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