Pro Record: 42-21-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Thug Jitsu
Age: 37
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 9 Inch(es).
Weight: 170 lbs.
Out of: Woodlands, FL
Born: Nassau, TX
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Yves Edwards's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
06/07/2014 Loss Piotr Hallman UFC Fight Night 42: Khabilov vs. Henderson Submission 3 2:31
11/06/2013 NC Yancy Medeiros UFC Fight for the Troops: Kennedy vs. Natal 1 2:47
07/27/2013 Loss Daron Cruickshank Fox 8: Johnson vs. Moraga Decision Split Decision 3
02/02/2013 Loss Isaac Vallie-Flagg UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Decision Split Decision 3
12/08/2012 Win Jeremy Stephens UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz KO 1 1:55
12/03/2011 Loss Anthony Ferguson TUF 14 Finale: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/01/2011 Win Rafaello Oliveira UFC Live 6: Cruz vs. Johnson TKO/RSC 2 0:00
06/11/2011 Loss Sam Stout UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin KO Strike 1 3:52
01/22/2011 Win Cody McKenzie UFC Fight for the Troops Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 4:33
09/15/2010 Win John Gunderson UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares Decision Unanimous Decision 3
08/12/2010 Win Luis Palomino Bellator Sports Worldwide 8/12/10 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
05/21/2010 Loss Mike Campbell Moosin Decision Unanimous Decision 3
02/26/2010 Win Derrick Noble Maximum Fighting Championship #24 TKO/RSC 1 4:44
10/10/2009 Win Kyle Jensen Raging Wolf V - Mayhem in the Mist TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 2:44
09/04/2009 Win James Warfield Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World Submission Triangle Choke 2 4:48
11/20/2008 Loss Duane Ludwig West Coast Productions Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 06/14/2008 Loss KJ Noons EliteXC: Return of the King TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 0:48
02/16/2008 Win Edson Berto EliteXC - Street Certified KO 1 4:56
12/15/2007 Win Alonzo Martinez HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon Submission 2 3:04
11/10/2007 Win Nick Gonzalez EliteXC: Renegade Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:05
07/14/2007 Loss Jorge Masvidal Bodog Fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Matt Lee KO Kick 2 2:19
NSF 12/15/2006 Loss Mike Brown Bodog Fight: Season 2 St. Petersburg Decision
07/08/2006 Loss Joe Stevenson UFC 61: Bitter Rivals TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 2
NSF 04/02/2006 Win Seichi Ikemoto Pride: Bushido 10 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
03/04/2006 Loss Mark Hominick UFC 58: USA vs. Canada Submission Triangle Choke 2 1:53
NSF 09/25/2005 Loss Joachim Hansen Pride: Bushido 9 Decision Split Decision 2
NSF 05/22/2005 Win Dokonjonosuke Mishima Pride: Bushido 7 Submission Arm Bar 1 4:36
02/26/2005 Win Hermes Franca Mixed Fighting Championship 3: USA vs. the World Decision Split Decision 3
10/15/2004 Win Naoyuki Kotani Mixed Fighting Championship 2: Road to the Titles TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from a Kick 1 3:11
08/21/2004 Win Josh Thomson UFC 49: Unfinished Business TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:32
04/02/2004 Win Hermes Franca UFC 47: It's On Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 01/16/2004 Win Deshaun Johnson WEC 9: Cold Blooded Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 11/21/2003 Win Nick Agallar UFC 45: Revolution TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 2:14
NSF 08/10/2003 Loss Tatsuya Kawajiri Shooto: Professional Shooto in Yokohama Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/06/2003 Win Eddie Ruiz UFC 43: Meltdown Decision Unanimous Decision 3
02/28/2003 Win Rich Clementi UFC 41: Onslaught Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 4:06
NSF 09/07/2002 Win Kohei Yasumi Hook N Shoot: New Wind KO 1 0:20
06/22/2002 Win Doug Manager UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets TKO/RSC 1 1:19
NSF 05/10/2002 Loss Caol Uno UFC 37: High Impact Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 12/15/2001 Win Kultar Singh Gill Shogun Submission Heel Hook 2 2:49
NSF 09/28/2001 Loss Matt Serra UFC 33: Victory in Vegas Decision Majority Decision 3
NSF 07/14/2001 Win Aaron Riley Hook N Shoot: Showdown Decision 3
NSF 05/26/2001 Draw CJ Fernandes Hook N Shoot: Masters 0
03/23/2001 Win Bone Sayavonga Renegades Extreme Fighting Submission 1 1:04
03/23/2001 Win Jeff Lindsey Renegades Extreme Fighting KO 1 1:41
NSF 02/24/2001 Loss Jeremy Williams King of the Cage 7: Wet and Wild Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 01/18/2001 Win David Harris Bushido 1 Submission Arm Bar 1 0:00
NSF 11/18/2000 Win Scott Bills Hook N Shoot : Fusion TKO/RSC 1 4:31
NSF 09/16/2000 Win Danny Bennett King of the Cage 5: Cage Wars Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:02
NSF 07/15/2000 Win Pete Spratt Renegades Extreme Fighting Submission Triangle Choke 1
NSF 07/15/2000 Win Cedric Marks Xtreme Shootout Submission Arm Bar 1 1:45
NSF 06/10/2000 Win Andy Mockler Hook N Shoot: Meltdown TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 1:24
NSF 04/15/2000 Loss Rumina Sato Shooto : Super Brawl 17 'Night of Champions' Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 0:18
NSF 11/23/1999 Win Stacie Caughlin Armageddon 2 TKO/RSC 1
NSF 10/02/1999 Win Aaron Riley Hook N Shoot: Texas Heat Decision 1
NSF 08/23/1999 Win Shannon Ritch Armageddon 1 Submission Rear Naked Choke
NSF 08/14/1999 Loss Nate Marquardt Bas Rutten Invitational 4 Submission Heel Hook 1 3:04
NSF 06/25/1999 Win Anthony Holiday Xtreme Shootout: Texas Underground TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from a Broken Jaw 1 1:08
NSF 02/28/1999 Win Thomas Denny West Coast NHB Championships 2 Submission 1
NSF 12/08/1998 Win Louie Cercedez West Coast NHB Championships 1 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1 3:31
NSF 11/21/1998 Loss Fabiano Iha Extreme Challenge 22 Submission Arm Bar 1 2:16
NSF 11/07/1998 Win Raphael Perlungher Power Ring Warriors Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:25
NSF 06/12/1998 Win Tim Horton World Shoot Wrestling Alliance 1 TKO/RSC 1 9:15
NSF 01/16/1998 Loss Joe Hurley World Pankration Championships 2 Decision 1
NSF 10/26/1997 Win Todd Justice World Pankration Championships 1 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 0:00
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

