Leon Edwards-Belal Muhammad Championship Rematch to Headline UFC 304

UFC
May 17, 2024
At long last, Belal Muhammad is getting his shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship gold.

The UFC announced on Thursday that UFC 304 now has its main attraction. Atop the billing at the Co-op Live in Manchester, England, is a welterweight title tilt pitting Leon Edwards (22-3, 1 NC) against Muhammad (23-3, 1 NC). The two first tangled in 2021, and the bout ended via no contest after Edwards landed an accidental eye poke. This July 27 show will feature a champ on a 13-fight unbeaten streak compared to the challenger who has not lost in his last 10 outings.

Edwards claimed the 170-pound throne from Kamaru Usman in 2022, laying waste to the champ with a “Knockout of the Year”-worthy head kick. Their rematch about seven months later also went the Brit’s way, as he prevailed by majority decision. His first defense against someone not named Usman came in December against Colby Covington, and Edwards cruised to a decision by winning four rounds to one. On his run to gold, Edwards beat names including Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone, Vicente Luque and Nate Diaz.

Since a three-round setback to Geoff Neal in 2019, Muhammad has not looked back. Of note, his last five foes—all victories—were all in the top 10 when facing them, as he outworked Gilbert Burns, Sean Brady, Luque, Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia. Of note, he handed Brady his lone career defeat, doing so by a stoppage via strikes. “Remember the Name” holds a low overall finish rate of 26%, with just two wins inside the distance in his current 10-match run.

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Leon-EdwardsBelal-Muhammad-Championship-Rematch-to-Headline-UFC-304-193713

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