UFC 159 Result: Ovince St. Preux defeats Gian Villante after accidental eye poke

In a battle of Strikeforce alums, Ovince St. Preux won a majority technical decision over Gian Villante after an accidental eye poke in the third round.UFC 159 Poster

In the opening round, St.Preux was able to take the round with his strikes and out landed Villante 37-16 in total strikes and 27 of those strikes were considered significant.

As the second round started, St.Preux appeared to be losing his gas tank and Villante was able to land more of his strikes then he did in the opening round.

In the final round, St.Preux accidentally poked Villante in his left eye and the referee did not seem to see the eye poke. Once Villante covered up his eye, referee Kevin Mulhall asked the fighter if he could see and he responded by saying he could not and the fight was stopped.

With the fight being stopped by an accidental eye poke, the fight went to the judges and St.Preux won on two of the three scorecards, with one judge scoring the fight a draw.

UFC 159 Results:
Ovince St. Preux def. Gian Villante via majority technical decision (30-28, 30-29, 29-29)
Sara McMann def. Sheila Gaff via TO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:06
Bryan Caraway def. Johnny Bedford via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 4:44
Cody McKenzie def. Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Steven Siler def. Kurt Holobaugh via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)