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Fabian Edwards Replaces Norbert Novenyi Jr., Meets Charlie Ward at Bellator 270 in Dublin

Fabian Edwards will support the injured Norbert Novenyi Jr. and will face Charlie Ward in Bellator 270.

Promoters have confirmed the new mid-weight booking following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. Novenyi Jr. announced that a torn ACL forced him to retire from the event. The Bellator 270 takes place at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, on November 5 and stars in a clash between Peter Queally and Patricky Freire over the vacant lightweight championship.

Edwards, the younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, began his career with nine consecutive victories, including four under the Bellator MMA banner. The 28-year-old Team Renegade product comes from continuous defeats by Costello van Steenis and Austin Vanderford in its last two outings.

Anchored in SBG Ireland, the 40-year-old Ward has won six of his seven appearances in the California-based promotion. Warda went 2-0 in 2020, scoring victories against Kyle Kurtz and Andy Manzolo. The Dublin native suffered two KO defeats in the first round of the UFC before signing with Bellator.