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UFC Rankings Report: Izzy Moves Up P4P, Muhammad Cracks Top 10

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC 263! Check out all the changes below! Men’s Pound for Pound: Israel Adesanya moves up one position to #3, making the new pound-for-pound top 5 as follows: Jon Jones (#1), Kamaru Usman (#2), Israel Adesanya (#3), Alexander Volkanovski (#4), and Francis Ngannou...

Muhammad Says He Would’ve “Broke” Edwards In 5th Round Unlike Diaz

Belal Muhammad believes it would have been a different story had he fought Leon Edwards at UFC 263. Muhammad was victorious at UFC 263, earning a unanimous decision win against UFC veteran Demain Maia. After his victory, Muhammad claimed in his post-fight press conference that he would have "broke" Edwards,...

Belal Muhammad: I’m A Harder Fight Than Nate Diaz

Ahead of the welterweight clash between Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards at UFC 263, Belal Muhammad is in a peculiar spot in the 170lbs division. Belal Muhammad last competed against Edwards in March, and the fight ended with Edwards poking the eye of Muhammad so bad that "Remember The...

Belal Muhammad Says A Win Over Demian Maia Cements Him As A Welterweight Contender

Belal Muhammad is confident he will become a legit welterweight contender after Saturday night. Muhammad had a shot to enter the top-five back in March when he fought Leon Edwards. Unfortunately, the scrap ended in a No Contest, but the fan-favorite gets another big fight at UFC 263 as he...

Demian Maia & Belal Muhammad Agree To Fight At UFC 263 On June 12

Belal Muhammad won’t get the opponent he wanted, but he will still have an opportunity to break into the top 10 of the welterweight division when he takes on Demian Maia at UFC 263. According to an ESPN report, Maia and Muhammad have verbally agreed to fight at the UFC...

Kevin Holland Eyes Move Down To 170 & Fight Against Belal Muhammad

Kevin Holland is looking at making a big change after his UFC Vegas 22 loss to Derek Brunson. The five-fight winning streak Holland brought into the cage with him at UFC Vegas 22 evaporated round after round as Derek Brunson was able to implement a suffocating game plan for a...

Daniel Cormier Gives Insight On Possibility Of Redisgnging UFC Gloves

In the wake of UFC Vegas 21, the recurrence of eye pokes seemed to be the theme of the week, and Daniel Cormier understands that the issue is trickier to solve than it seems, even if the UFC redesigns their current gloves. In the main event last Saturday, Belal...

Belal Muhammad Warned Ref About Edwards’ Fingers Before Fight

Even though it would appear no permanent damage was done to Belal Muhammad's eye following an illegal strike from Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 21, the welterweight claims he specifically warned the referee Herb Dean of the tendency before the fight started. Ruled a no-contest, the bout between Muhammad and...

UFC Vegas 21 Medical Suspensions: How Long Is Muhammad Out?

The UFC Vegas 21 medical suspensions have been released. At UFC Vegas 21, Belal Muhammad was the victim of a vicious eye poke from Leon Edwards that saw the main event end in a no-contest. It was clear from both the audio of Muhammad’s groans as well as the visual...

Jamahal Hill Foreshadowed Leon Edwards’ Fight-Ending Eye Poke During Fight

It would appear light heavyweight standout Jamahal Hill foresaw issues in the main event at UFC Vegas 21. The event topped by Belal Muhammad and Leon Edwards dominated headlines as fans were unsure if the Englishman could perform to his abilities after a nasty bout with COVID-19. While much...

Belal Muhammad Blasts Edwards For Rematch Snub & Title Shot Request

Belal Muhammad isn’t having any part of Leon Edwards’ request for a title shot for his next fight after the lack of closure to the UFC Vegas 21 main event. UFC Vegas 21 featured a rare opportunity for Belal Muhammad. But instead of making spectators “Remember The Name,” they’ll only...

Belal Muhammad Releases Statement And Photo Following Eye Poke

Belal Muhammad has released a statement to fans following his UFC Vegas 21 no-contest due to an eye poke. The UFC Vegas 21 main event featuring Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad was ruled a no-contest when Edwards accidentally poked Muhammad in the eye during the second round. The main event...

Edwards Not Interested In Muhammad Rematch, Wants Title Shot Next

Leon Edwards feels that his next fight should be for the world championship and not a rematch against Belal Muhammad after UFC Vegas 21's disqualification conclusion. The controversy from UFC 259 certainly carried over into yesterday's UFC Vegas 21 event. Eryk Anders turned in his best Petr Yan impression with...

Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Ends In No Contest At UFC Vegas 21

The MMA gods robbed fight fans of Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (March 13, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 21 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. The first round was a lot of fun as they...

Belal Muhammad Plans To Finish Leon Edwards And Steal His Title Shot

Belal Muhammad is extremely confident ahead of his first UFC main event. At UFC Vegas 21, Muhammad is stepping up on short notice to battle Edwards in a very intriguing welterweight fight. Entering the fight, Edwards is a sizeable favorite, but Muhammad is confident he will not only beat the...