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“The Thugjitsu Master’s” Booked for UFC “Fight for the Troops III”

Yves Edwards

The upcoming, November 6th “Fight for the Troops III” has its 12th addition, as the UFC has announced that Yves Edwards will throw down with Yancy Medeiros at the event. The card, which also goes by UFC Fight Night 31, will be hosted by Kentucky’s Fort Campbell.

“The Thugjitsu Master” will be looking to end a two fight losing skid, as Edwards is coming off back-to-back losses to Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Daron Cruickshank. That said, both bouts were ridiculously competitive, evidenced by the fact they were split decisions. Prior to the losses Edwards KO’d Jeremy Stephens in highlight reel fashion at UFC on FOX 5 last December. The 36 year-old carries a record of 42-20-1. You don’t come across records with that many fights very often these days.

Medeiros made his Octagon debut at UFC 159 in April (Edwards had his in 2001…), and lost by TKO to Rustam Khabilov, due to a dislocated thumb he incurred shortly into the fight. Prior to that the 26 year-old had won nine straight scraps, which included two victories in Strikeforce.

UFC FN 31 will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and will feature former light-heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida fighting middleweight Tim Kennedy in the main event.

The promotion has also announced Sunday that middleweight Tom Watson has dropped out of UFC FN 30 in Manchester due to injury. Magnus Cedenblad has agreed to step in and will face Alessio Sakara at the October 26th card.

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