By Jake Soliz - November 13, 2019
Friday night at Bellator 233 on the preliminary card at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, Christian Edwards, who fights out of Jackson Wink MMA Academy had a chance to display why he could be the next big MMA star.
He knocked out his opponent Cesar Bennett in just 16 seconds of the first round with a high kick. Bennett who was making his pro debut tried to step back and block a body kick but Edwards went high and the lengthy fighter landed right on the chin.
Christians first fight only lasted 54 seconds when he TKO’d Justin Vargas with a brutal left hook followed by a ground and pound of elbows. Edwards has now improved to 2-0 in MMA competition.
Christian grew up in Yukon Oklahoma. He started training with Jackson Wink MMA Academy in 2017. At just 21 years old, he has been a main training partner with Jon Jones, Don’Tale Mayes and Devin Clark, just to name a few. The up and coming fighter celebrated his birthday on November 5th, just days before his fight.
“The thing that surprises me the most was just how perfectly it landed.” - Christian Edwards
To see the KO and find out more about Christian Edwards, watch his interview on Jackson Wink MMA Academy YouTube Channel:
Christians KO went viral, and was picked up by some major Social Media publications, like ESPN and Barstool Sports, giving Christian Edwards a worldwide exposure in his young MMA career.
Teammate and new Bellator MMA signee Davion Franklin was scheduled to make his much anticipated debut Friday night, but his opponent dropped out due to injury. It looks like we’ll have to wait to see the upcoming Jackson Wink MMA fighter.
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This article first appeared on JACKSONWINK.COM on 11/13/19