On Saturday August 16, the UFC held UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St.Preux from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

In the night’s main event light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince St.Preux battled to move up the light heavyweight hierarchy. Bader (17-4) came in riding a two fight winning streak with decision nods over Rafael Cavalcante and Anthony Perosh since his most recent loss a year ago to most recent light heavyweight title challenger, Glover Teixiera. St.Preux (16-5) got his first main event slot as a member of the UFC in only his fifth octagon appearance. St.Preux is unbeaten in his four fights with the promotion and has finished three straight opponents.

 

In the night’s co-main event perennial lightweight contenders, Ross Pearson and Gray Maynard, faced off. Pearson (15-7) was coming off a highly controversial split decision loss to Diego Sanchez and a no contest against Melvin Guillard. Before that Pearson had back-to-back TKO victories upon returning to 155 pounds after a brief stint at featherweight. Maynard (11-3-1) was trying to get his career back on track. The former title challenger had lost three of his last four bouts by TKO and had last stepped in the cage nine months ago against Nick Diaz. Before the recent rough patch, Maynard was unbeaten in his first ten bouts.

The rest of the main card featured tough-as-nails middleweights, Tim Boetsch and Brad Tavares. Welterweight, Alan Jouban, made his UFC debut against Seth Baczynski. Heavyweight sluggers, Shawn Jordan and Jack May, went toe-to-toe and featherweights, Robbie Peralta and Thiago Tavares kicked off the main card.

For a full recap and results of the event, click http://themmacorner.com/2014/08/16/ultimate-fight-night-bader-vs-saint-preux-results/

Above are video highlights of the co-main event between Gray Maynard and Ross Pearson.(courtesy of the UFC)

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux
Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson
Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban
Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May
Robbie Peralta vs. Thiago Tavarez

Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card

Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy
Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson
Frankie Saenz vs. Nolan Ticman

About The Author

Trey Downey
Staff Writer

A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.