Matchup: Joe Stevenson (24-7-0) vs. Yves Edwards (31-10-1)
Date: July 08, 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Recap: Joe Stevenson won The Ultimate Fighter® 2 at 170lbs. At UFC® 61 he made his debut at 155 against the lethal striker veteran Yves Edwards. Edwards kept the fight on the feet in the first round but in the second round Stevenson was able to get the takedown and opened up a gash on Edwards head that eventually lead Stevenson to victory.
Outcome: Stevenson by TKO, Round 2