Justin
Edwards
9-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 9-4-0
Summary: Powerful hands, very explosive and aggressive, good jiu-jitsu, and good Greco-Roman background

Fighter Info

Nickname: Fast Eddy
From: Mansfield, OH USA
Fights Out Of: Bellefontaine, OH USA
Age: 31
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
College: Urbana University
Degree: Criminal Justice

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
320
45% Successful
144
Types of Successful Strikes
0
144
49% Standing
38% Clinch
13%
70
55
19
Striking Defense
46
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
38
24% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
7
0
Takedown Defense
27
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Ramsey Nijem Jan 15, 2014
46 5 1 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Justin Edwards 25 0 1 0
Loss
Justin Edwards Aug 28, 2013
2 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Brandon Thatch 17 1 0 0
Win
Josh Neer Oct 5, 2012
0 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Justin Edwards 6 0 1 0
Loss
John Maguire Nov 5, 2011
27 6 2 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Justin Edwards 28 0 1 0
Win
Justin Edwards Sep 17, 2011
41 2 2 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jorge Lopez 42 3 0 4
Loss
Clay Harvison Jun 4, 2011
57 1 2 2 R3 Decision - Split
Justin Edwards 42 7 0 5

Biography

TRAINING: There is no typical day for me. I split time between 2 gyms that are 2 hours away from each other. I pack my bag for the day and leave. Then I train anywhere from 2-4 sessions a day, depending on which day it is. No 2 days are alike.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started training MMA in 2006. Throughout my scholastic career I was involved in some sort of contact sport. I wrestled and played football in H.S. I then went on an athletic scholarship to play football in college. Immediately following my football career I picked up rugby until my work schedule wouldn't allow me to play. I was becoming an MMA fan at this point in my life, and one day, as I admired the fighters on television, I thought ‘I could do that.’ I also thought I could do better. I found out there was a gym in town and I was there the following day. I just felt the need to compete in something that was real, challenging and tough. I've always had the desire to compete and do the best at everything I do. MMA wasn't going to be any different.

What ranks and titles have you held? I've won countless BJJ and amateur MMA/Kickboxing titles. I have a Purple belt under Jorge Gurgel. I won the one night IFC tournament to become the reigning WW Champion.

Do you have any heroes? My family. They've worked their asses off to get anything they own without help. They do things the honest way and don't change who they are. They are always willing to go out of their way to help others. Also anyone who is willing to stand up for what is right or what they believe in no matter what others say is very inspirational to me. MMA heroes are Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, and Rich Franklin. All of those guys have been around for a while. They are all great fighters in their own respects and are models of how fighters should fight and act. GSP resembles that but he is my future competition so we will not put him in that category yet.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would be a dream come true. Although I believe being in the UFC is just a stepping stone to get where I really want to be, THE UFC World Champ. For now I have to focus on winning and keep myself in a position where Dana, Joe Silva, and the fans want to keep me. So it’s baby steps for me for now.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended and graduated from Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree and majored in Criminal Justice.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was a rehabilitation advisor for felon juveniles. I was basically a corrections officer but facilitated Relationships Skills and Drug and Substance abuse groups. I was also an endoscopic technician. I repaired flexible medical scopes/cameras used to search the body for disease and infections. And yes, I usually worked specifically with colonoscopy scopes.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Won Regional KOTC one night tournament, numerous grappling/kickboxing

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
KO'd TUF season 1 cast member Josh Rafferty, won one night IFC tourney to become reigning WW champ, Bellator Vet

Favorite grappling technique: I have multiple

Favorite striking technique: Strong straight cross
•    Seven wins by submission, one by TKO - has finished all but one of his victories

•    Team dos Santos member on TUF 13 – was an alternate brought on the show to replace Keon Caldwell

•    Would likely have received Wild Card berth if not for mandatory NSAC suspension after KO loss to Ferguson

Career

Trained With

Rich Franklin
Rich Franklin
29-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Junior Dos Santos
Junior Dos Santos
16-3-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Josh Neer
Josh Neer
33-13-1
( W-L-D )

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