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Round 1: They touch gloves to start the last preliminary card bout. Oliveira aggressive early, swinging punches recklessly before pressing Edwards into the fence. Oliveira chasing Edwards with punches; Edwards is bleeding from the right eye already, but is keeping his composure. They trade head kicks. Edwards gets hit with a right hand counter that puts him briefly on his heels. Oliveira rushes in with a volley of hard-thrown punches. Edwards with a nice kick to the body. Edwards starting to loosen up with his legs, finding a home for kicks. Edwards showing some nice head movement in slipping a left hook. Edwards puts together a nice combo that ends with a kick. They trade from the pocket until the bell.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira
Round 2: They touch gloves again to start the second. Oliveira lands a pair of nice kicks and continues to disrupt Edwards’ rhythm with aggressiveness. Oliveira swarms Edwards and the fight ends up on the ground with Edwards on top, but hey quickly reset on their feet. Edwards drops Oliveira with a right hook; he pops back up and Edwards drops him again. Oliveira is recovering well and showing a serious ability to withstand punishment, but Edwards stays patient and stays on him. Edwards drops him with a head kick against the fence, takes his back, flattens him out and pounds on him until the ref has to stop it.
Yves Edwards defeated Rafaello Oliveira via TKO (strikes) at 2:44 of round 2