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UFC Fight Night 25: Justin Edwards Vs. Jorge Lopez

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Round 1: Lopez gets clipped low right off the bat. Edwards grabs hold of Lopez, who turns Edwards into the fence and goes for a takedown. Edwards threatens with the guillotine, but Lopez survives after a few harrowing moments. Edwards moves in for the takedown behind some punches. Lopez lands a good knee while fighting off the takedown, but Edwards eventually gets him down anyway. Lopez back up immediately. And back down. Lopez gets up again and fires off a few punches, Edwards ducks them and puts him down again. Edwards with a hard knee to the body. Lopez gets up and may be finding his range, as he’s already landing the better of the shots on the feet; all behind a nice, long jab. Lopez bucks Edwards with a knee that briefly puts him down. Edwards recovers and weathers a volley of strikes delivered by Lopez to press him back into the fence and look for the takedown.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round 2: Lopez lands a good head kick. Edwards returns fire with a spinning back kick that glances off the body. Edwards gets Lopez down against the fence and takes side control. Edwards drops for the guillotine, but Lopez shakes him off; he lets him to his feet. Lopez lands a hard job after a period of inactivity. They clinch, with Edwards eventually getting the takedown against the fence. Edwards takes Lopez’s back and looks to work a choke. Edwards trying to soften Lopez up with some punches while he rides his back. Edwards starts to tee off and, just when it starts looking bad, Lopez reverses and lands a few shots before Edwards gets back to his feet. The referee quickly breaks them apart from clinching on the cage. Edwards lands a nice body kick. They end the round on the fence.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round 3: Edwards gets right back into Lopez’s face and bulls him into the fence. Lopez turns him. Lopez gets a takedown of his own. Edwards looks for the kimura, but Lopez defends and eventually mounts. He flattens Edwards out against the fence and starts to tee off. Edwards spins out, but Lopez stays on top of him. Lopez is holding position in side control, not going for the finish too aggressively. Edwards fights to his feet, but Lopez gets him right back down. Joe Rogan is wondering why Lopez is looking to win a round instead of finish the fight. Edwards rolls for an armbar, then switches to an omaplata. Lopez avoids and Edwards tries for a triangle at the bell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Lopez

Justin Edwards defeated Jorge Lopez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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