Fabian Edwards, the younger brother of UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards, suffered his first career defeat on Saturday, losing a split decision to Costello van Steenis in the main event of Bellator Milan. Van Steenis (13-3), a 28-year-old Dutch middleweight, won for the seventh time in his last eight fights. Edwards, 27 and from England, is 9-1.
Sijara Eubanks is about to make a quick turnaround. She's now fighting Ketlen Vieira at UFC 253 on Sept. 26, sources told ESPN's Brett Okamoto on Wednesday. Eubanks just beat Julia Avila on Sept. 12. Vieira's original opponent, Marion Reneau, had to withdraw from UFC 253 due to an undisclosed injury. Vieira vs. Eubanks is a big fight at women's 135 pounds.
The UFC is finalizing a key lightweight bout between Diego Ferreira and Drew Dober for Nov. 7, multiple sources told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. Ferreira (17-2) has won six straight and is coming off a win over Anthony Pettis. Dober (23-9, 1 NC) has won three straight and six of seven.