F. Edwards to face Eblen for Bellator title in Dublin

The Edwards family already has one MMA world champion. It could add a second in September.

Bellator middleweight Fabian Edwards, fresh off a win in a No. 1 contender fight, will challenge champion Johnny Eblen in the main event of Bellator Dublin on Sept. 23 at 3Arena in the Irish capital, the fight promotion announced Monday.

Edwards (12-2), the younger brother of UFC welterweight champ Leon Edwards, earned the title shot with Friday’s unanimous decision win over former champ Gegard Mousasi. Eblen (13-0), who dethroned Mousasi last June, was in attendance at the fight in Paris and afterward entered the cage for a faceoff with Edwards.

Bellator also announced two other bouts for the Dublin card. Brian Moore of Wexford, Ireland, will move up to featherweight to take on Otto Rodrigues, a Brazilian on a 12-fight winning streak.

Also at featherweight, Bellator mainstays Mads Burnell and Daniel Weichel will meet.

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