Final Preventing Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Leon Edwards will (lastly) earn a crack on the 170-pound title with a “spectacular” win over No. 13-ranked Belal Muhammed within the UFC Vegas 21 principal occasion this Sat. night time (March 13) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That’s in line with promotion president Dana White.
“one hundred pc, yeah,” White instructed BT Sport, although it needs to be famous host Caroline Pearce used the phrase “spectacular,” so maybe White can worm his manner out of the dedication if “Rocky” turns in a workmanlike efficiency to safe a unanimous determination victory.
One thing he’s finished a number of occasions previously.
Muhammed (18-3), who fills in for the ailing Khamzat Chimaev, has received 4 in a row and eight of his final 10, so that is hardly a lay-up for Edwards, additionally 18-3. Working in his favor is the truth that welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is at present unbooked.
Edwards, 29, misplaced a call to the “Nigerian Nightmare” in Dec. 2015.