A pair of exciting Bellator MMA title fights have been announced for the month of September, bringing fans two action-packed events to look forward to. Lightweight champion Usman Nurmagomedov, with an impressive record of 17-0, is set to defend his title against Alexander Shabliy (24-3) on September 7th at the Bellator Champions Series: San Diego event at Pechanga Arena. Nurmagomedov, who is the cousin of the legendary retired UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, is known as one of the top fighters in the 155-pound weight class. He has been on a hiatus since October due to a suspension for a banned substance found in his medication, as well as recovering from a knee injury earlier this year.

Following this event, middleweight champion Johnny Eblen (15-0) will face Fabian Edwards (13-3) in a highly anticipated rematch on September 14th at the OVO Arena Wembley in London. Eblen started off his 2024 season with a split decision victory over the 2023 PFL champion Impa Kasanganay. Despite facing tough competition, Eblen managed to maintain his undefeated record in a thrilling bout at one of the PFL’s major events in Saudi Arabia.

In their previous encounter, Eblen emerged victorious by knocking out Edwards to retain his Bellator title. Edwards, who happens to be the brother of current UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, is determined to secure his revenge and claim the title in his home country of England. He earned his shot at the rematch by defeating Aaron Jeffrey through a decision in March, setting the stage for an intense showdown between the two talented fighters.

Fans can expect high-stakes action and fierce competition as these skilled athletes battle it out in the cage for supremacy. The upcoming Bellator MMA events promise to deliver excitement and drama, showcasing the best of the sport for fans around the world to enjoy. Stay tuned for more updates and coverage as the September title fights draw near.