An enormous-time contest happens on Saturday night time the place the winner seems to be to place themselves in prime place for a welterweight title shot as No. Three-ranked Leon Edwards takes on No. 13-ranked Belal Muhammad from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nev.
Edwards had been set to face Khamzat Chimaev on a number of events. However Chimaev has unable to get well from the coronavirus, and the UFC determined to go in a special course so Edwards can lastly compete after being inactive since July 2019. Although he simply beat Dhiego Lima at UFC 258, Muhammad is stepping as much as plate on 4 weeks discover.
Edwards returns for the primary time in 20 months, using an eight-fight profitable streak. In his final outing, the Englishman defeated former light-weight champion Rafael dos Anjos through unanimous choice. “Rocky” hasn’t suffered defeat since December 2015. Who did Edwards lose to? Present welterweight champion Kamaru Usman through unanimous choice.
Muhammad enters the largest contest of his profession and his first UFC primary occasion by profitable eight of his 9 fights, together with a present four-fight profitable streak. When the chance arose he may not have by no means gotten, Muhammad took benefit and plans on capitalizing the prospect he is been given.
“That is that second the place, I requested for it,” Muhammad mentioned to MMA Preventing. “You are at all times seeing it in your head taking place a sure manner. I believed it was going to be an extended highway, however the truth that it got here so fast, stunning. I haven’t got to undergo 13 different guys to get to No. Three. I can simply go straight to No. Three, win this battle, and get a title battle.”
“This can be a man (Edwards) that received eight of his final 9 fights, and a man who received eight fights,” Muhammad mentioned. “Within the previous UFC days, that is the frickin’ primary occasion.”
Can Edwards shake off cage rust and inch nearer to a coveted title shot? Or does Muhammad spring the upset and vault himself into title rivalry?
Right here is the whole lot you must find out about UFC Combat Evening: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad.
When is UFC Combat Evening: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad?
- Date: Saturday, March 13
- Prelims: 5 p.m. ET
- Principal card: eight p.m. ET
UFC Combat Evening: Edwards vs. Muhammad takes place Saturday night time, March 13. Prelims get underway at 5 p.m. ET, adopted by the primary card at eight p.m. ET.
How you can watch UFC Combat Evening: Edwards vs. Muhammad TV, reside stream information
In the USA, the prelims and primary card are on ESPN+.
In Canada, the prelims (5 p.m. ET) and primary card are on TSN5.
Within the U.Ok., UFC Combat Evening could be seen reside BT Sport 1 (prelims at 11 p.m. GMT and primary card at 1 a.m. on Sunday).
In Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the UFC Combat Evening primary card (2 a.m. CET Sunday) is accessible on DAZN, the worldwide sports activities streaming service.
Extra particulars about methods to watch in different nations could be discovered at UFC.com.
The place is UFC Combat Evening?
UFC Combat Evening: Edwards vs. Muhammad will happen on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Edwards competes on the Apex for the primary time whereas Muhammad steps into the venue for the third time.
UFC Combat Evening odds
Wager MGM (as of March eight) has put in Edwards as a large favourite at -250 which means you’d have to guess $250 to win $100. In the meantime, Muhammad is at +210, which means for those who guess $100, you’d internet $210.
Leon Edwards report, bio
- Title: Leon Edwards
- Nationality: English
- Born: August 25, 1991
- Peak: 6-2
- Attain: 74 inches
- Whole fights: 21
- Report: 18-Three
Belal Muhammad report, bio
- Title: Belal Muhammad
- Nationality: Palestinian
- Born: July 9, 1988
- Peak: 5-10
- Attain: 72 inches
- Whole fights: 21
- Report: 18-Three
UFC Combat Evening: Edwards vs. Muhammad battle card
- Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad; Welterweight
- Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann; Mild Heavyweight
- Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins; Heavyweight
- Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker; Featherweight
- Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder; Ladies’s Strawweight
- Matheus Nicolau vs. Manel Kape; Flyweight
- Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart; Middleweight
- Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich; Ladies’s Flyweight
- Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez; Bantamweight
- Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo; Featherweight
- Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant; Bantamweight
- Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula; Ladies’s Strawweight
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt; Welterweight