The UFC announced the news during Tuesday night’s episode of “UFC
Tonight” on Fuel TV. The event is expected to take place May 15 at
the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., and will also feature a
middleweight confrontation between Tom Lawlor
A former WEC lightweight title challenger, Cerrone had a six-fight
winning streak snapped when he was out-struck by Nate Diaz at
UFC 141. Prior to that Dec. 30 decision defeat, “Cowboy” had not
lost in his UFC career, posting four Octagon victories in 2011.
Cerrone, 28, holds 13 career wins by submission and has never been
Edwards (Pictured), 35, began his UFC career in 2001, dropping a
majority decision to Matt Serra at
UFC 33. The 15-time Octagon veteran most recently rejoined the
promotion in 2010 and owns a 3-2 record since returning to the UFC
fold. Most recently, the “Thugjitsu Master” was outpointed by
“Ultimate Fighter” Season 13 winner Tony
Ferguson, falling by close decision to “El Cucuy” on Dec. 3.