Ex-University of Tennessee linebacker to fight in state’s first-ever pro MMA event

The XTREME FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP will be holding XFC 7: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOX this Friday, February 20 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. One of the local stars who will appear on the card is former UT Vols linebacker and special teams ace, Ovince St. Preux. The XFC sent PRO MMA (promma.info) the following press release this morning regarding St. Preux:

Ovince St. Preux Goes from the Gridiron to the Steel Cage at XFC 7: “School of Hard Knox” on Friday, February 20 at Thompson-Boling Arena

Knoxville, TN: One of the lesser-known specialties in football is “wedge-busting” on special teams. Considered by The Sporting News the most violent position in all of football, the “wedge-buster” takes the field on punt and kickoff coverage, sprints at full speed, locates the wall of blockers trying to protect the returner, and then – boom! – sacrifices his body to take down the wall, allowing his defenders to tackle the returner. It’s arguably the most underappreciated aspect of the game, and often the cause of football’s most teeth-rattling collisions.

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