Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros Added to UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 Card on Nov. 6

September 15, 2013
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Yves EdwardsA lightweight bout between Yves Edwards and Yancy Medeiros has been added to the UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 card in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

UFC officials announced the match-up on Sunday.

Edwards (42-20-1) hopes to rebound from back-to-back losses.  The UFC veteran is coming off consecutive split decision losses to Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Daron Cruickshank in his last two outings.

Medeiros (9-1) made his way to the UFC through the Strikeforce organization.  The Hawaiian made his UFC debut at UFC 159, suffering his first career loss to Rustam Khabilov.  He’ll be in search of his first UFC win.

UFC: Fight for the Troops 3, also known as UFC Fight Night 31, takes place on Nov. 6 in Fort Campbell.  It will be the fourth time the UFC has hosted an event in cooperation with a U.S. military base.

A middleweight bout between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Tim Kennedy headlines the event.  The fight will mark Machida’s middleweight debut.

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  • shakejunt

    great opportunity for medeiros. hard to make your debut against someone like khabilov, but he looked crisp up until the injury.