The Knoxville MMA representative bounced back from a submission
loss to Ilir Latifi
in February and did so in sizzling fashion, as he tapped Tyson Pedro
with a straight armbar in the
UFC Fight Night 132 co-headliner on June 23 in Kallang,
Singapore. St. Preux, 35, overcame a rough start, lured Pedro into
his trap and cashed in when the time was right. He has compiled an
11-6 record since joining the UFC roster in April 2013, proving
himself a worthy contender and gatekeeper in the light heavyweight
division. The only men to defeat St. Preux inside the Octagon?
Oezdemir, Jimi Manuwa,
Teixeira and Ryan Bader.
His victory over Pedro moves him to No. 10 in the latest
Sherdog.com divisional rankings and bumps the struggling Misha
Cirkunov to the list of contenders.
Meanwhile, inactivity has forced shakeups in other weight classes.
Absent from the MMA scene since November 2016, Connor McGregor
exits the lightweight rankings after an extended stay at or near
the top of the division. His departure clears the way for Gregor
Gillespie, a four-time NCAA All-American wrestler and onetime
national champion who has raced out to a 12-0 start to his