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Johnny Eblen vs Fabian Edwards preview
When is Eblen vs Edwards?
Johnny Eblen could potentially square off against Fabian Edwards, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Eblen vs Edwards stats
Johnny Eblen would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Fabian Edwards would make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Eblen would have a slight advantage in power over Edwards, with a 38% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Edwards would have an advantage over Eblen, with a 25% submission rate over Eblen's 8%.
Johnny Eblen is the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Edwards has 6-inch reach advantage.
Eblen is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 month later than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought the same amount of professional rounds, 31 to Edwards' 31.
Eblen vs Edwards form
Eblen remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.
Before that, he had defeated Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had won against Travis Davis at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Edwards has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Gegard Mousasi at Bellator MMA Paris on 12th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Charlie Ward at Bellator Milan on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, Italy.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Austin Vanderford at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
He had lost to Costello van Steenis at Bellator Euro Series 8 on 26th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.
In terms of recent activity, Johnny Eblen has been fighting more than Fabian Edwards.
Johnny Eblen last fought 3 months and 26 days ago, while Fabian Edwards' last outing was 18 days ago.
Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Eblen vs Edwards?
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