Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to UFC Fight Pass and FXX this
weekend (Fri., Sept. 22, 2017) when UFC Fight Night 117: “Saint Preux vs. Okami” storms Saitama Super Arena
in Saitama, Japan. sportsliveall.com’s Patrick Stumberg kicks off the UFC Fight Night 117 “Prelims” party with
the first installment of a two-part undercard preview series below.
This Friday evening (Sept. 22, 2017), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Saitama Super Arena
in Saitama, Japan, with a decidedly offbeat main event. One-time interim Light Heavyweight title challenger
Ovince Saint Preux faces Yushin Okami, while Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade duke it out in UFC Fight
Night 117’s co-main event. And, of course, former GLORY champion Gokhan Saki makes his Octagon debut against Luis Henrique da Silva.
UFC Fight Night 117
Saint Preux vs Okami
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 10pm ET/7pm PT on FXX
Venue: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
It’s back to FXX for the first time in a while for both the main card and three of the “Prelims” undercard matches. Let’s see what we’ve got to look forward to.
Three vicious knockouts in his first four UFC appearances, plus a blood-and-guts war with Tarec Saffiedine on short notice, earned Lim a spot on the fringe of the 170-pound elite. “The Ace” has since struggled to match that
early success, suffering stoppage losses to Neil Magny and Mike Perry in his last two fights.
“The Ace,” a brawler by trade, just lost a brawl last time out. Even putting aside the sort of damage that
could do to his confidence, his cardio remains a significant liability. He’s also there to be hit just as
much as Abe is and has suffered far more wear-and-tear. Expect a fun, back-and-forth fight before Lim
starts to slow and Abe finds the mark with a big right hand