This is my yard: Ben Edwards set to return to the cage

13 June 2018 5:39 AM

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Hex matchmaker Luke Vella told Edwards he is happy to put him on every show until the UFC calls, so the Canberran has mapped out a plan.

Line 'em up, he'll knock 'em down. "The Guvner" of Canberra is going to rule this town.

"[Vella] said ‘what about June in Melbourne, July in Perth or September somewhere else?’ I said ‘I’d love to go back to Perth but if you can find someone on short notice for June I am ready to go'," Edwards said.

"He threw some names at me and I said yes to all three, and the only guy that would fight me on short notice is my opponent. Credit to the guy, on paper he is a bit of a journeyman but he is a tough nut.

"It’s going to be my first fight in eight months. I’m just happy to finally get one locked in and ready to go, that’s for sure.

"I’m not looking past Phil at all but you do have to plan ahead - in a perfect world, I pull up 100 per cent, I can fight on the July show and hopefully get a win there, hopefully fight on maybe the September show.

"The UFC is coming back to Australia at the end of the year so there is a chance I could be 4-0 or 5-0 by the end of the year, by the time the UFC comes here. That would be awesome.

The UFC has held 12 shows in Australia, most recently in Perth in February, with the nation boasting the record for the highest attendance at a UFC event in history.

If the UFC doesn't come knocking then Edwards could find himself fighting in the Professional Fighters League, which is owned by his long-time friend and combat sports legend Ray Sefo.


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