Mar 13 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Vegas 21
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
18-3-0
NC
NC
18-3-0

The tape

30
Age
33
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Tape record

Form
18
Wins
18
6
By KO
4
33
KO%
22
3
By SUB
1
17
SUB%
6
3
Loses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2012
21
Bouts
21
55
Rounds
59
4 hours, 9 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 41 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad report

Who won Edwards vs Muhammad?

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Edwards vs Muhammad stats

Leon Edwards stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Belal Muhammad made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Edwards had advantage in power over Muhammad, with a 33% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.

Leon Edwards was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Edwards had a height advantage of 3 inches over Muhammad. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Edwards' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Muhammad's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Muhammad, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 57 to Muhammad's 72.

Edwards vs Muhammad form

Edwards had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Before that, he had beat Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night 127 on 17th March 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had defeated Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night 115 on 2nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Activity check

Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Muhammad's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

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