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US - TBC / UK - TBC
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Edwards vs Vanderford?
Fabian Edwards is set to take on Austin Vanderford, during the main card of Bellator 259, on Friday 21st May 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Edwards vs Vanderford stats
Fabian Edwards steps into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Austin Vanderford will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Edwards has a slight advantage in power over Vanderford, with a 33% knock out percentage over Vanderford's 30%.
Fabian Edwards is the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 2 inches over Vanderford. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Edwards is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 months later than Vanderford, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 4 less professional rounds, 19 to Vanderford's 23.
Edwards vs Vanderford form
Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Costello van Steenis on 26th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mike Shipman on 23rd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London, England.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jonathan Bosuku on 22nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at SSE Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Falco Neto on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
He had beat Lee Chadwick on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 3 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Vanderford's last 3 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.