Edwards Gets Decision Win Over Cerrone

Leon Edwards continued his winning ways by scoring perhaps the biggest win of his MMA career with a victory over Donald Cerrone.

Edwards narrowly beat Cerrone by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of UFC Singapore. Edwards controlled the pace of the fight, stopping Cerrone’s takedown attempts time and time again, landing knees to Cerrone’s face. Edwards’ offense eventually opened a cut over Cerrone’s right eye in just the first round.

Having to fight with a bloody face, Cerrone refused to give up and continued going for the takedown, succeeding late in the fight. Edwards continued attacking the body, landing numerous strikes to help win the early rounds. The fight ended with both men throwing a flurry of punches, but Edwards ultimately came out on top with the win on the scorecards.

For Cerrone, the end of his career could be coming soon. Having fought in the UFC since 2011 and professionally since 2006, the 35-year-old Cerrone has lost four of his last five fights. The former UFC lightweight title challenger’s four-fight win streak got snapped in early 2017 when he got stopped by Jorge Masvidal. After losing all three of his fights in 2017 against Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till, Cerrone bounced back earlier this year with a win over Yancy Medeiros, but his momentum got stopped by losing to Edwards.

The co-main event of the fight, a light heavyweight matchup between Ovince St. Preux and Tyson Pedro which ended in quick fashion. After Pedro went for a takedown and St. Preux getting top position, St. Preux catches Pedro in an armbar and forces the tap out less than three minutes into the first round, getting his fourth win in his last five fights.

In another main card bout, Jessica Eye and Jessica-Rose Clark fought a scrappy affair that saw Eye pick up the victory by unanimous decision. Both women traded blows and landed solid punches and kicks, especially at the start of the fight and Eye got several clutch takedowns in order to win rounds. Eye is on a win streak for the first time in her UFC career after snapping a four-fight losing streak from 2015-2016, which included losses to Miesha Tate, Julianna Pena and Bethe Correia.

UFC Singapore Results:

Leon Edwards defeated Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Ovince St. Preux defeated Tyson Pedro by submission via armbar, round 1, 2:54

Jessica Eye defeated Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Li Jingliang defeated Daichi Abe by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Petr Yan defeated Teruto Ishihara by TKO via strikes, round 1, 3:28

Song Yadong defeated Felipe Arantes by KO via strikes, round 2, 4:59

Shane Young defeated Rolando Dy by TKO via strikes, round 2, 4:40

Song Kenan defeated Hector Aldana by TKO via strikes, round 2, 4:45

Jake Matthews defeated Shinsho Anzai by submission via rear naked choke, round 1, 3:44

Yan Xionan defeated Viviane Pereira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Matt Schnell defeated Naoki Inoue by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ulka Sasaki defeated Jenel Lausa by submission via rear naked choke, round 2, 4:04

Ji Yeon Kim defeated Melinda Fabian by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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