After nearly two years away from the Octagon, Leon Edwards is back this weekend as he takes on Belal Muhammad. Can the Jamaican-born Brit make a step forward towards a UFC welterweight title shot, or will he be stopped by his opponent?
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It is fair to say that Edwards’ 2020 has been a disappointment professionally. After going 10-1, his career stalled in July 2019 when he was defeated by Rafael dos Anjos. Edwards responded to that defeat by trying to arrange a fight against Khamzat Chimaev. Due to various reasons, that fight didn’t go ahead. It was scheduled for December last year but was initially postponed, and than Chimaev pulled out due to illness. Edwards then decided to fight Colby Covington, but again a deal couldn’t be agreed.
So, despite trying to secure some fights during 2020, nothing went through, and that means that Edwards was out of action for nearly two years.
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Who will win Leon Edwards v Belal Muhammad fight?
Despite trying to secure some fights during 2020, nothing went through, and that means that Edwards was out of action for nearly two years.
This fight against Belal Muhammad was decided at short notice, and it is difficult to see an upset. Muhammad is a decent fighter and has won all his last four fights, yet he has a huge challenge as Edwards is significantly more skilled and will be fully motivated to re-start his career after so many fights that didn’t go ahead in 2020.
Edwards is not a fighter that usually wins by knockout, as he has only recorded two instances since his UFC debut in 2014. Still, he can last the distance and will be fitter than his opponent, who has made himself available at the last minute. For those reasons, we believe there is good value in backing Edwards to win by decision and make a step forward towards having a go at the UFC welterweight title later on this year.
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