By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
For the second straight weekend, the UFC holds an event at a venue for the third-time. Last Sunday, they held an event at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on the University of Texas campus.
They are hosting their third UFC event, UFC on Fox 28, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday night. This is their first event at the Amway Center since Dec. 19, 2015 when UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 took place.
Their inaugural event took place on April 19th, 2014 when the UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne happened.
Mike Perry faces Max Griffin in the first bout of the main card. This will be a welterweight bout.
Perry, 26, brings an 11-2 record into the fight. “Platinum” lost his last fight on UFC on Fox 26 against Santiago Ponzinibbio via a unanimous decision on Dec. 16, 2017. He has not won a bout since knocking out via knees Alex Reyes in the first-round at UFC Fight Night 116 – Rockhold vs. Branch on Sept. 16, 2017.
Griffin, 32, is 13-4 in his MMA career. “Pain” also lost his last bout, as he lost via unanimous decision to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 119 – Brunson vs. Santos on Oct. 28, 2017.
He has not won since defeating Erick Montano in the first-round with a knockout via punches at UFC Fight Night 98 – dos Anjos vs. Ferguson on Nov. 5, 2016.
Ovince Saint Preux will fight in the light heavyweight bout on the main card. The former Tennessee Volunteers football player will face Ilir Latifi.
Saint Preux, 34, comes into this bout with a 22-10 record. He has won his past three fights, defeating Corey Anderson, Yushin Okami, and Marcos Rogerio de Lima.
“OSP” has had two of those wins by submission and another by knockout. The powerful puncher has ten wins by knockout.
He has not lost since being defeated by Volkan Oezdemir by a split decision at UFC Fight Night 104 – Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie on Feb. 4, 2017.
Latifi, 34, comes into the light heavyweight bout with a 13-5 record. “The Sledgehammer” won his last fight, as he defeated Tyson Pedro at UFC 215 – Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 via a unanimous decision on Sept. 9, 2017.
He has not lost since being defeated by Ryan Bader, who now fights for Bellator MMA, when he lost in the second-round at UFC Fight Night 93 – Arlovski vs. Barrett via knockout by knees on Sept. 3, 2016.
Jessica Andrade comes into her women’s strawweight bout with a 17-6 record. “Bate Estaca” who has five wins by knockout, won her last fight as she defeated Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 117 – St. Preux vs. Okami on Sept. 22, 2017.
The 26-year-old Brazilian has not lost since she was defeated by Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision at UFC 211 – Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2 on May 13, 2017.
Tecia Torres, 28, is 10-1 prior to Saturday’s co-main event. “The Tiny Tornado,” who is 28-years-old has won her last three fights, defeating Bec Rawlings, Juliana Lima, and Michelle Waterson.
The Florida native lost her last fight to Rosa Namajumas via a unanimous decision at UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans on April 16, 2016.
Josh Emmett is fighting Jeremy Stephens in the main event at featherweight. The 32-year-old Emmett is 13-1 in his MMA career.
The California naive has won his last two bouts, defeating Ricardo Lamas and Felipe Arantes. Emmett has not lost since losing to Desmond Green via split decision at UFC 210 on April 8, 2017.
Stephens fights in the main event with a 27-14 record. “Lil’ Heathen” has defeated Doo Ho Choi and Gilbert Melendez in his past two bouts.
The 31-year-old Iowa native has not lost since being defeated by Renato Molcano via a split decision at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis on April 15th, 2017.
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