Yancy Medeiros' UFC ended abruptly due to injury. His follow-up fight at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 on Wednesday night also ended early, but this time it was Medeiros doing the winning as he stopped Yves Edwards in the first round.
The two started off trading bombs and it was the UFC veteran in Edwards who was getting the better of the exchanges. Edwards was both able to counter with overhand rights as well as mix in body kicks and other key combinations. So often was Edwards landing that Medeiros waved in Edwards a number of times after being hit very hard.
In this sport, however, one shot changes everything.
As the two exchanged at close range, Medeiros fired a right hand that missed, but snuck in a devastating uppercut that buckled Edwards and immediately sent him crashing backwards to the mat.
Medeiros followed up on the hurt opponent and drove three more shots to Edwards' face, forcing referee 'Big' John McCarthy to halt the bout. The end came at 2:47 of the very first round.
Medeiros climbs to 10-1 in MMA while Edwards drops to 42-21-1. The loss is also Edwards' third in a row.