Yves Edwards UFC

Yves Edwards

Yves Edwards is a retired lightweight fighter.

Edwards most recently fought Luis Palomino in Bellator, defeating him via unanimous decision.

He next returned to the UFC after a long time away to replace Efrain Escudero against John Gunderson. He defeated Gunderson via dominant unanimous decision victory.

He was next set to fight Melvin Guillard, but Kenny Florian was injured and Guillard moved up to the main card to replace Florian in the main event against Evan Dunham. Edwards instead faced undefeated guillotine machine Cody McKenzie. Edwards choked McKenzie unconscious in the second round with a rear-naked choke to hand McKenzie his first official loss.

He next faced Sam Stout, losing via brutal first-round knockout.

He next faced Rafaello Oliveira in a clear loser-leaves-town bout. Edwards defeated Oliveira via brutal second round technical knockout.

Edwards next signed to face the heavy-handed TUF winner Tony Ferguson. Ferguson won a hard-fought, close decision over Edwards; both men looked very promising in the bout.

Edwards next signed to face WEC veteran Donald Cerrone. Unfortunately he was injured and replaced by Jeremy Stephens.

After recovering, Edwards next faced Stephens knocking him out in the very first round and earning Knockout of the Night honors.

Edwards next signed to face UFC newcomer and Strikeforce veteran Isaac Vallie-Flagg. Edwards lost a close split decision to Vallie-Flagg.

Edwards was next set to face returning veteran Spencer Fisher. Fisher was injured and replaced by striker Daron Cruickshank. Cruickshank defeated Edwards via a forgettable split decision.

After recovering Edwards next signed to fight Yancy Medeiros. Medeiros knocked out Edwards in the first round. However, Medeiros tested positive for marijuana after the bout and the win was overturned to a no-contest.

Edwards next signed to fight Piotr Hallmann in a potential loser leaves town type matchup. Hallmann defeated Edwards via a third round rear-naked choke submission.

Edwards received one last chance against Akbarh Arreola losing via quick armbar submission before retiring from MMA.


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