MMA Coach’s Corner: An inside look at Ovince Saint Preux’s win over Ryan Jimmo and upcoming main event with Ryan Bader

Well, I know that these blog posts are sporadic at best, but as the world is finding out I’ve been kinda busy in Knoxville. After this weekend’s fights in Vancouver for UFC 174, my student Ovince Saint Preux is now 4-0 in the UFC. All four of those fights have ended due to stoppage, with … Read more

MMA Coach’s Corner: An inside look at Ovince Saint Preux’s UFC Fight Night 26 victory

After Vince’s last fight with Gian Villante, we as a camp had a deep certainty that the fight Vince had wasn’t anywhere close to the best fight Vince had inside of him, and so we set about radically reshaping the training going into his next camp.

MMA Coach’s Corner: Our UFC 159 fight experience

Ovince St. Preux UFC 159

This last weekend, it was my pleasure to coach my student Ovince Saint Preux in his first UFC fight. I have been the chief second three times before with Rafaello Oliveira, but this was the first time I had taken a guy from zero martial arts knowledge all the way to the UFC.

Interview: Knoxville MMA’s Evgeny Zotov on fighting in Road to Glory tournament

Professional kickboxing’s biggest promotion GLORY is looking for the best kickboxing talent in the US and they’ve created a tournament series format to find that talent – the Road to Glory. The series includes six big tournaments in six different weight classes all happening within the first five months of 2013 in cities throughout the United States.

Ovince St. Preux signs multi-fight deal with Strikeforce

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ovince St. Preux (6-4), the former Tenneessee Vol linebacker who has been touted as one of the hot up-and-coming light heavyweight fighters to watch, has signed a multi-fight contract with Strikeforce. ProMMAnow.com was notified of the news Thursday by St. Preux’s manager, Joey Zonar. The news does not come as a surprise … Read more