by the former lightweight, who had biceps the size of Nelson’s head. It was a frustrating night for the Mjolnir MMA man as he was unable to get his highly-vaunted BJJ game going.

Meanwhile, Khalil Rountree Jr. saw his momentum abruptly punctured by Moldova’s Ion Cutelaba. If you listen to Joe Rogan you’ll have heard him raving about the American’s striking progress since his move to Thailand. Well, unfortunately for him it didn’t work here. He started well but got taken down and smashed with brutal elbows. And that was all she wrote.

Main Event

In the main event, Jared Cannonier caused a bit of a local upset by beating Jack Hermansson. Copenhagen is literally connected to Sweden by a sea-bridge so there was a partisan crowd supporting their fighter. Cannonier got the first-round TKO and puts himself close to contention for a title shot.

It’s amazing what a single win can do in MMA. He’s definitely the dark horse in the division right now.