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UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Prelims Recap: Edwards, Johnson Earn Submission Wins

Yves EdwardsYves Edwards handed Cody McKenzie the first loss of his career in the top prelim at Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale in Fort Hood, Texas, as the lightweight veteran choked The Ultimate Fighter 12 castmember out with a rear naked choke in the second round.

In other featured prelims, TUF 9 runner-up DaMarques Johnson forced Mike Guymon to submit to a body triangle, Rani Yahya topped former WEC champ Mike Brown, and Waylon Lowe edged newcomer Willamy Freire.

Rounding out the preliminary card, Charlie Brenneman topped Amilcar Alves and Chris Cariaso outpointed Will Campuzano.

The official UFC Fight for the Troops 2 preliminary card results were:

  • Yves Edwards def. Cody McKenzie via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 4:33
  • DaMarques Johnson def. Mike Guymon via verbal submission (body triangle) – Round 1, 3:22
  • Rani Yahya def. Mike Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Waylon Lowe def. Willamy Freire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Charlie Brenneman def. Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Chris Cariaso def. Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Pictured: Yves Edwards


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