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Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira headlines UFC Fight Night in Nashville

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Ovince Saint Preux is coming home to Tennessee.

The light heavyweight contender from Knoxville will take his next step up the light heavyweight ladder when he meets veteran Glover Teixeira in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event in Nashville on Aug. 8.

MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani broke the news of the bout on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.

The 31-year-old Saint Preux (18-6) has won seven of his last eight bouts. The past two have been memorable finishes. On Nov. 8, he went to Brazil and needed just 34 seconds to stop Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Then on the April 18 UFC on FOX card, Saint Preux was losing the first round to Pat Cummins, but caught a charging Cummins with a sneaky uppercut to knock him out and win the fight.

Teixeira (22-4), meanwhile, looks to get back on track after a rough year. Teixeira took a 20-fight win streak into his UFC 172 challenge to Jon Jones' light heavyweight belt, only to lose on 50-45 scores. He then dropped a one-sided decision to Phil Davis at UFC 179, and had to pull out of a planned February fight with Rashad Evans due to a knee injury.

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