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“Big” John will oversee this lightweight contest.
Round 1: Stout gets off first with a leg kick. Stout lands again with the leg kick and Edwards counters with some straight punches. Edwards showing some nice head movement in slipping punches. Stout with a good front kick. They trade head kicks, with Edwards’s landing a little more flush. Edwards goes for the takedown and eventually gets it, despite Stout’s solid takedown defense. Edwards is fighting to keep Stout on the mat, but he eventually fights to his feet. Nice straight right lands for Edwards. Edwards slips after throwing a head kick, but he recovers quickly. They both trade hooks, a right for Edwards and a left for Stout. Stout’s puts Edwards to sleep immediately, and he opts not to follow up with any ground and pound, as it’s clearly not necessary.
Sam Stout defeated Yves Edwards via KO (left hook) 3:52 of round 1
Edwards is still out when the camera leaves the cage.