The 24-year-old Edwards last fought at UFC Fight Night 87 back in May where he defeated Dominic Waters via unanimous decision. The British fighter is 3-2 since joining the UFC back in 2014, and 11-3 as professional fighter.
His opponent, Tumenov, is comming off a submission loss to Gunnar Nelson in the same card Edwards last fought in. That loss snapped a five-fight winning streak in the UFC that included victories over notable opponents such as Lorenz Larkin, Alan Jouban and Nico Musoke. The 24-year-old Russian is 17-3 as a professional fighter, and 5-2 in the UFC.
UFC 204 takes place on Oct. 8 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Middleweight champion Michael Bisping is scheduled to defend his newly crowned belt against MMA veteran Dan Henderson in the main event of the card.
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