Bellator Prospect Watch: Fabian Edwards
By Dan McConnell
The Bellator Prospect watch train continues, and this week’s fighter is one that I have been planning for quite some time, and one that fellow FightPost contributor Jon Prentice will be very happy about!
Of course, I’m talking about Birmingham’s own Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards (6-0).
Fabian fights out of Bellator’s welterweight division and has amounted a very impressive six-fight win unbeaten streak across two promotions, with also an unbeaten amateur record of 6-0.
The Assassin made his professional mixed martial arts debut in May 2017 at Bellator 179 in London, defeating Rafal Cejrowski via flying knee. Fabian then signed for BAMMA and amounted a four-fight win streak defeating Aaron Kennedy, Louis King, Kent Kauppinen and Claudio Conti.
I was at BAMMA 35 in Dublin, for the 26-year old’s last fight with the promotion. Edwards was calling for a title shot, but unfortunately this was BAMMA’s last show and the promotion closed its doors not long after.
Fabian was then snapped up by Bellator MMA, making his debut on the Ryan Scope Patricky Pitbull card in Newcastle of February this year. The prospect defeated an experienced veteran in Lee Chadwick, impressively shutting his opponents wrestling ability down and winning via decision.
Fabian is the younger brother of current UFC welterweight top contender Leon Edwards who has certainly put the brothers and Team Renegade on the map. Team Renegade in Birmingham is a gym that is on the rise and has a whole list of stars including current UFC fighter Tom Breese, former Geordie Shore and current Bellator star Aaron Chalmers, former Cage Warriors now Bellator lightweight Aidan Lee, and also Cage Warriors hot prospect Jai Herbert.
Edwards next bout with Bellator is this Saturday, in his home-town of Birmingham on the Brent Primus v Tim Wilde card. Primus is the former Bellator lightweight champion, and this is the first time the promotion will hold an event in Birmingham.
Fabian will look to put away his opponent in Portugal’s Falco Neto and take one step closer to a welterweight title shot.
For me, Fabian Edwards is one of the best prospects to come out of the UK and is given the European format with Bellator to show the rest of the word what he can do! Watch out for this man in the future.