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Fabian Edwards Secures Redemption: Earns Title Rematch with Johnny Eblen at Bellator Champions Series Belfast

Edwards hitting Jeffery
Fabian Edwards vs. AAron Jeffery

In a hard-fought battle at Bellator Champions Series Belfast, Fabian Edwards emerged victorious in a lackluster but decisive unanimous decision win over Aaron Jeffery, earning himself a shot at redemption against Johnny Eblen for the middleweight title.

The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, witnessed Edwards' strategic prowess as he edged out Jeffery in a closely contested matchup, with all three judges scoring the fight 29-28 in favor of Edwards.

The bout was labeled as a title eliminator, with the winner set to face Eblen for the coveted middleweight championship. Edwards, determined to avenge his previous loss to Eblen, expressed his eagerness during his post-fight interview, declaring, 

"I'm coming," signaling his intent to claim the title that eluded him in their previous encounter.

The fight against Jeffery marked Edwards' return to the cage since his knockout defeat against Eblen, where he fell short in their championship clash. Despite facing adversity, Edwards showcased his resilience and determination, weathering Jeffery's pressure and control tactics against the cage while landing significant strikes and inflicting damage throughout the fight.

With this victory, Edwards not only secures a title rematch but also adds another impressive win to his record, further solidifying his status as a top contender in the middleweight division. His notable victories over veterans such as Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi highlight his skill and potential in the MMA landscape.

On the flip side, Jeffery, despite his valiant effort, now faces a setback with a 1-2 record in his past three performances. However, his previous victory over Dalton Rosta showcases his resilience and ability to bounce back from setbacks.

As Edwards prepares for his rematch with Eblen, MMA enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the showdown, recognizing it as a pivotal moment in Edwards' quest for redemption and championship glory.


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