Charlie Ward vs. Fabian Edwards set for Bellator 270

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SBG Ireland’s Charlie Ward has found a new opponent for Bellator 270 in Dublin as per the latest Bellator press release. Ward was originally slated to face Norbert Novenyi Jr. However, Novenyi Jr. suffered a torn ACL and was forced to withdraw. It was looking as though we may not see the Irishman make the walk to the cage in front of the Irish crowd. However, The 6th ranked Bellator Middleweight fighter will face 4th ranked Fabian Edwards.

Ward has gone 6-1 in the promotion so far, only going this distance on two occasions. He’s currently on a two-fight win streak after securing two impressive victories over Kyle Kurtz and Andy Manzolo. The latter being Ward’s last fight just over 13 months ago. A win for Ward could launch him into the top 5 where a queue of fighters awaits reigning Champion Gegard Mousasi.

Team Regenade’s Fabian Edwards will be hoping to pick up his first win since 2019 and upset the returning Dublin crowd. Edwards is currently on a two-fight skid with both losses coming by way of decision. The most recent was against top-ranked Middleweight Austin Vanderford. Prior to that Edwards was on a tear, winning his first four fights with the promotion.

A win here could be very significant for both men as they look to climb the rankings. Home fans will be relieved to see Ward remain on the card and compete in such a high-level fight.


The full fight card for the event is as follows:
(Card subject to change)

BELLATOR MMA 270: Queally vs. Pitbull 2 MainCard:

SHOWTIME (US) / BBC iPlayer (UK) / Virgin Media Two & Virgin Media Sport (IRELAND)

Friday, Nov. 5 – 9 p.m. GMT/5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT

Lightweight World Title Main Event: #4-Peter Queally (13-5-1) vs. #1-Patricky “Pitbull” (23-10) 

Bantamweight Co-Main Event: #6-James Gallagher (11-1) vs. #2-Patrick Mix (14-1)

Middleweight Bout: #4-Fabian Edwards (9-2) vs. #6-Charlie Ward (9-4)

Featherweight Bout: #6-Daniel Weichel (41-6) vs. #7-Pedro Carvalho (11-5)

Preliminary Card:

BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel | Pluto TV (US)

BBC iPlayer (UK) | Virgin Media Two & Virgin Media Sport (IRELAND)

6 p.m. GMT/2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Featherweight Bout: Ciaran Clarke (3-0) vs. Jordan Barton (6-1-1)

Featherweight Bout:Ilias Bulaid (2-0) vs. Georges Sasu (5-2)

Welterweight Bout: Ashley Reece (8-2) vs. Luca Poclit (6-1) 

Lightweight Bout: Daniele Scatizzi (10-5) vs. Brian Hooi (16-8, 1 NC)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Lee Chadwick (26-15-1) vs. Arunas Andriuskevicus (15-4)

Welterweight Bout:Nicolò Solli (3-1) vs. Bobby Pallett (5-0)

Strawweight Bout: Danni Neilan (4-0) vs. Audrey Kerouche (7-5, 2 NC)

Featherweight Bout: Junior Morgan (3-0) vs. Darragh Kelly (Pro Debut)

Welterweight Bout:Stephen Costello (Pro Debut) vs. Joe Nazokatov (Pro Debut)

Heavyweight Bout: Gokhan Saricam(5-1) vs. Charlie Milner (7-1)