Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg set for UFC 156 | UFC News

January 8, 2013 5:54 am by Chris Taylor

UFC officials recently announced that a lightweight bout between Strikeforce import Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and the “Thugjitsu Master” Yves Edwards (42-18-1 UFC, 10-6 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 in Las Vegas.

Flagg enters the UFC on the heels of back-to-back split-decision wins over the Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante and Brian Melancon under the Strikeforce banner. The Jackson Submission Fighting product, Flagg, is currently riding a 10-fight win-streak.

Meanwhile, Edwards makes a quick return to the cage, this after earning a “Knockout of the Night” victory over Jeremy Stephens at December’s UFC on FOX 5 event in Seattle. Since returning to the UFC in September of 2010, the “Thugjitsu Master” has gone 4-2 in the promotion.

UFC 156 takes place February 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight between current champ Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

The latest UFC 156 card looks as follows:

  • Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – Featherweight title fight
  • Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva
  • Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
  • Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau
  • Bobby Green vs. Jacob Volkmann
  • Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
  • Jay Hieron vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
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