DUBLIN - Brace yourselves, fight fans, as Bellator MMA unleashes a powerhouse lineup for Bellator 299: Eblen vs. Edwards, set to grace the iconic 3Arena in Dublin on September 23. With a staggering 21 fights on the card, this event is poised to deliver an unforgettable night of top-tier mixed martial arts action. Headlined by an electric clash for the BELLATOR Middleweight World Championship, this event promises to leave a lasting impact on the Irish capital.
Undefeated champion Johnny Eblen (13-0) is gearing up to defend his title against the UK's No.1 contender, Fabian Edwards (12-2). With his eyes set on emulating his brother's championship status, Edwards is out to prove himself against the reigning champion in what is expected to be a nail-biting showdown.
Adding to the intrigue, the co-main event features a clash between No. 3-ranked Aaron Pico (11-4) and SBG Ireland's own No. 5-ranked Pedro Carvalho (13-7) in a featherweight bout that is bound to set the arena on fire.
Fans are in for a treat with the broadcast set to air live on SHOWTIME (US), BBC iPlayer (UK), and Virgin Media Sport (IRE) at 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will kick off at 4 p.m. BST/11 a.m. ET and will be available on the BELLATOR YouTube Channel, BELLATOR channel on Pluto TV (US), BBC iPlayer (UK), and Virgin Media Sport (IRE).
The stacked lineup sees Tunisian-Frenchman Mansour Barnaoui (20-5), ranked No. 9, square off against New Zealand's Jay-Jay Wilson (9-1) in a lightweight bout, promising a clash of styles and skills. The welterweight division is set to ignite with an intriguing battle between SBG's Luca Poclit (9-1), known for his crafty jiu-jitsu prowess, and the striking specialist "Vicious" Roman Faraldo (8-1).
Featherweight action also takes center stage, with Frenchman Asael Adjoudj (6-1) facing off against Manchester Top Team's Ibrahim Al-Faqih Hassan (4-1), and undefeated Dagestani sensation Khasan Magomedsharipov (8-0) squaring up against Wales' own Martin McDonough (12-6).
In the lightweight division, fans can anticipate a showdown between Normandy's Davy Gallon (21-8-2, 1 NC) and Berlin's Attila Korkmaz (13-7), promising an explosive exchange of skills.
Last but not least, a heavyweight collision between Russia's Sergei Bilostennyi (10-3) and Germany's Kasim Aras (7-2) is set to close the show with a bang on September 23 in Dublin. The anticipation is building, and fight enthusiasts around the world can't wait to witness the sparks fly at Bellator 299.