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Strikeforce Challengers 13 Adds Ovince St. Preux vs. Ron Humphrey

Posted on by Ken Pishna

Strikeforce fighter Ovince St. Preux

Strikeforce fighter Ovince St. Preux

Three fights in seven weeks.

That’s where Ovince St. Preux finds himself after accepting a bout against Ron “Abongo” Humphrey for Strikeforce Challengers 13, which takes place Jan. 7 in Nashville.

Strikeforce officials confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. It was first reported by ESPN.com.

The bout is a late addition to the card after a slot opened up due to an injury to Yancy Medeiros. The undefeated Hawaiian had to withdraw from the card after suffering a knee injury. He was slated to face John Salter.

St. Preux (9-4) has been on a tear of late. He won all six of his fights in 2010, most recently on Dec. 4 against seasoned veteran Benji Radach. As mentioned, this will be his third fight in a seven-week stretch. A win here would likely propel him into the upper ranks of the promotion.

Starting his career at 6-0, Humphrey could be fighting for his roster spot with this fight. Although he has an impressive 7-2 record, Humphrey has lost two of his last three fights, sandwiching a win over George Bush with losses to Brett Rogers and Mike Kyle.

Welterweight contenders Tyron Woodley and Tarec Saffiedine headline Strikeforce Challengers 13 on Showtime, with a strong supporting cast that also includes a heavyweight battle between Daniel Cormier and Devin Cole.

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