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Round 1: They touch gloves and set up for the fight, both men showing the other respect early. Ferguson lands a leg kick as the first strike of the fight. Ferguson attacking with kicks over and over again, both outside and inside. Edwards is looking to adjust and land counters, but hasn’t been able to yet. Ferguson showing very good head movement, pecking at Edwards with straight shots. Edwards lands a nice head kick out of nowhere, but Ferguson shakes it off. Edwards lands some nice punches from the pocket. Edwards spins Ferguson around with a nice leg kick. Edwards is starting to put his strikes together, landing with precision both with punches and kicks. Ferguson cracks Edwards with a right and tries to go high with a kick that is blocked. Ferguson lands a hard lead uppercut and starts to go after Edwards, who’s on his heels and reeling under the assault of kicks and punches. Ferguson is all over him, but Edwards is fighting back, landing a head kick before shooting for the takedown. Ferguson rolls for an omoplata immediately, but Edwards defends.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ferguson
Round 2: They start getting after it immediately, both men landing nice straight punches. Edwards lands a powerful right hook from the pocket, then a head kick. Edwards is pushing forward now, landing a flying knee and putting Edwards on the defensive. Ferguson with a good straight right and then a pair of good kicks. Ferguson connects on a lead uppercut, a strike he throws skillfully from an awkward angle. Ferguson then lands a lead uppercut with his right hand, stunning Edwards. Edwards comes back with some hard punches, but they don’t connect flush. Edwards lands a hook, but Ferguson comes right back with a hard counter. Edwards lands another head kick, but Ferguson walks right through it. Edwards shoots again and Ferguson stuffs it without trouble, then takes Edwards down, but can’t do much with it before the bell.
FightLine scores the round 10-10
Round 3: Ferguson still slipping punches well; he goes high with a kick that’s blocked. Edwards lands a left hand/left kick combo and slips. Edwards lands a body kick and right hand, but Ferguson walks through it still and returns fire with a hard body kick. Edwards with a pair of inside leg kicks. Ferguson sticks him with a counter that puts him on his heels. Ferguson keeping his jab in Edwards’ face now. They trade inside leg kicks. A very nice left hand lands for Ferguson and Edwards fires back with counter kicks. Edwards lands a nice right hook and then another head kick. Two minutes left and this one might be anyone’s fight. The striking exchanges have about evend out at this point, but then Edwards lands another head kick. Ferguson stuffs a takedown. They start to pour it on as the round closes, both men getting in good shots.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Edwards
Tony Ferguson defeated Yves Edwards via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)