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Yves Edwards

Postby GrappleorWrestle » Thu May 22, 2008 9:52 am

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Name Yves Edwards
Record 34 - 13 - 1 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Wins
13 (T)KOs (38.24%)
14 Submissions (41.18%)
7 Decisions (20.59%)
Losses
2 (T)KOs (15.38%)
4 Submissions (30.77%)
7 Decisions (53.85%)
Association American Top Team
Height 5'10 (178cm)
Weight 155lbs (70kg)
Style Jiu-Jitsu
Birth Date 9/30/1976
City Woodlands
State Texas
Country USA

Yves Ed'duvill Edwards (born September 30, 1976) is a Bahamian professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is known for his fights as a lightweight in organizations such as the UFC, PRIDE, BodogFIGHT, and EliteXC.

Yves Edwards is the The Founding father of an Extraordinary fighting style called Thug-Jitsu. Edwards began training in traditional karate in his youth, moving on to kung fu before eventually taking up mixed martial arts. This also led him to Muay Thai in order to improve his stand-up.

Yves Edwards began his training in traditional martial arts as a youth before getting into mixed martial arts. He is a journeyman in the game of MMA, starting his professional career in 1997 at a World Pankration Tournament in Texas with several other big name fighters like Frank Shamrock, Mikey Burnett, and Guy Mezger. He has been around since the beginning days of the sport when no gloves were used and there were limited rules. Over the years Edwards has crafted his own fighting style known as "Thugjitsu," a unique blend of striking and grappling. Edwards was a rising star in mixed martial arts at one point in his career and looks to get back to star status during his time in EliteXC.

Yves was at one time considered the best lightweight mixed martial arts fighter in the United States. At the end of 2005, however, Edwards started dropping some fights to fighters that he was technically better than and people started to ask questions about what's next for Yves Edwards. He has now switched camps to American Top Team, one of the best MMA camps in the world, and he's coming off a three solid victories in a row. That should help Yves' confidence problems and allow him to showcase his skills to the world and let people know he's still one of MMA's premier lightweights.

http://www.elitexc.com/fighter/show/yves
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Postby Asa87 » Thu May 22, 2008 2:36 pm

man yves used to be so ace, and is great to watch. hope he comes back. He is 32 years old now but i still think he can do good and should get back in the UFC. anyone know why he left?

and on a side note has anyone seen that oldschool video of him back in '97 beating 3 people in a row in an MMA (no cage, no gloves) tournament?
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Postby Kensei » Fri May 23, 2008 5:45 am

He left because the light weight division left, he tried to come back when the division was brought back but blew his knee out. He may be back. he is only 32. :wink:
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Postby Asa87 » Fri May 23, 2008 6:05 am

tha flying roundhouse KO that he did was sweet. where's FiG with the Gifs.
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Postby GrappleorWrestle » Fri May 23, 2008 11:19 am

Didn't he have or going to have a title fight in EliteXC?
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