Sep 23 2023
Saturday

3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
13-0-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

12-2-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Middleweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
30
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
74.4" / 189 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5UD 3KO 1UD 3
Form
UD 5UD 3KO 1UD 3SD 3
13
Wins
12
5
By KO
4
38
KO%
33
1
By Sub
3
8
SUB%
25
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2017
13
Bouts
14
31
Rounds
31
2 hours, 16 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 18 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
1
-
Tapology
-

Johnny Eblen vs Fabian Edwards preview

When is Eblen vs Edwards?

Johnny Eblen is set to square off against Fabian Edwards in the main event of Bellator MMA, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

This contest is for the Bellator middleweight championship.

Eblen vs Edwards stats

Johnny Eblen steps 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 will 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 has 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 will 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 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 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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 won against Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beat 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 won against 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Johnny Eblen has been fighting more than Fabian Edwards.

Johnny Eblen last fought 3 months and 27 days ago, while Fabian Edwards' last outing was 19 days ago.

Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 15 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 5 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.

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