A new bout has been added to the UFC on FOX 8 card as Yves Edwards (42-19-1) faces Spencer Fisher (24-9) in a lightweight battle. The event is set to take place at the KeyArena in Seattle, Wash., on July 27.
UFC officials recently announced the new bout.
UFC on FOX 8 does not yet have a confirmed headliner, but Jake Ellenberger is scheduled to face Rory MacDonald in a welterweight matchup. The main card will air LIVE on FOX with the prelims expected to air on FX/Fuel TV and Facebook.
Yves Edwards last fought at UFC 156 in February, where he dropped a split decision loss against Isaac Vallie-Flagg. Prior to that he scored a first round KO victory over Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 7 in December 2012. That win followed a loss to Tony Ferguson at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December 2011. Yves now has the chance to bounce back into the win column once again with a good performance against Fisher.
Spencer Fisher is currently on a three fight losing skid, most recently dropping a unanimous decision loss against Sam Stout at UFC on FX 4 in June 2012. Prior to that he suffered a second round TKO loss against Thiago Tavares at UFC 134 in August 2011, and a unanimous decision loss against Ross Pearson at UFC 127 in February. Fisher will no doubt look to get back onto the winning track with a big victory over Edwards on July 27.
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