Yves Edwards (left) and Edson Berto weigh-in for EliteXC: Street Certified. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.
EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons will still defend his title for the first time against Yves Edwards, but he’ll have to wait a little longer in order to do it.
Edwards has informed The Fight Network that the fight, which was scheduled to take place at an April 26th at Elite Xtreme Combat event in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been postponed until June 14th.
“I had already started training for it,” Edwards said in the report. “A few weeks ago, they told us it was postponed. I didn’t stop training, but I did come home to spend time with my kids.”
Many saw Edwards score a first-round, highlight-reel flying knee knockout of Edson Berto at EliteXC: Street Certified last month. Edwards has bounced back from a three-fight losing streak to win three straight fights. The “Thugjitsu” founder submitted Alonzo Martinez and Nick Gonzalez at separate HDNet Fights and EliteXC events respectively last year.
Noons has looked extremely impressive since being knocked out by Charles Bennett in his EliteXC debut last February.
He rebounded with a knockout of Edson Berto last summer and shocked the world with a huge upset of Nick Diaz to claim the vacant EliteXC lightweight strap this past November.