Spencer Fisher vs. Yves Edwards and Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi Added to UFC on Fox 8

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Spencer Fisher vs. Yves Edwards and Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi Added to UFC on Fox 8
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Spencer Fisher vs. Yves Edwards and Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi Added to UFC on Fox 8

The UFC on Fox 8 fight card scheduled for July 27 in Seattle continues to grow with the addition of two more lightweight bouts.

Spencer Fisher faces Yves Edwards in one of the two new bouts announced by UFC officials on Tuesday. The other pits Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi.

Fisher (24-9) enters the bout with Edwards with his back against the wall. Having fought more than half of his 33-fight career in the Octagon – dating back to 2005 – Fisher has lost his last three fights, as well as five of his last six.

It will have been more than a year since his last fight when the two meet, but Fisher needs a win if he wants to continue fighting under the UFC banner.

Edwards (42-19-1), like Fisher, has been around the sport, and the Octagon, for a long time. He first fought for the UFC in 2001, and has been fighting on-and-off for the organization ever since.

During his latest run in the UFC, Edwards has gone 4-3, alternating between wins and losses over his last six fights. He is currently coming off of a split decision loss to Strikeforce transplant Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 156.

Chiesa (9-0) has been nothing less than stellar in his career, making his way into the Octagon by winning the fifteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. He is currently 2-0 fighting for the UFC with wins over Al Iaquinta in the TUF 15 Finale and Anton Kuivanen at UFC 157.

Iranian born, but fighting out of Sweden, Madadi (13-3) rode a six-fight winning streak into the Octagon. He’s been moderately successful, winning his first fight in the UFC before losing a split decision to Cristiano Marcello. He then bounced back with a submission win over Ultimate Fighter 12 runner-up Michael Johnson.

UFC on Fox 8 doesn’t yet have an announced headlining bout, but is slated for July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle.

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