UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad will take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday, March 14 with the main card starting at 12pm AEDT.
Here are our best bets and predictions for the main event of UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad on ESPN. Read on for Edwards vs Muhammad tips.
Leon Edwards Last 5 Fights 🥊
|20-Jul-19||Win||Rafael dos Anjos||Decision (unanimous)|
|16-Mar-19||Win||Gunnar Nelson||Decision (split)|
|23-Jun-18||Win||Donald Cerrone||Decision (unanimous)|
|17-Mar-18||Win||Peter Sobotta||TKO (punches)|
|2-Sep-17||Win||Bryan Barberena||Decision (unanimous)|
Belal Muhammad Last 5 Fights 🥊
|February 13, 2021||Win||Dhiego Lima||Decision (unanimous)|
|June 20, 2020||Win||Lyman Good||Decision (unanimous)|
|September 7, 2019||Win||Takashi Sato||Submission (rear-naked choke)|
|April 13, 2019||Win||Curtis Millender||Decision (unanimous)|
|January 19, 2019||Loss||Geoff Neal||Decision (unanimous)|
Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad
The main event is a Welterweight bout between the #3 ranked Leon Edwards and #13 ranked Belal Muhammad. Both men boast 18-3 records in their professional MMA careers with Edwards having his first fight since July 2019.
Edwards has thrived in the Welterweight division, going 10-2 since arriving in the UFC; his last loss came back in 2015 against reigning UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Standing in his way is Belal “Remember The Name” Muhammad who has a 9-3 record in the UFC. He is on a four-fight win streak as he faces his toughest test just one month after a unanimous decision victory at UFC 258 against Dhiego Lima.
Edwards has beaten the likes of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and former UFC Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos but the question will be whether there is any ring rust with this promising Welterweight.
During his absence from the Octagon, “Rocky” has called out former Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and rising star Khamzat Chimaev but neither fight eventuated. In addition to both men, Edwards had also looked to fight Colby Covington, but a deal could not be reached on that fight.
Edwards isn’t known for knockout highlight reels in the UFC, with two knockout victories since joining the promotion in 2014. Most of his wins have come via unanimous decision except for a split decision victory over Gunnar Nelson that should have been unanimous and a submission win over Albert Tumenov.
Muhammad has looked impressive during his four-fight winning streak but Edwards is a big step up in competition and we prediction he will fall short with Edwards to get the job done via the judges’ scorecards.