UFC President Dana White promised to get Yves Edwards another fight after last Friday’s debacle and today he made good on that promise. Edwards will now face John Cholish at UFC on Fox 5 this December. MMAFighting first reported the matchup.
Edwards was supposed to fight Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 5 before Stephens was arrested prior to the fight. White asked Edwards to remain ready the entire night as he believed he could free Stephens for their scheduled bout. After being unable to do so, the UFC President said he would make sure to take care of Bahamian fighter for being a true professional in his handling of the situation.
John Cholish is coming off only the second loss of his MMA career to Danny Castillo at UFC on Fox 3. Cholish had won eight straight before dropping a unanimous decision loss to Castillo.
The four fight main card of UFC on Fox 5 will be headlined by a UFC lightweight title fight between Ben Henderson and Nate Diaz. The card will also feature a light heavyweight tilt between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustaffson. The card will take place December 8 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.