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.