Valor 41’s Christopher Wright: ‘Let’s Go!’

Before Christopher Wright headlines Valor Fights 41 against rising bantamweight prospect Dylan Cala on March 18 in Elizabethton, Tenn., LIVE on FloCombat, the former University of Tennessee cross-country runner sat down with ProMMANow. How did you find MMA to begin with? I didn’t find mixed martial arts; mixed martial arts found me. One day I was … Read more

Ovince Saint Preux expecting toughest fight of career against Gian Villante at UFC 159

Former University of Tennessee linebacker and Strikeforce veteran Ovince Saint Preux (12-5) makes his long-awaited UFC debut this Saturday at UFC 159 in New Jersey when he takes on fellow Strikeforce vet Gian Villante (10-3).

Exclusive: Interview with new UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux

A recent report came out listing Strikeforce fighters that were headed to the UFC. One name glaringly missing from that list was former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince Saint Preux who came up through the Strikeforce Challengers ranks and left of trail of knocked out, submitted and beaten veterans in his wake.

Ovince St. Preux adds to knockout streak with 8 second KO of UFC veteran Jason Day

This past weekend, Ovince St. Preux (7-4 MMA, 1-0 SF) faced off against the very tough UFC veteran Jason “Dooms” Day (18-10 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada, and needed a mere 8 seconds to walk away with yet another impressive victory. The bout headlined the Evolution Fighting Championships 5 “Summer Rumble” show on … Read more

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

Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) brings first-ever pro mixed martial arts fight card in Tennessee history to Knoxville on Feb. 20

Knoxville, TN – For the first time in Tennessee sports history, the state’s Athletic Commission has approved a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card. XFC, the Southeast’s largest independent MMA promotion and the company dedicated to launching the careers of the champions of tomorrow, is pleased to announce that XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” will be held on Friday, February 20 in Knoxville, Tennessee’s 21 thousand-capacity Thompson-Boling Arena. This will be the first-ever professional MMA event sanctioned anywhere in Tennessee.

“Rarely can a fight card be considered historic even before the first bell chimes,” said John Prisco, president of XFC, “but February 20 will signal a brand new era in Tennessee Mixed Martial Arts. And I’m so ecstatic that we’ll be able to offer Tennessee sports fans a night of outstanding cage fights that’s truly worthy of the historic moment. We’re going to be showcasing some of the greatest emerging talent in the entire world of MMA – and the next generation of superstars.”

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