The first frame was a high paced slugfest that unfolded with Edwards stinging precise counter strikes on the feet. Ferguson unveiled how durable his chin is by eating a handful of punches and one high kick, but continuing to plug away with combinations of his own that started to shift the momentum in his direction. To close the round, Ferguson hit a beautiful rolling omoplata that Edwards managed to worm free of.
The second round was more fan-friendly striking with both fighters digging in and throwing their hands with bad intentions, landing at a fairly equal clip. Ferguson rolled out a diverse set of attacks with low kicks, high kicks, a head-snapping lead uppercut and a takedown to finish the round.
Edwards hung tough and remained a counter striking threat in the third, catching the young fighter with more kicks and his straight left, but Ferguson's resilience was on full display. "El Cucuy" kept lancing long punches and low kicks of his own while constantly pressing forward.
The final result was a unanimous decision for Ferguson with two 30-27 scores and one 29-28.