Biography(references)Saint Preux was born in Immokalee, Florida, to Haitian immigrant parents. During his senior year in football, he registered 75 tackles, including a school-record 18 sacks, and was named All-State. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in sociology, and began to train in kickboxing and submission grappling. After two unsuccessful attempts at professional football, Saint Preux gave up the sport and began to take an interest in martial arts as a form of training. Saint Preux attributes his confidence in the ring to his membership in Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Performance of the Night (Seven times) vs. Nikita Krylov, Maurício Rua, Yushin Okami, Corey Anderson, Tyson Pedro, Michał Oleksiejczuk, and Alonzo Menifield
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Glover Teixeira
UFC: Most Von Flue choke submission victories in UFC history (4)
UFC: Tied for second most submission victories in UFC Light Heavyweight division history (5) (w. Jon Jones, Paul Craig and Misha Cirkunov)
UFC: Second most stoppage wins in UFC Light Heavyweight division history (11)
UFC: Tied (with Jon Jones and Maurício Rua) for most bouts in UFC Light Heavyweight history
MMAJunkie.com: 2015 April Knockout of the Month vs. Patrick Cummins
MMAJunkie.com: 2019 September Submission of the Month vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
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