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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: 32 | Date of Birth: 1983.01.26
  • Last Fight: January 15, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: JG MMA Academy
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $82,000 USD
  • 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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Justin Edwards MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Joe Proctor
8-4-0 10-3-0

UFC Fight Night 68: Cormier vs. Bader
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.06.06
Cancelled Bout Yancy Medeiros UFC 177 2014.08.30
Reason: Edwards Hand Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ramsey Nijem
8-3-0 7-4-0

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 | Referee: George Allen
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:23 Round 1 of 3

Brandon Thatch
8-2-0 9-1-0

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 | Referee: Rob Hinds
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
7-2-0 33-11-1

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 | Referee: Nick Gamst
#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
7-1-0 16-3-0

UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.11.05
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jorge Lopez
6-1-0 11-1-0

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 | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Clay Harvison
6-0-0 8-2-0

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 | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Submission | Choke

Marcus Ajian

Ohio Regional

2010.06.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Tony Parker

Ohio Regional

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
1-0-0 8-3-0

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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