Bellator Europe’s sophomore effort continues to fill out, and a highly touted prospect now has an opponent, while a Bellator Kickboxing champ will try his hand at MMA for the first time in more than a decade.
Bellator officials today announced that undefeated middleweight Fabian Edwards (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) will face Portuguese newcomer Falco Neto (11-9 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), while Bellator Kickboxing welterweight title holder Raymond Daniels (0-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut against Jon Durrant (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at Bellator Europe 2, which takes place May 4 at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England.
The card is expected to stream on DAZN in North America.
Edwards made his professional debut under the Bellator banner with a May 2017 first-round knockout. He then racked up four more stoppage wins under the BAMMA banner before returning to Bellator for the promotion’s first Bellator Europe card, picking up a decision win over Lee Chadwick in February. He now meets Portugal’s Neto, who makes his promotional debut. “Telelo” has earned nine of his 11 career wins via stoppage, including seven by knockout.
Meanwhile, Daniels is known as one of Bellator Kickboxing’s most entertaining athletes and now returns to an MMA cage for the first time since a 2008 submission loss under the Strikeforce banner. He takes on Durrant, who makes his professional debut.
With the additions to the card, the Bellator Europe 2 lineup now includes:
- Brent Primus vs. Tim Wilde
- Derek Campos vs. Ryan Scope
- Fabian Edwards vs. Falco Neto
- Raymond Daniels vs. Jon Durrant
- Aiden Lee vs. Saul Rogers
- Brian Moore vs. Binh Son Le
- Domingos Barros vs. Rob Beech
- Lee Chadwick vs. James Mulheron
- Giorgio Pietrini vs. Jim Wallhead
- David Khalsa vs. Dominique Wooding
- Ashley Reece vs. Craig Turner
- Kane Mousah vs. Mateusz Piskorz
- Corey Beldon vs. Akonne Wanliss
- Daniel Cassell vs. John Nicholls
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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