Fabian Edwards returns to the Bellator cage, this time in Milan, to meet SBG fighter, Charlie Ward. The all-action affair will be earmarked by many as a fan-friendly affair with striking aplenty. Edwards enters the bout following a huge knockout win over former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The elbow Edwards landed set his stock on a firm upwards trajectory. Meanwhile Charlie Ward is on a three-fight win streak of his own.
Fabian Edwards Hope for Second Time Lucky
The fight was originally meant to be contested in May, but due to a Charlie Ward injury, the bout was scrapped. That is, until now. Edwards is currently stateside, occupied with brother Leon Edwards‘s upcoming bout with pound-for-pound superstar Kamaru Usman.
“The fight got announced and then a few weeks later he pulled out, I was a bit sceptical of signing up for this fight because I’m not a fan of signing up to face someone who had pulled out, especially when he knew he was injured before he took the fight.”
Continuing his thought, Edwards stated :
“I just thought he was taking the p*** if I’m honest. I was coming off a couple of losses. We hadn’t fought in ages, and this is how we make our money so for me to sign up to a fight he was injured for and for me to be putting in the work. I’m having to cram an eight-week camp into half the time because I only had about four weeks to prepare.”
Title Fight Next for Edwards?
Fabian Edwards too, like his brother, has been promised a shot at gold with a win over Ward.
“I’m after gold belts and big cheque. So for him to pull out of a fight like he did leave a bad taste in my mouth. After I dealt with Machida I went after revenge, I wanted Austin Vanderford [the last man who beat him] straight away, but they’ve given me the path where it’s Charlie, one more fight, and then a world title so I was like ‘okay,’ and now I know what’s laid out for me.”
Many other famous faces from the Bellator roster are making the trip to Italy. That is including headliners Adam Piccolotti and Mansour Barnaoui. They are joined by Englishmen Saul Rodgers and Tim Wilde on a card that is sure to deliver high-level, fast-paced action. The final spot on the main card is filled out by Andrew Fisher taking on Justin Gonzalez, giving the UK fans plenty to tune in for.
Who have you got winning at Bellator 287 in Milan?