Fabian Edwards faces Costello van Steenis on Sept. 26 Bellator show in Milan

    Fabian Edwards and Costello van Steenis are getting their chance to fight in 2020.

    The middleweight bout has been rebooked for Bellator’s upcoming Sept. 26 event in Milan, Italy, part of the promotion’s European Series of shows. Edwards and van Steenis were to fight in London this past May, but that bout was postponed when Bellator was forced to cancel multiple events due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

    Officials announced the matchup Tuesday via press release.

    Edwards, 27, has yet to taste defeat in his career, going 9-0 as a pro including five appearances for Bellator. In his most recent outing in November, he won a split decision against fellow Englishman Mike Shipman.

    Van Steenis (12-2) is coming off of his first loss in Bellator. The 28-year-old Gegard Mousasi protege lost a unanimous decision to veteran John Salter at Bellator 233 in November after winning his first four fights in the Bellator cage.

    Two other middleweight bouts are scheduled for the Oct. 26 show, Will Fleury (7-3) vs. Kent Kauppinen (12-5), and Pietro Penini (9-1-1, 1 NC) vs. Mike Shipman (13-3).

    Bellator Milan is one of three Bellator events taking place at Allianz Cloud in Italy later this year, with cards also booked for Oct. 1 and Oct. 3 at the venue. These events will be held without fans in attendance.

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