Report: Verbal Agreements in Place for Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens October 5th
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is continuing to build its upcoming October 5th, FX card in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and reportedly the event will feature a lightweight tilt between Yves Edwards and Jeremy Stephens.
The veteran lightweights and noted strikers have verbally agreed to fight at the event, according to a report from MMA Weekly.com.
Edwards (41-18) is returning from a bicep injury that pulled him from a scheduled bout with Donald Cerrone earlier this year. The veteran hasn’t fought since last December, when he dropped a unanimous decision loss to Tony Ferguson, after stopping Rafaello Oliveira in October.
Stephens (20-8) is looking to rebound from back-to-back losses to Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, after scoring a unanimous decision win over Danny Downes last June.
The upcoming UFC on FX 5 card will be hosted by the Target Center in Minneapolis and will also feature a heavyweight bout between Travis Browne and Antonio Silva.