Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante signed for UFC 159

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Two Strikeforce veterans will make their UFC debuts against one another in April.

Ovince St. Preux will meet Gian Villante in light heavyweight action at UFC 159, Newsday reported Thursday.

UFC 159, headlined by Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen for the UFC light heavyweight title, airs live on pay-per-view on April 27 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

According to the report, the 205-pound tilt will "most likely" air on the FX prelims.

St. Preux (12-5) went 6-1 inside the Strikeforce hexagon. His lone loss came against contender Gegard Mousasi in Dec. 2011.

After losing his first two Strikeforce fights, Villante (10-3), a native of Long Island, N.Y., won his last three fights in a row.

The fight also features a battle between two former college football players. OSP was a linebacker at the University of Tennessee, while Villante also starred as a linebacker at Hofstra University.

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