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Wednesday, 02/08/2012, 04:30 am

Donald Cerrone vs. Yves Edwards Booked For UFC on FX 3


A lightweight bout that is sure to deliver fireworks has been booked for the UFC on FX 3 event set for May.

UFC officials took to the UFC Tonight news show on FUEL TV last night to announce the lightweight matchup between Donald Cerrone and Yves Edwards.

UFC on FX 3 is set to take place from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on May 15.

Cerrone has quickly turned into a UFC fan favorite after being imported from the WEC. After stringing together a six-fight win streak that included victories over the likes of former top-ten ranked lightweight Dennis Siver. All his momentum halted in his UFC 141 bout against Nate Diaz when he lost a lopsided decision and in the process broke the UFC record for most strikes landed on.

Edwards is a long-time MMA veteran who last saw action in a losing effort to “TUF” 13 winner Tony Ferguson this past December. Since reentering the UFC he has gone 3-2.

This matchup does little for Cerrone if he wins as far as placement in the rankings, but a win for Edwards reignites his career and places him up the ladder greatly.

The bouts placement on the card was not given during the FUEL TV broadcast; however it is expected to take place on the main card.

Read More: Donald Cerrone (News), Yves Edwards (News), UFC on FX

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