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UFC 217: Ovince Saint Preux to replace Patrick Cummins vs. Corey Anderson at MSG

Ovince Saint Preux celebrates defeating Patrick Cummins by

Ovince Saint Preux celebrates defeating Patrick Cummins by KO in their light heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, N.J. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Trautwig

Ovince Saint Preux asked.

Ovince Saint Preux received.

“Hey Corey, looks like you lost your partner & I’m sitting here without a fight, Nov. 4 I’m your guy,” the UFC light heavyweight tweeted early Thursday afternoon.

A few hours later, Saint Preux had his fight booked, according to a UFC official. He will replace Patrick Cummins, out with a staph infection, against Corey Anderson at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 4.

Saint Preux (21-10) is coming off a first-round submission of Yushin Okami last month.

Anderson (10-3), a Season 19 “Ultimate Fighter” winner, lost his last fight in March by first-round knockout to Jimi Manuwa.

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