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"Fast Eddie"

8-4-0

Justin Edwards

Justin "Fast Eddie" Edwards

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  • Given Name: Justin Ross Edwards
  • Professional MMA Record: 8-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Fast Eddie
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.01.26
  • Last Fight: January 15, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $82,000 USD
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Team Jorge Gurgel
  • Born: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Justin Edwards began his MMA training in 2006 the day after watching an MMA fight on TV  and decided he could do it as well. In October of that year Edwards made his amateur debut and went 6-0 before losing 3 straight. He decided to go pro after that and would again go on a 6 fight win streak.

Edwards was a replacement for Keon Caldwell on The Ultimate Fighter Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos. Edwards would face the future winner of the season Tony Ferguson but would lose via an upkick that knocked him out. He was set to fight in the wild card round but was not cleared in time for the fight. He would stay signed on with the UFC and make his debut against Clay Harvison on The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. He would lose a split decision but follow up with a Unanimous Decision victory over Jorge Lopez before dropping another decision to John Maguire. He would then sit out for a year before submitting Josh Neer at UFC on FX 5. He would next face highly touted Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 27. He lost by TKO in the first round. Edwards made his lightweight debut against Ramsey Nijem at UFC Fight Night 35, but would lose by unanimous decision. This marked the first time he had lost consecutive fights in his career and put his UFC record at 2-4.

Last updated 01.16.2014, 12:22 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ramsey Nijem
Ref: George Allen
UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.01.15
Odds: +135 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:23 Round 1 of 3
Brandon Thatch
Ref: Rob Hinds
UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2013.08.28
Odds: +220 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
UFC Fight Night 27 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Gunnar Nelson UFC on FUEL TV 7 2013.02.16
Reason: Edwards Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
0:45 Round 1 of 3
Josh Neer
Ref: Nick Gamst
UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2012.10.05
Odds: +255 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus, $40K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#44 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FX 5 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Stephen Thompson UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Edwards Injury
Cancelled Bout Mike Stumpf UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Stumpf Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
John Maguire
Ref: Leon Roberts
UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.11.05
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jorge Lopez
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.09.17
Odds: +320 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Clay Harvison
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2011.06.04
Odds: -210 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Marcus Ajian CNG Promotions 2010.06.25
Win | Submission | Choke Tony Parker Extreme IT Challenge 2010.04.10
Win | Submission | Armlock Davarius Scaife International Fighting Championship 2010.01.08
Win | Submission | Choke Dan Stittgen International Fighting Championship 2010.01.08
Win | Submission | Choke
4:12 Round 1 of 3
John Troyer
Bellator 5
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2009.05.01
Disclosed Pay: $4,000 ($2K Base, $2K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Josh Rafferty Extreme Challenge 2008.11.21

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