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Yves Edwards

Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards

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  • Given Name: Yves Ed'duvill Edwards
  • MMA Record: 42-22-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Thugjitsu Master
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 41 | Date of Birth: 1976.09.30
  • Last Fight: November 22, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 154.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team Beaumont
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $314,000 USD
  • Born: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Woodlands, Texas
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Yves Edwards MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:52 Round 1 of 3

Mx Akbarh Arreola
42-21-1 22-8-1

Us UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.11.22
Odds: -265 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 154.6 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:31 Round 3 of 3, 12:31 Total

Pl Piotr Hallmann
42-20-1 14-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.06.07
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 42 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Piotr Hallmann UFC 173 2014.05.24
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
No Contest | KO/TKO
2:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Yancy Medeiros
42-20-1 9-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.11.06
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Daron Cruickshank
42-19-1 12-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.07.27
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $21,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Newport
Cancelled Bout Spencer Fisher UFC on FOX 8 2013.07.27
Reason: Fisher Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Isaac Vallie-Flagg
42-18-1 13-3-1

Us UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.02.02
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $21,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:55 Round 1 of 3

Us Jeremy Stephens
41-18-1 20-8-0

Us UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.12.08
Odds: +195 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $97,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus, $65K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Newport
UFC on FOX 5 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout John Cholish UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Cholish Groin Injury
Cancelled Bout Jeremy Stephens UFC on FX 5 2012.10.05
Reason: Stephens Arrested Day of Fight
Cancelled Bout Donald Cerrone UFC on FUEL TV 3 2012.05.15
Reason: Edwards Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tony Ferguson
41-17-1 12-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.12.03
Odds: +310 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:44 Round 2 of 3, 7:44 Total

Br Rafaello Oliveira
40-17-1 15-5-0

Us UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.10.01
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:52 Round 1 of 3

Ca Sam Stout
40-16-1 16-6-1

Ca UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.06.11
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#10 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
#45 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC 131 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
4:33 Round 2 of 3, 9:33 Total

Us Cody McKenzie
39-16-1 12-0-0

Us UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.01.22
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Fight/Night, $30K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jon Schorle
#12 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
#39 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
UFC Fight Night 23 Fight of the Night
UFC Fight Night 23 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Melvin Guillard UFC UFN 23 2011.01.22
Reason: Guillard Rebooked
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us John Gunderson
38-16-1 30-10-2

Us UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.09.15
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pe Luis Palomino
37-16-1 13-5-0

Us Bellator 24
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.12
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Campbell
37-15-1 7-2-0

Us Moosin: God of Martial Arts
Main Card | Catchweight | 157 lbs

2010.05.21
Odds: -198 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 157.0 lbs (71.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:44 Round 1 of 3

Us Derrick Noble
36-15-1 26-12-1

Ca MFC 24: HeatXC
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.02.26
Odds: -174 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:44 Round 1 of 5

Us Kyle Jensen
35-15-1 39-10-2

Us Raging Wolf 5: Mayhem in the Mist 1
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.10.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Us James Warfield-Lane

Us Florida Regional

2009.09.04
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Duane Ludwig
34-14-1 17-8-0

Us Strikeforce: Destruction
Main Card | Catchweight | 164 lbs

2008.11.21
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 164.0 lbs (74.4 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:48 Round 1 of 5

Us KJ Noons
34-13-1 6-2-0

Us EliteXC: Return of the King
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 160

2008.06.14
Odds: -148 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 158.5 lbs (71.9 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
4:56 Round 1 of 3

Ht James Edson Berto
33-13-1 14-4-1

Us EliteXC: Street Certified
Main Card | Lightweight | 160 lbs

2008.02.16
Odds: -281 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs (72.6 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Alonzo Martinez

Us Texas Regional

2007.12.15
Win | Submission | Choke
3:05 Round 1 of 3

Us Nick Gonzalez
31-13-1 13-5-0

Us EliteXC: Renegade
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 160 lbs

2007.11.10
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 161.0 lbs (73.0 kgs)
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
2:19 Round 2 of 3, 7:19 Total

Us Jorge Masvidal
31-12-1 10-2-0

Us New Jersey Regional

2007.07.14
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Mike Brown

Ru Russia Regional

2006.12.16
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Us Joe Stevenson
31-10-1 24-7-0

Us UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.07.08
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Seichi Ikemoto
30-10-1 13-12-4

