Fabian Edwards looks to add more gold to the family's trophy case as he challenges Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen at Bellator 299. Eblen vs. Edwards headlines the event from Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, Sept. 23 followed shortly after by Bellator 300.
Edwards, the younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, secured his title shot by defeating former middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi. Eblen is a perfect 13-0 and is coming off his first successful title defense against Anatoly Tokov after taking the title from Mousasi last year. The card also welcomes back Aaron Pico as he battles Pedro Carvalho in a fight that could crown the next featherweight title contender.
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Bellator celebrates 300 events just two weeks later. The promotion has an incredibly rare four title cards lined up on one card. Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell, women's featherweight champ Cris Cyborg vs. Cat Zingano, lightweight champ Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Brent Primus and women's flyweight champ Liz Carmouche vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane have all been announced. Nurmagomedov vs. Primus is notably a semifinals bout in the $1 million Lightweight World Grand Prix.
Fast forward one month and Bellator 301 takes place in Chicago. The doubleheader features welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov vs. Jackson Jackson, plus Sergio Pettis vs. Patchy Mix in a bantamweight title unifier.
Be sure to check back in on this page to stay up to date on the upcoming Bellator events throughout the remainder of the year.
Upcoming Bellator MMA schedule
|Event||Date||Main event||Weight class||Location||TV|
|Bellator 299||Sept. 23||Johnny Elben (c) vs. Fabian Edwards||Middleweight title||Dublin||Showtime|
|Bellator 300||Oct. 7||Ryan Bader (c) vs. Linton Vassell||Heavyweight title||San Diego||Showtime|
|Bellator 301||Nov. 17||Yaroslav Amosov (c) vs. Jason Jackson||Welterweight title||Chicago||Showtime|