Cody McKenzie steps up vs. Yves Edwards at UFN 23 in Fort Hood, Texas

TUF 12 cast member, Cody McKenzie won’t wait long to return to the octagon when he faces veteran, Yves Edwards on the main card at UFCFight Night 23 on January 22nd, 2011. McKenzie is stepping in for Melvin Guillard who has been bumped up to the main event of the evening after Kenny Florian was injured.

McKenzie made an impressive debut this past weekend on the season twelve finale of the reality show, choking out fellow cast member, Aaron Wilkinson with his signature guillotine choke.

Edwards returned to the UFC in his first fight there in over four years against John Gunderson on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22. He won this fight by Unanimous Decision improving his overall record to 39-16-1.

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