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UFC 274: Rua vs St. Preux 05/07/2022 Preview, Fight Analysis and Spread

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UFC 274 Rua vs St. Preux 05-07-2022 Preview Fight Analysis and Spread

UFC 274: Rua vs St. Preux 05/07/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a stacked fight card to begin the month with UFC 274 taking place this Saturday, May 7. This event will happen inside the walls of the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscriptions are great ways to witness the matches at home. Charles Oliveira is the biggest attraction for this evening as he defends the UFC lightweight title against Dustin Gaethje in the main event. Also on the main card is Marcio Rua who will be fighting Ovince Saint Preux at light heavyweight. This match is seen in UFC fight odds to favor the younger Ovince Saint Preux over Mauricio Rua.

UFC 274: Rua vs St. Preux 05/07/2022

When:Saturday, May 7, 8:00 PM ET
Where:Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC 274: Rua vs St. Preux 05/07/2022 Odds

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Mauricio Rua+205Ovince St. Preux-245

Main Card

Mauricio Rua

Mauricio Rua has one of the most recognizable ring names in β€œShogun” and this fighter hails from Curitiba, Parana in Brazil. He trains at the Universidade Da Luta fight stable and will represent them in this match. Rua is a 40-year-old fight veteran who made a living competing in the light heavyweight division. His professional record is at a vast 27-12 and 21 of those wins came from knockouts while only having one submission victory. Heading to this match, β€œShogun” last competed in UFC 255 and it was against Paul Craig. He got knocked out in the second round but prior to that, he won over rival Antonio Rogerio Nogueira back in July 2020.

Ovince St. Preux

Ovince St. Preux is a 39-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Knoxville, Tennessee in the United States. This fighter has been polishing his fighting skills at his own Knoxville MMA stable. St. Preux has an interesting ring name as the β€œOSP” and this fighter naturally competes in the heavyweight division. His professional record is 25-16 and a dozen of his wins came from knockouts. It has been a tough stretch for St. Preux for the past few years as he only won one match in four bouts. His most recent losses were back-to-back knockouts coming from Jamahal Hill and Tanner Boser.

Rua vs St. Preux Betting Numbers

St. Preux
Last FightLossLoss
CountryBrazilUnited States
Weight (lbs)205205
Reach (in)7680
Win by KO/TKO78%48%
Win by Submission4%32%
Strikes landed per minute3.572.65
Striking accuracy50%46%
Striking absorbed per minute2.713.07
Striking defense54%45%
Takedown average2.121.21
Takedown accuracy48%38%
Takedown defense47%66%
Submission average0.800.60

Rua vs St. Preux Betting Picks

There are countless hours of octagon experience between both fighters and this should be a chess match. According to the top online sportsbook, Ovince St. Preux will avoid getting into a losing streak against Mauricio Rua. This should reach the judges’ scorecards.