Belal Muhammad has his first UFC main event poster.
The budding welterweight contender takes on top-five ranked Leon Edwards on March 13 in the headlining bout of UFC Vegas 21, which takes place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Just weeks away from @Leon_edwardsmma’s return to the Octagon!
Your official #UFCVegas21 poster has landed pic.twitter.com/s84jh5nLU9
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) February 26, 2021
Muhammad makes a quick turnaround after winning a lopsided decision against Dhiego Lima at UFC 258 on Feb. 13. That victory made it four straight for “Remember the Name,” who has also seen his hand raised in eight of his past nine fights.
He steps in as a replacement for Khamzat Chimaev and puts his streak on the line against Edwards, who has beaten eight consecutive opponents. This will be Edwards’ first fight since defeating Rafael dos Anjos at a UFC on ESPN show on July 20, 2019.
See the updated lineup for UFC Vegas 21 below (bout order still to be determined):
Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann
Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Matheus Nicolau
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Ricardo Ramos
Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez
Don Madge vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo
Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich