Yves EdwardsLightweights Yves Edwards and Piotr Hallmann have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 173. UFC officials announced the match-up on Monday.

Edwards (42-20-1, 1 NC) is a UFC veteran with 19 fights inside the octagon. He suffered a knockout loss to Yancy Medeiros in his last outing, but the fight was later ruled a No Contest after Medeiros tested positive to a banned substance following the fight. The 37-year-old went winless in 2013.

Hallmann (14-2) made his UFC debut in September 2013, defeating Francisco Trinaldo by submission. He lost a unanimous decision to Al Iaquinta in his last outing on Oct. 26, 2013.

UFC 173 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 24. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his title on the line against former light heavyweight titleholder Lyoto Machida in the main event.

Follow MMAWeekly.com on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Edgar and Mendes disagree on waiting for featherweight title shot

  • 9 hours ago

Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes agree the winner of their headliner at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale should get the next title shot. Where they differ is on what they should do if that isn’t the case. read news >>

Jorge Masvidal Steps in for Thiago Alves in UFC Seoul

  • 16 days ago

Jorge Masvidal has agreed to face Benson Henderson in the UFC Fight Night 79 main event. read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2078 with Yves Edwards

  • 25 days ago

Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guest Yves Edwards.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Yves Edwards

  • 26 days ago

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guest Yves Edwards.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Neil Magny Steps in to Save UFC Fight Night 78 Main Event

  • 27 days ago

The hardest working man in MMA has agreed to step up and save the UFC Fight Night 78 main event. read news >>

Daniel Cormier, UFC Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 28 days ago

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) signed an eight-fight contract with the organization Monday. According to Steven Marrocco of MMAjunkie, Cormier met with the UFC and read news >>