Ovince St. Preux sets next fight

Updated: December 14, 2010, 1:56 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

When it comes to staying active, no one in mixed martial arts can match the pace of fast-rising light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux, who is scheduled to enter the cage on a Strikeforce-promoted card for the third time in six weeks.

St. Preux will face Abongo Humphrey on Jan. 7 in Nashville, Tenn., Strikeforce spokesman Mike Afromowitz told ESPN.com.

Welterweights Tyron Woodley and Tarec Saffiedine will square off in the main event. The show is scheduled to air on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET.

St. Preux (9-4-0) made his most recent cage appearance Dec. 4 in St. Louis, where he appeared on the undercard of "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu."

In that bout, St. Preux dominated Benji Radach en route to a very lopsided unanimous decision. The judges scored that fight 30-27, 30-26 and 30-25.

Just two weeks before his impressive outing against Radach, St. Pruex defeated Antwain Britt by unanimous decision in Jackson, Miss. "Ovince has been on fire of late," Afromowitz told ESPN.com. "He's shown tremendous resilience, being able to fight three times in less than two months.

St. Preux will look to extend his overall win streak to seven when he meets Humphrey, who is attempting to get back in the win column.

Humphrey (7-2-0) lost by submission in the second round to Mike Kyle during his most recent fight on July 23.

St. Preux's fight against Humphrey will mark his seventh appearance in less than a year. He fought six times during 2010.

Franklin McNeil covers mixed martial arts and boxing for ESPN.com.

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