UFC Fight For The Troops 2 Play-by-Play: Yves Edwards vs. Cody McKenzie

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Yves Edwards vs Cody McKenzie

Yves Edwards vs. Cody McKenzie

Round 1: McKenzie immediately shoots, but Edwards scrambles up to standing and turns McKenzie to the cage briefly. They separate and trade a few punches before McKenzie shoots again. Edwards fights it off. McKenzie trying to strike with Edwards, but Edwards’ experience as a striker shows up right away as he starts picking at McKenzie with his jab. McKenzie shoots, but Edwards sprawls out. Standing again, Edwards chops away with low leg kicks. McKenzie tries another takedown, but Edwards lands on top and drops a couple punches down. McKenzie scrambles, but they end up back on their feet, Edwards landing a strong kick to the body. They finish the round trading shots, Edwards getting the better of the striking. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Edwards.

Round 2:Edwards comes out agress, firing away with punch combinations, rocking McKenzie, who smiles. Edwards keeps firing, landing numerous punches and knees to the head. McKenzie misses with a spinning elbow, but lands a knee to the body. Edwards fires back with some solid kicks. McKenzie gets Edwards down and takes his back, then slips to side control as Edwards defends his attempts to mount. McKenzie lands some hard punches from side. Edwards stands up, but McKenzie takes his back and drags him down, locking on the body triangle and punches away. Edwards gets out and up, but McKenzie clings to his back and drags him back down. Edwards scrambles and moves to full mount, dropping down punches and hammerfists. McKenzie turns and Edwards takes his back, locking on a rear naked choke and puts McKenzie to sleep for the technical submission.

Yves Edwards def. Cody McKenzie by Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:33, R2

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