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Bellator 299 results: Johnny Eblen delivers devastating finish against Fabian Edwards

Fabian Edwards came up short in his Bellator middleweight title tilt after being brutally knocked out in the third round by Johnny Eblen at Dublin’s 3Arena.

The Birmingham fighter was seeking to join older brother Leon, the UFC welterweight titlist, as world champion at Bellator 299 and opened up a nasty gash over Eblen’s right eye with an elbow in round two.

Eblen, though, responded immediately in the next round, putting Edwards down with a vicious right hand, following up the blow with some ground and pound before pinpoint elbows knocked the Briton out.

The referee intervened by shoving away Eblen, who briefly stood over his rival and seemingly taunted him, before the American wheeled away in celebration at a second successful defence of his crown.

Eblen’s exuberance threatened to spill over as the entourages entered the octagon and the elder Edwards had to be held back from the victor, although tensions quickly cooled down.

While Eblen celebrated his 14th victory from as many mixed martial arts contests, Edwards slipped to his third defeat in 15 fights, ending a three-fight win streak that earned him a title shot.

Bellator 299 Results 

Main Card

Johnny Eblen def. Fabian Edwards
KO (punches and elbows) — Round 3, 0:21

Aaron Pico def. Pedro Carvalho
TKO (punches) — Round 1, 3:05

Sara Collins def. Sinead Kavanagh
Split decision - 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Mads Burnell def. Daniel Weichel
Unanimous decision - 29-28, 30-27, 30-27

Levan Chokheli def. Sabah Homasi
KO (front kick) — Round 1, 1:51

Preliminary Card

Peter Queally and Daniele Miceli
Fight ends at 0:26 as a no-contest

Jay Jay Wilson def. Mansour Barnaoui
Unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Gregory Babene def. Charlie Ward
Submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, 1:03

Ciaran Clarke def. Przemyslaw Gorny
Submission (arm-triangle choke) — Round 2, 2:52

Luca Poclit def. Roman Faraldo
Submission (D’Arce choke) — Round 1, 2:18

Khasan Magomedsharipov def. Piotr Niedzielski
Submission (arm-triangle choke) — Round 2, 3:58

Darragh Kelly def. Jelle Zeegers
TKO (punches) — Round 3, 3:42

Otto Rodrigues def. Brian Moore
Submission (arm-triangle choke) — Round 2, 1:31

Attila Korkmaz def. Davy Gallon
TKO (punches) — Round 3, 0:23.

Asael Adjoudj def. Ibrahim Al-Faqih Hassan
Unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27

Josh O’Connor def. Kenny Mokhonoana
Unanimous decision 30-27, 30-26, 30-26

Romain Debienne def. Nicolo Solli
TKO(punches) — Round 1, 0:39

Sergey Bilostenniy def. Kasim Aras
TKO (wheel kick and punches) — Round 1, 2:33

Mark Ewen def. Noah Gugnon
TKO (punches) — Round 2, 3:51

Mackenzie Stiller def. Chiara Penco
Unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

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