Yves Edwards Retires from MMA, Closes Chapter on Memorable Career

November 30, 2014

After more than 17 years as a professional fighter, Yves Edwards has retired from MMA.

The fighter made the announcement on Sunday evening through his fan page on Facebook.

Via Yves Edwards’ Facebook

Edwards made his professional debut in 1997, fighting for several promotions throughout his career, including Pride, WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator and most notably the UFC.

In 2001, Edwards made his first appearance in the UFC, losing a decision to Matt Serra at UFC 33. But arguably his most notable win came at UFC 49 against Josh Thomson. A flying head kick dropped Thomson and Edwards finished the bout with punches on the ground thereafter.

After appearing on several fight cards for various promotions, Edwards made his return to the UFC in 2010, winning his first two bouts. He saw unfavorable results for close to two years, however, not seeing a win in the Octagon since December of 2012, when he collected a Knockout of the Night award for his finish of Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX.

Edwards competed in 66 total fights, finishing his career with a record of 42-22-1, 1 NC.

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