The big competition takes place on Saturday night, where the winner strives to be put in the best position to score in the welterweight division, while Leon Edwards in 3rd place took Belala Muhammad with 13th place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nev.
Edwards was repeatedly confronted by Khamzat Chimaev. But Chimaev failed to recover from the coronavirus, and the UFC decided to head in the other direction so Edwards could finally compete after being inactive since July 2019. Although he had just beaten Dhiego Lima at UFC 258, Muhammad amplified four weeks in advance.
Edwards returns for the first time in 20 months, climbing a series of eight fights. In the last time-out, the Englishman defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos by a unanimous decision. “Rocky” has not suffered a defeat since December 2015. Since when did Edwards lose? The current champion in the light heavyweight category, Kamaru Usman, by a unanimous decision.
Muhammad enters the biggest competition of his career and his first UFC major event by winning eight of his nine fights, including the current series of four fights. When an opportunity presented itself that he may never have been given, Muhammad took advantage and plans to capitalize on the chance given to him.
“This is the moment I was looking for,” Muhammad told MMA Fighting. “You always see it in your head going a certain way. I thought it was going to be a long time, but the fact that it came so fast, nice. I don’t have to go through 13 other guys to get to number 3. I can just go straight to number 3, win this fight and get the title fight. “
“This is a guy (Edwards) who has won eight of the last nine fights and a guy who has won eight fights,” Muhammad said. “In the old UFC days, this was a fucking main event.”
Can Edwards shake off the cage rust and an inch closer to the desired cover shot? Or does Muhammad harass and turn into a title dispute?
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Leon Edwards vs. Belala Muhammad.
When is UFC Fight Night: Leon Edwards vs. Belala Muhammad?
- Date: Saturday, March 13th
- Prelims: 17:00 ET
- Main map: 20:00 ET
UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad takes place on Saturday night, March 13, preparations begin at 5:00 p.m. ET, followed by a main ticket at 8:00 p.m. ET.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad TV, live streaming information
In the United States, the preparatory and master maps are on ESPN +.
In Canada, there are preparatory matches (17:00 ET) and the main ticket to TSN5.
In the UK, you can watch UFC Fight Night live on BT Sport 1 (prep dates at 23:00 GMT and main ticket at 1:00 on Sunday).
In Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the main UFC Fight Night ticket (Sunday from 2pm CET) is available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service.
More details on how to watch in other countries can be found at UFC.com.
Where is UFC Fight Night?
UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Edwards competes at Apex for the first time, while Muhammad enters the scene for the third time.
UFC Fight Night odds
You bet MGM (as of March 8) installed Edward as a huge favorite at -250, which means you’ll need to invest $ 250 to win $ 100. Meanwhile, Muhammad is at +210, which means that if you invest $ 100, you would get $ 210.
Record of Leon Edwards, biography
- Name: Leon Edwards
- Nationality: English
- Born: August 25, 1991
- Height: 6-2
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 18-3
Record of Belal Muhammad, biography
- Name: Belal Muhammad
- Nationality: Palestinian
- Born: July 9, 1988
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 18-3
UFC Fight Night: Edwards battle card against Muhammad
- Leon Edwards v. Belal Muhammad; Light heavyweight category
- Misha Cirkunov v. Ryan Spann; Light heavyweight category
- Ben Rothwell v. Philipe Lins; Heavyweight
- Iga Day vs. Gavin Tucker; Perolaka category
- Angela Hill v. Ashley Yoder; Women’s straw
- Matheus Nicolau v. Manel Cape; Flyweight
- Eryk Anders v. Darren Stewart; Medium category
- Cortney Casey v. JJ Aldrich; Female fly category
- Rani Yahya v. Ray Rodriguez; Bantamweight
- Charles Jourdain v. Marcel Rojo; Perolaka category
- Jonathan Martinez v. Davey Grant; Bantamweight
- Jinh Yu Frey v. Gloria de Paula; Women’s straw
- Matthew Semelsberger v. Jason Witt; Light heavyweight category