Yves picks up a decision win:
Round 1 – Palomino swings, Edwards shoots under, gets a leg and puts him on his back. Edwards inside Palomino’s full guard. Shoulder strikes by Edwards, then body shots and head shots. Edwards has him up against the cage, but Palomino creates some space. Ref calls for action. Palomino in half guard now. Edwards lands a nice elbow or two. Edwards keeping the pressure on with body shots and control. Edwards gets side control. Edwards gets full mount, but Palomino recovers full, then half guard. Nice elbows from Edwards. Edwards being patient in his attack, moves to side control. Palomino escapes, Yves stands as the bell sounds. Edwards gets the round 10-9.
Round 2 – Palomino swinging big but missing. Nice leg kick from Palomino. Head kick from Yves misses. Beautiful leg kick from Palomino. Another leg kick from Palomino. Edwards shoots, gets stuffed. Knee to the body from Edwards. Another nice leg kick from Palomino. Edwards lands a nice head kick, forces Baboon to shoot, and gets the single leg but Edward turns it around instantly, pushes Palomino against the fence, Baboon reverses it now pushing Edwards into the fence. Baboon grabs a double but Edwards presses him down, landing shots to the body. Baboon pressing him against the fence. Edwards defending well, cranks on a guillotine but Baboon is out. Baboon with a big spinning back kick and falls flat on the ground. Bell sounds. Edwards gets the round 10-9.
Round 3 – Kimbo is in the crowd. Leg kick from Edwards. Leg kick Edwards. Flying knee misses from Baboon. Nice leg kick from Baboon. Head kick from Baboon, Edwards blocks it for the most part. Body punch from Baboon. Leg kick from Baboon. Body kick from Edwards, then a nice punch, followed by a kick to the head that gets blocked. Less than two minutes to go. Right jab from Edwards, followed by a left hook from Baboon that connects. Baboon with a head kick, Edwards blocks it and takes it on his forearms. Leg kick from Edwards. Edwards ducks and times Baboon’s punches and gets a takedown. Edwards gets side control, Baboon moves to half guard. Baboon punches from the bottom, and they scramble as the bell sounds. I give the round to Edwards 10-9 and the fight to Edwards 30-27.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Yves Edwards def. Luis Palomino by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)