A welterweight fight between Leon Edwards and Dominic Waters served as the second bout of today’s UFC Fight Night 87 event in Rotterdam.
Round one begins and Waters opens with a front kick that misses. Waters shoots in and scores a takedown. He quickly moves to half guard but Leon scrambles and jumps up to his feet. Edwards shoots in and scores a takedown of his own. Waters is looking for a submission but Leon breaks free and allows Dominic to stand up. Big kick lands for Edwards. Waters shoots in for a takedown but it is stuffed. Good hammer fist lands for Leon. Edwards moves to the full mount position. He begins working on a submission but eventually opts to let it go.
Big elbow from the top by Edwards as round one comes to an end.
Round two begins and Edwards grabs a hold of Dominic and drags him to the ground. Leon working from the half guard position and begins landing some punches and elbows. After a lull in the action, the referee steps in and stand the fighters up. Waters is repeatedly throwing a front kick but not connecting. Excellent jab from Leon buckles Waters. Dominic shoots in for a takedown but it is stuffed by Edwards. Waters has a body-lock on Leon and begins working some knees to the thigh. Dominic drags Edwards to the ground. Leon shoots up but Dominic slams him back down and moves to half guard. Some good punches from Waters before the horn sounds to end round two.
Round three begins and Leon opens up with a big high kick to the chest of Waters. Dominic lands a leaping jab and shoots in for a takedown on Edwards. He begins working from full guard. Leon scrambles and gets back to his feet. Edwards with a good left hand. He lands a solid front kick to the body of Dominic. Leon with a flying knee and then a uppercut. He is finding his range now. Waters shoots in for a takedown but can’t secure it. Edwards with some good shots to end round three.
Leon Edwards defeats Dominic Waters via decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)