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Yves Edwards vs. Cody McKenzie

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Mmaweekly large Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards
Mmaweekly large Cody "AK Kid" McKenzie

Edwards
Submission
Round 2

Yves Edwards Cody McKenzie

"Thugjitsu Master" "AK Kid"

39-16-1   Pro Record At Fight   12-0-0
Climbed to 40-16   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-1
-325 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +250 (Moderate Underdog)
Bs Bahamas   Nationality   Us United States
Woodlands, Texas   Fighting out of   Spokane, Washington
34 years, 3 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   23 years, 1 month, 6 days
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   72.0" (183cm)
American Top Team Beaumont   Gym   Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
UFC Fight Night 23
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
  • Date: Saturday 01.22.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jon Schorle
  • Venue: Fort Hood
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Killeen, Texas, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 6 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims, Shown on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Edwards Total Disclosed Pay: $60,000
  • McKenzie Total Disclosed Pay: $30,000
  • Event Links:

Edwards vs. McKenzie Wiki Update Wiki

The sixth bout of UFC Fight For The Troops 2 and final to air on the live preliminary card saw veteran Yves Edwards take on Ultimate Fighter veteran Cody McKenzie. Edwards came into the fight 7-4 in on-and-off UFC competition that spanned nearly 10 years. McKenzie was 1-0 in his only official UFC fight.


McKenzie came out fast in the first round, clinching up with Edwards and trying to turn the fight into a grappling match. Edwards escaped and avoided another takedown attempt, separated and landed a right straight. Edwards countered with a hard low kick while McKenzie came forward with an unorthodox striking style. McKenzie missed on a headkick and then dove in for a single leg that Edwards defended. Edwards landed another pair of leg kicks and then mounted McKenzie in a bizarre grappling exchange that saw the crafty McKenzie ultimately escape from the dangerous position. McKenzie remained tenacious to the end of the round, but one that overall favored Edwards in being able to avoid a grappling match.


Edwards landed a combination to begin round two and began to showcase his superior striking skills. McKenzie threw a pair of spinning elbows and showed no sign of quitting despite coming out on the losing end of most striking exchanges. McKenzie finally managed to get the fight to the ground and took Edwards's back, and then to top position in side control. McKenzie continued to threaten, tightening up a body triangle from the back. Yves escaped and scrambled into side control and then to full mount. Yves took the back in another scramble and sunk in a rear naked choke that McKenzie valiantly tried to fight off. McKenzie finally passed out, unwilling to tap, giving Edwards the submission victory at 4:33 of the second round.


Commenting to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Edwards stated, "It's always nice to get someone with their favorite move... I didn't want to let the position go, he was strong when he was on my back, so I wanted to be strong too."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:40 PM ET
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Edwards vs. McKenzie Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 413  
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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  UFC Pre-Fight Interview Video: Edwards vs. McKenzie report dead link

    The UFC previews the Yves Edwards vs. Cody McKenzie fight in this video.

Edwards vs. McKenzie Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Moving to the correct apt. Where we payed to have the walls painted a grayish blue. Smell of fresh paint is nice but wall is reddish brown.
5 days
after
Ok let's try this moving thing again.
5 days
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How do you let someone move into the wrong apt? Yes folks I moved into the wrong unit today, so now Do over. WTF???
4 days
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Closed last week out lovely, but then this week has all been down hill. Blasting Destiny's Child's "Survivor", cause I am damn it!!! ;)
4 days
after
Moving into our new place right now. I edging hate moving. Grrrrrrr
4 days
after
Game on Chubby Chasers. "IF THESE ARE THE RULES" http://t.co/jJNwANL via @verydemotivated
3 days
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Back in the ATX and almost home.
3 days
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Slow people suck!!!
3 days
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Should I be tweeting at 75mph? Probably not. Don't try this at home kids!!!
3 days
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@philbaroni representing for the original Zuffa roster. ;)
3 days
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Was in the H longer than I expected. Driving back now, still no sleep. Road Warrior!!!!!
3 days
after
Omw to the H on 90 minutes of sleep. Be there for 4 hours, then back to the ATX. Wish me luck. :/
2 days
after
I will leave this world a better place then when I came into it, changing for the better one day at a time.
1 day
after
almost home just one flight left I will be there in few hours
1 day
after
cant sleep on this hard ass airport floor half drunk and still pissed i missed my flight
1 day
after
undefeated.......................nomore
1 day
after
nothing is forever
1 day
after
TWEAT im bird
1 day
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@#$% it ALL
1 day
after
well at least not this time.
1 day
after
I wasnt peeing in pubic
1 day
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stuck in airport for 15 hours cause i missed flight by 1 min then almost got put in jail cause some fools said i was peeing in public lol
1 day
after
thanks too @thugjitsumaster for the fight it was a honor to fight one of my heros, I learned alot from the fight will only make me stonger.
20 hours
after
Thanks to everyone for the support. Thanks to @thecodymckenzie for the FOTN bonus it takes 2 to make a great fight. Ty @danawhite also.
18 hours
after
@RichAttonito @scottiemc2 officially been a purple for a few years guys. Shhh don't tell anyone.
18 hours
after
got beat up..... again losing fights sucks what a downer
12 hours
after
I dont have any new followers just because I lost were is the love??
9 hours
after
@anthonynjoku thanks Ant. You're up next. Show these dude what your Thai is all about.
4 hours
after
Just found out that my fight tomorrow night will also be broadcast live in time square on the big screen there!!!
1 day
before
@MieshaTate did a dead guy say that?
2 days
before
@BryanCaraway hows life were you training?
2 days
before
Headed back to Killeen. Spent the night in Austin in my own bed next to my wife. Life is good!!!
2 days
before
One more time for all the Thugjitsu faithful. Like www.facebook.com/ufc and you'll get to see my fight live and free on facebook.
2 days
before
going to eat sushi the fish only cause im watching my figure>
3 days
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After my run today I was 161lbs, and still have to work out tonight. Feeling great!!! :)
3 days
before
joker told me today that my fight vs yeves edwards and his fight will be steaming live on facebook the only two fights to be streamed
4 days
before
Training for yeves edwards
5 days
before
check out my knew video @SHOOTMedia
5 days
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checkout my new video from shoot media they did an amazing job Alexander thank you I would call and tell you how much I like it but no phone
5 days
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@Young__Assassin quit copying me. :). That's what I weighed.
5 days
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I can't be the only one that thinks that anytime you eat during fight week; it's always too much. Can I?
5 days
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Made it in safe. Get to hang with my wife for a few days before go time.
7 days
before
Chillin with brookins been training hard for my fight on the 22nd fight for the troops got to be tuff in front of a bunch of tuff guys.
7 days
before
want to wrastle
7 days
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So I thought my flight was at 3:20, but it was actually at 2:05. So now I'm sitting in Vegas when I should be landing in Austin. :(
7 days
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That's a testament to his character. Gotta admire a guy like that.
8 days
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Just ran into GSP. Guy is still the same guy I met years ago. Before BJ1 the night he lost to Serra, and now when he seems invincible.
8 days
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@MieshaTate Iam not moving on up in the twitter world when I lost three followers since I started tweeting more
9 days
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Just take the "know" out of that last tweet.
10 days
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@MieshaTate there's like 4 reasons to get that issue. Know or 8 if you count it right.
10 days
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tweat tweat tweat say the little twitter bird...did that sound gay
10 days
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drawing pictures chattin on net learning twitter sorry to my twitter fans about never writing youll be seeing alot more tweating out of me
10 days
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