Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen got sliced open by Fabian Edwards, then engaged berserker mode to finish his man in brutal fashion to retain his 185-pound title at Bellator 299 in Dublin.
Bellator 299 weigh-ins: Sparks fly as Johnny Eblen and Fabian Edwards face off ahead of Dublin showdown
The fighters are weighed in and ready for Bellator 299 on Saturday night. And, after the official weigh-in session in the morning, the fighters faced off in the afternoon, with tempers threatening to boil over as the main event fighters went nose to nose ahead of fight night.
Bellator's return to Dublin, Ireland, will see the promotion hit the 3Arena with a bumper card, with 21 fights scheduled for action on September 23.
The Bellator middleweight championship will be on the line in the main event of Bellator Dublin, as the promotion returns to the Emerald Isle on Saturday, September 23.
Fabian Edwards unpacks nerveless win over Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 296: ‘I’ve got a pocket full of cash and a title shot’
Fabian Edwards was cool, calm, and collected as he picked up the biggest win of his career at Bellator 296.
Fabian Edwards booked himself a September date with Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen after claiming a dominant victory over Dutch MMA legend and former Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 296 in Paris, France.
Bellator 296 weigh-in results: All smiles in Paris as Mousasi and Edwards make weight for pivotal clash
The fighters are all weighed in, and the 14-bout card for Bellator 296 in Paris is now official.
Bellator 296: Fabian Edwards says he has ‘every advantage’ over Gegard Mousasi ahead of Paris main event
Bellator middleweight contender Fabian Edwards is on the cusp of a shot at the promotion’s middleweight title, and he said he’s ready to take that final step to earn himself a championship opportunity.
Bellator 296 fight week kicked off with a showpiece press conference as Bellator president Scott Coker, flanked by the stars of the main and co-main events, answered questions from the media at the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
The Bellator cage is heading back to Paris on Friday, May 12, and it’s bringing two pivotal clashes to top the fight card.