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Fabian Edwards vs. Austin Vanderford Targeted for May 21 Event – MMA Root



Fabian Edwards is likely to face Austin Vanderford on a medium weight at Bellator 259.

Sherdog.com has confirmed that the pair is in progress with a source close to the situation following reports from ESPN
and MMAjunkie.com. The Bellator 259 takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., On May 21 and hosts a women’s wing championship match between Cristiane Justino and Leslie Smith.

Edwards, the younger brother of UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards, began his professional career with nine consecutive victories before overturning the decision of Castelo Van Steinis on his last trip to Belano last September. “The Assassin” had started Bellator’s tenure with four wins before the defeat.

Vanderford, meanwhile, is 10-0 in his professional career – including four triumphs in the California-based promotion. The 31-year-old representative of Gracie Barra Portland wins the unanimous decision of victory over Vinicius de Jesus at Bellator 251 last November.

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