Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
23-3-0
22-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight

The tape

35
Age
32
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 2UD 5UD 3UD 3
Form
UD 5MD 5KO 5UD 5NC
23
Wins
22
5
By KO
7
22
KO%
32
1
By Sub
3
4
SUB%
14
3
Losses
3
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
27
Bouts
26
79
Rounds
77
6 hours, 16 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

2
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
2
Tapology
1

Belal Muhammad vs Leon Edwards preview

When is Edwards vs Muhammad II?

Belal Muhammad could potentially face the challenge of Leon Edwards, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Edwards vs Muhammad II stats

Belal Muhammad would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Leon Edwards would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Edwards would have a slight advantage in power over Muhammad, with a 32% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Edwards would have a slight advantage over Muhammad, with a 14% submission rate over Muhammad's 4%.

Belal Muhammad is the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Edwards has a height advantage of 3 inches over Muhammad. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Muhammad is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 2 months later than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 2 more professional rounds, 79 to Edwards' 77.

Edwards vs Muhammad II form

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

In his last fight, he beat Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Sean Brady at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had beat Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had defeated Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Colby Covington at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Before that, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

He had beat Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Belal Muhammad has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.

Belal Muhammad last fought 9 months and 26 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing was 2 months and 16 days ago.

Muhammad's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Edwards vs Muhammad II?

Leon Edwards is currently 12/25 (-210) to win the clash outright, while you can get 6/4 (+150) on Belal Muhammad if you fancy the small upset.

Belal Muhammad vs Leon Edwards news

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