Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Eblen vs Edwards?
Johnny Eblen could potentially face Leon Edwards, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Eblen vs Edwards stats
Johnny Eblen would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Leon Edwards would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 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 43% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Edwards would have a slight advantage over Eblen, with a 14% submission rate over Eblen's 7%.
Johnny Eblen is the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 1 inch over Eblen. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Eblen is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 6 year and 1 month later than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 38 less professional rounds, 34 to Edwards' 72.
Eblen vs Edwards form
Eblen remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 299 on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.
He had beat Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had won against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
In terms of recent activity, Johnny Eblen has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Johnny Eblen last fought 2 months and 14 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing was 8 months and 19 days ago.
Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 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 4 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Eblen vs Edwards?
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