VIDEO: Tanner Boser Earns Controversial Second Round T/KO Stoppage Over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Vegas 30

Published 06/26/2021, 6:46 PM EDT


Tanner Boser earned a second-round T/KO finish over Ovince Saint Preux at the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov. However, there were some controversies involved in it as well. At first look, it seemed like ‘The Bulldozer’ grabbed a hold of the Octagon fence before finishing Saint Preux.

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But, the replays confirmed that the finish was actually legit and there shouldn’t have been any controversy about it. There was a significant clash of heads between the two heavyweights, though. The sound of the clash was audible for the viewers on the television as well.

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With his win, Boser has managed to put an end to his two-fight skid in the UFC. Back-to-back losses to Andrei Arlovski and Ilir Latifi meant that the fight against OSP was almost a must-win for the Canadian.

Saint Preux, on the other hand, has now lost two in a row. Jamahal Hill knocked him out in his last fight at the light-heavyweight division. Unfortunately, as his return to the heavyweight division didn’t go to plan as well, he has a 40% record in his last 5 fights inside the UFC Octagon.

The finish puzzled experts like Daniel Cormier as well. However, the former UFC dual champion claimed that it was a massive win for Boser.

What’s next for Tanner Boser and Ovince Saint Preux?

Boser is a great prospect of the heavyweight division. And at only 29, he has lots of room for growth. His win against an established opponent like Saint Preux further proves his quality as a fighter. Hence, he should expect to face an opponent from the division’s upper echelon after tonight.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 27: (R-L) Tanner Boser punches Philipe Lins of Brazil in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Saint Preux, on the other hand, has looked very sloppy in his recent fights. And at 38, the chances of him recovering are slim to none. He doesn’t possess the power in his trikes anymore and his chin has become a suspect as well. Now, it remains to be seen if this was the final act of his UFC career.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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