Belal Muhammad will likely be blissful regardless of not securing the rematch he needed with Leon Edwards.
Based on experiences Muhammad will as a substitute sq. off towards Demian Maia at UFC 263 on June 12.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN first broke the information on social media, he wrote.
Per sources, Demian Maia (@demianmaia) vs. Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) agreed to for UFC 263 on June 12.
Muhammad stepped in to exchange Chimaev on March 13 at UFC Vegas 21.
Edwards began nicely and clearly received spherical one. The struggle was over in spherical two on account of an inadvertent eye poke on Muhammad.
Put up-fight, Muhammad and plenty of followers known as for a rematch.
Edwards was reluctant and has since been booked to struggle Nate Diaz at UFC 262.
Muhammad is ranked #13 rank at 170-pounds and was using a four-fight win streak into his struggle with Edwards.
He final beat by way of Dhiego Lima by way of resolution at UFC 258.
When a struggle with ‘Rocky’ gave the impression to be unlikely, Muhammad known as for a bout with BJJ legend Demian Maia as a substitute.
“Clearly I need a huge struggle,” Muhammad stated. “I really feel like I nonetheless earned a predominant occasion spot simply being keen to take a struggle on three weeks’ discover. A man I really feel like can be a great predominant occasion spot with me is Demian Maia. He’s high 10 and I really feel like I deserve any person high 10 coming off 4 wins in a row, so I believe that struggle is sensible. I haven’t gone towards an actual grappler within the UFC but, so combating a grappler, it excites me. I wanna simply present that aspect of me and to struggle a legend like Demian Maia can be cool.”
The UFC matchmakers the place clearly listening as he’s now been booked towards the Brazilian.
Maia is on the tail finish of his profession however nonetheless stays greater than a match for anybody at welterweight.
Maia hasn’t fought since shedding to Gilbert Burns in March 2020.
The loss snapped a three-fight profitable streak which included a powerful submission of Ben Askren.
Who do you suppose wins at UFC 263? Demian Maia or Belal Muhammad?