Bellator 299 results: Johnny Eblen KOs Fabian Edwards, gets into confrontation with UFC champ Leon Edwards

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Johnny Eblen is still undefeated and still Bellator champion.

Eblen successfully defended his middleweight title Saturday in the main event of Bellator 299 at 3Arena in Dublin. Eblen (14-0 MMA, 10-0 BMMA) dropped Fabian Edwards (12-3 MMA, 8-3 BMMA) early in the third round and then finished him with ground-and-pound shortly after to log his second successful title defense.

The official result was a knockout win in favor of Eblen at the 0:21 mark of Round 3.

“Pressure” then hovered over hurt Edwards and shouted at him. Fabian’s brother, UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, wasn’t happy with Eblen’s gestures and the two had a confrontation in the cage that forced security to step in and separate the two.

Shortly after, cooler heads prevailed, and Eblen and Leon shook hands.

Prior to the stoppage, the fight was going Eblen’s way with a few minor hiccups. Eblen had a leg kick-heavy attack and used his wrestling to press and control Edwards against the cage. He had a volume advantage that seemed to put him over in the fight. Edwards did land a few shots, and even an elbow that cut Eblen’s forehead, but mainly lacked volume.

Eblen defended the middleweight title for the second time. His first defense came in February agaianst Russia’s Anatoly Tokov in a unanimous decision. Eblen became champion in June 2022 when he took the belt from Gegard Mousasi.

Edwards saw a three-fight winning streak come to an end with the defeat. It also was the first stoppage loss of his career.

Below are complete Bellator 299 results:

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 299.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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