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UFC on Fox 8 Play-by-Play: Yves Edwards vs. Daron Cruickshank

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Yves Edwards vs. Daron Cruickshank

Round 1: Edwards takes the center of the cage.  Cruickshank lands to the body with a right hand. He fires off a high kick that’s blocked.  Edwards answers with a head kick. Cruickshank circles on the outside.  Edwards continues to apply pressure. They exchange but neither land anything significant.  Cruickshank lands an outside leg kick.  Cruickshank lands to the body. Edwards delivers an outside leg kick.  Edwards lands a counter left hand.  Edwards continues to press the action with a minute remaining in the round.  Cruickshank lands a counter kick to the body.  Cruickshank misses with a wheel kick.  The round ends.  Close round.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edwards for dictating the pace.

Round 2: Cruickshank goes to the body with a right hand.  Edwards lets his hands go and Cruickshank answers with a kick to the body.  Edwards steps in with a left hand.  Cruickshank uncorks a high kick that’s blocked.  Edwards delivers an outside leg kick.  Edwards goes to the body.  Edwards lands a straight left.  Cruickshank lands a kick to the body.  The pace picks up.  Both using kicking attacks.  Cruickshank lands a kick to the body followed by a side kick to the body.  Cruickshank lands a spinning back fist.  Edwards delivers a kick to the body at the bell.  Another close round.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank.

Round 3: Edwards moves forward while Cruickshank circles on the outside.  Edwards lands a kick to the body.  Cruickshank lands a round kick but doesn’t have any power on it.  Cruickshank steps in with a right hand to the body.  Edwards delivers a combination.  Cruickshank throws an axe kick that misses.  Edwards lands a counter left hand.  Cruickshank fires off a high kick.  Edwards lands an outside leg kick.  He continues to press forward.  Edwards delivers two outside leg kicks.  Cruickshank counters with a combination.  Cruickshank looks for a takedown but Edwards stuffs it.  Edwards lands a hard outside leg kick.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cruickshank.

The judges scored the fight for Cruickshank by split decision.  The scorecards read 30-27, 27-30 and 30-27.

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