Bellator 249 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,
Connecticut on Oct. 15 and is headlined by a women’s featherweight
title clash between Cristiane
Justino and Arlene
Blencowe. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m.
ET/6 p.m. PT, while the prelims stream immediately prior on
Bellator’s YouTube channel.
Edwards, who trains at Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
is unbeaten in three Bellator appearances – including a pair of
KO/TKO finishes in less than a minute. He last fought at Bellator
239, where he took a unanimous decision over DiMarcco
Hutchison. Edwards was supposed to compete at Bellator 243
before his opponent withdraw a couple days before the event.
A two-time NCAA All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University,
Crutchmer is 6-0 thus far in his MMA career – including a pair of
triumphs under the Bellator banner. The American Kickboxing Academy
product is coming off a first-round submission win over Scott
Futrell at Bellator 239.