Jp Pride Bushido 10
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg

2006.04.02
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:52 Round 2 of 3, 6:52 Total

Ca Mark Hominick
30-9-1 9-4-0

Us UFC 58: USA vs Canada
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.03.04
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

No Joachim Hansen
30-8-1 12-2-1

Jp Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 73 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:36 Round 1 of 2

Jp Dokonjonosuke Mishima
29-8-1 17-3-2

Jp Pride Bushido 7
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg

2005.05.22
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
#92 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Decision | Split

Br Hermes França

Us New Jersey Regional

2005.02.26
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Jp Naoyuki Kotani

Us New Jersey Regional

2004.10.15
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:32 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Thomson
26-8-1 7-0-0

Us UFC 49: Unfinished Business
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2004.08.21
Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#34 Greatest Knockout of All Time
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Hermes França
25-8-1 8-1-0

Us UFC 47: It's On!
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2004.04.02
Odds: +100 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Deshaun Johnson

Us WEC

2004.01.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:14 Round 2 of 3, 7:14 Total

Us Nick Agallar
23-8-1 11-2-0

Us UFC 45: Revolution
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2003.11.21
Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Tatsuya Kawajiri

Jp Shooto

2003.08.10
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Eddie Ruiz
22-7-1 1-0-0

Us UFC 43: Meltdown
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2003.06.06
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Nelson Hamilton
Win | Submission | Choke
4:07 Round 3 of 3, 14:07 Total

Us Rich Clementi
21-7-1 13-6-0

Us UFC 41: Onslaught
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2003.02.28
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Kohei Yasumi

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2002.09.07
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
1:19 Round 1 of 3

Br Joao Marcos Pierini
19-7-1 4-0-0

Us UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2002.06.22
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Cecil Peoples
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Caol Uno
19-6-1 13-5-2

Us UFC 37: High Impact
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2002.05.10
Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ca Kultar Gill

Us Hawaii Regional

2001.12.15
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Matt Serra
18-5-1 4-1-0

Us UFC 33: Victory in Vegas
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2001.09.28
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 164.0 lbs (74.4 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Aaron Riley

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2001.07.14
Draw

Us CJ Fernandes

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2001.05.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Bone Sayavonga

Us Renegades Extreme Fighting

2001.03.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Jeff Lindsay

Us Renegades Extreme Fighting

2001.03.23
Loss | Decision | Split

Us Jeremy Williams

Us King of the Cage

2001.02.24
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us David Harris

Us Arizona Regional

2001.01.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Scott Bills

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2000.11.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Danny Bennett

Us King of the Cage

2000.09.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Pete Spratt

Us Renegades Extreme Fighting

2000.07.15
Win | Submission

Us Cedric Marks

Us Texas Regional

2000.07.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Andy Mockler

Us HOOKnSHOOT

2000.06.10
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jp Rumina Sato

Us Icon Sport

2000.04.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Stacy Coughlin

Us Texas Regional

1999.11.23
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Aaron Riley

Us HOOKnSHOOT

1999.10.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Shannon Ritch

Us Texas Regional

1999.08.23
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Us Nate Marquardt

Us Colorado Regional

1999.08.14
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Anthony Holiday

Us Texas Regional

1999.06.25
Win | Submission

Us Thomas Denny

Us California Regional

1999.02.28
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Louie Cercedez

Us California Regional

1998.12.08
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Br Fabiano Iha

Us Extreme Challenge

1998.11.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Ch Raphael Perlungher

Us Texas Regional

1998.11.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Tim Horton

Us Texas Regional

1998.06.12
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Joe Hurley

Us Texas Regional

1998.01.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Todd Justice

Us Texas Regional

1997.10.26

Yves Edwards Wiki Update Wiki

One of the most experienced fighters in the lightweight division worldwide, Yves Edwards has fought for most of the top MMA organizations in the world, including the UFC, Pride FC, and Strikeforce. Though he has been somewhat inconsistent against top competition, Edwards holds notable career victories over Rich Clementi, Hermes Franca (twice), and Josh Thomson.


Perhaps the most extraordinary moment of Edwards’s career came in his fight with Thomson at UFC 49: Unfinished Business in 2004. After Edwards clinched Thomson around the waist from behind, Thomson retaliated with a spinning back fist, but Edwards had already disengaged and promptly knocked Thomson out with a jumping roundhouse kick to the chin. The knockout is remembered as one of the best in UFC history, and has featured prominently on highlight specials over the past several years.

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