The 27-year-old Usman captured the “TUF 21” title with a
second-round submission of Hayder
Hassan on July 12. The
Blackzilians product has a 6-1 professional record.
Edwards (10-2), will enter the contest on a two-fight winning
streak. The 24-year-old is 2-1 in the UFC, with wins against
Baczynski and Pawel
Pawlak. The British welterweight’s lone Octagon loss came
Henrique da Silva in his Octagon debut.
UFC on Fox 17 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight, as
champion Rafael dos
Anjos rematches Donald
Cerrone. Dos Anjos defeated Cerrone via decision in August of