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Yves Edwards

Not many men can claim to be proficient with karate, kung fu and Muay Thai before the age of 20 but that never stopped Yves Ed-duvill Edwards. Born on September 30th, 1976 in Nassau, Bahamas, Edwards cites the Hong Kong movies of the day as his inspiration for early training:

“I’ve always liked the old Hong Kong flicks, and I was a big comic book fan: you know the superheroes, they were always big in my mind. Anything that will make me physically better than the average person, and teach me to do things that the average person can’t do, I was game for it.”

After moving to Houston, Texas during his teen years Edwards began to seriously consider a professional career in mixed martial arts. With his training now having branched out into boxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu the leap to fighting for money was not a difficult move.

Edwards made his professional debut on October 26th, 1997 versus Todd Justice in the World Pankration Championship promotion. Edwards won easily with a rear naked choke, and his career took off from there. After establishing a very positive record with various leagues and promotions, Edwards made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at the UFC 33: Victory in Vegas event. Although he lost that fight to Matt Serra, Edwards continued to dominate in both the UFC and PRIDE Fighting promotions.
 

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