Britain’s Leon Edwards will return to the octagon tonight when he takes on Belal Muhammad in Las Vegas.
Edwards final fought method again in July 2019 when he noticed off Rafael dos Anjos to say his eighth consecutive UFC win.
‘Rocky’ was booked to headline UFC London in March final yr in opposition to former champion Tyron Woodley, however the whole occasion was cancelled as a result of pandemic.
The 29-year-old was then set to face undefeated prospect Khamzat Chimaev in December final yr however that bout was postponed thrice attributable to COVID-19.
Edwards referred to as out welterweight contenders Colby Covington and Nate Diaz, however neither answered the decision.
That didn’t come to fruition and now Edwards will face Palestinian fighter Muhammad who beat Dhiego Lima at UFC 258 simply final month.
Edwards v Muhammad: Date and UK begin time
This battle night time is scheduled to happen within the early hours of Sunday, March 13 for UK followers.
It’s being held on the UFC APEX Middle in Las Vegas.
UK followers can anticipate the headline battle between Edwards and Muhammad to get beneath method at round 4am.
Leon Edwards: 170.5lbs
Belal Muhammad: 170lbs
Edwards v Muhammad: TV and dwell stream
The motion shall be proven on BT Sport 1 with protection beginning at 10:30pm on Saturday night time.
Will probably be dwell streamed on BT Sport’s web site and app for subscribers.
EE cell prospects will have the ability to get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You’ll be able to then cancel the trial at any
The early prelims shall be proven on UFC’s Combat Move and within the US, all prelim bouts shall be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
Edwards v Muhammad: Combat card
Topic to vary
- MAIN EVENT: 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
Edwards v Muhammad: What has been mentioned?
Leon Edwards informed talkSPORT: “When the battle was cancelled for the third time, I used to be comfortable the UFC supplied to maintain me on the cardboard.
“As a result of earlier than, when it obtained cancelled a second time in January for Combat Island, they have been like immediately let’s reschedule. This time, it was like OK, let’s hold you on the cardboard and discover you another person.
“Immediately, Dana mentioned we would like you to battle Colby Covington. I mentioned OK, I’ll be up for that. So it went to Colby and so they mentioned to you wish to battle Leon Edwards and he simply blatantly turned it down.
“He made excuses like all the highest guys do. So we went down the division to see who was obtainable and Belal was man sufficient to step up.
“He solely had a battle [on February 13] so he was already in form and mentioned he would do it. So, respect to Belal for stepping up.”