Ovins Saint-Pré was one step behind UFC Vegas 30 co-headliner each time and was stopped by Tanner Boeser, who was more than happy to seize the initiative after a couple of losses.
Saint-Preu did not show much activity in the first five minutes of the fight, it took him three minutes to parry the kicks that repeatedly crashed into his thigh. After failing to keep Boser on the canvas in the second, he was caught with a series of punches that tore off his legs.
The official stoppage time was 2:31 in the second round of the heavyweight competition, marking Saint-Pré’s second setback in the big men division after being defeated by Ben Rothwell. Bozer, meanwhile, pulled a skid out of two fights.
Take a look at the finish below.
Bozer, who turned down decisions in favor of Ilir Latifi and Andrei Arlovski in his previous games, came out aggressively and quickly took the lead. He broke Saint-Pré several times with his right hand, although he could not cause visible damage. It happened in the second round when one of his low kicks caused a stutter from Saint-Pré, who later secured the takedown.
With side control, Saint-Pré was in an excellent position to fire one of his patented Von Flue chokes. But Bozer was smart enough not to give up the full position.
The commentators paused after Bozer appeared to grab onto the fence before recuperating a few seconds later. Upon closer inspection, it was revealed that Bozer put his hand on the fence and pushed it as a lever, but did not seem to put his fingers inside the cage. The official result confirmed this conclusion and Boser was declared the winner.