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On June 12th 1998, after 1 1/2yrs of martial arts training, Yves Edwards enters an MMA event ...


Fighter Bio

Career

Yves Ed'duvill Edwards (born September 30, 1976) is a Bahamian mixed martial arts fighter. He currently fights as a lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Edwards began training in traditional karate in his youth, moving on to kung fu before eventually taking up mixed martial arts. This also led him to muay thai in order to improve his stand-up.

Like many aspiring martial artists, Edwards cites Hong Kong cinema as a formative influence:

“I’ve always liked the old Hong Kong flicks, and I was a big comic book fan: you know the superheroes, they were always big in my mind. Anything that will make me physically better than the average person, and teach me to do things that the average person can’t do, I was game for it.” Based in Houston since his teens, Edwards says he learned some grappling on a trip back home to the Bahamas at the age of seventeen, although “it wasn’t as technical as it should have been, but it was better than not getting anything.”

He is a well-rounded fighter, with a strong boxing background, having also trained with Lewis Wood, a #6 WBA Featherweight boxer. This is in addition to his experience in muay thai and brazilian jiu jitsu, of which he says “I’ve never worn a gi cause I’ve always been competing”.

Something of a showman, Edwards calls his fighting style ‘Thugjitsu’ (a name that comes from discussion of Edwards training on the Underground forum), which he describes as “the modern art of the beat-downs and it’s also the greatest show on earth…It’s just finding what’s a weakness in your opponent compared to your strength, and just exploiting it.” Edwards also teaches Thugjitsu at The Revolution Dojo in Houston, Texas.