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Bellator’s Fabian Edwards inspired by UFC champ brother Leon and lifts lid on wild celebration party with police called

FABIAN EDWARDS will unleash the inspiration of his brother’s stunning welterweight title victory on Charlie Ward this Saturday.

‘The Assassin’, 29, says he even regularly gets CONFUSED for being Leon after he became champion over Kamaru Usman in August.

Fabian Edwards hopes to continue writing the Edwards legacy at Bellator Milan when he takes on Charlie Ward
Fabian has draw inspiration from his brother Leon who become UFC world champ in August

The pair basked in the 30-year-old’s glory after he became only the second British UFC champion, and the first born in Jamaica.

Now it is Fabian’s turn to continue writing the Edwards legacy at Bellator 287 in Milan this Saturday.

He said: “It has been a really hard camp. I took inspiration from my brother and how he does it. I’ve taken loads from it.

“When I was with him for the three weeks in Utah and seeing how he prepares for his fight, made me take confidence in believing in how he does his thing.

“I used to always try and do my own thing but this time around I’ve listened to him a bit more. He must know what he’s on about! 

Fabian says the best party after Leon’s epic win was a street party in their neighbourhood in Birmingham’s Sutton Coldfield until 1am, with family and friends.

The police were eventually called but let the gathering CONTINUE and even posed for pics with champ Leon.

They also enjoyed a plush party at XS Nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The Edwards family enjoyed partying after Leon’s epic win over Kamaru Usman

Fabian added: “My mum held a party in the area called Sutton Coldfield, where we live.

“It’s like a posh area and we had a street party. That’s never been and it went on till about 1am.

“The police came and everything and police were taking pictures and like ‘oh carry on’ you know.

“It was good, its never been done in those areas.”

Fabian has been in a gruelling camp ahead of Bellator Milan, as he continues his quest to become world champ in the organisation.

But fans still confuse him for older brother Leon.

He said: “A lot of people recognise us. The thing is people always mistake me for Leon.

“The biggest thing is I have to tell people that I’m f***ing Fabian init. Thats the biggest change in my life. People recognise us more.

“A lot more people in Birmingham know what MMA is. I think its a good thing because people are coming into the sport.

“Leon is the champ so he’s out there doing champ stuff but I’m in camp training my a*** off trying to get my own belt.”

Edwards has a bitter taste in his mouth when it comes to facing Ward due to the Irishman pulling out with an injury when the pair were due to fight in November.

He said: “This is how I earn my money. For him to agree to the fight and he said he got injured whilst he agreed to the fight is a p*** take.

“But at least on Saturday I get a chance to let all of that out and show him what it is. I don’t really think much of him to be honest.

“Bellator have said Charlie Ward, one more fight then world title.

“I believe I’ll go in there and do what I can do to Charlie and then I could get a world title fight next year.”

“Watch Fabian Edwards in action at BELLATOR 287: Piccolotti vs. Barnaoui live on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer on Saturday, October 29, from the Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, from 5:30pm BST”

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