Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Rematch Set to Lead UFC 304 Event

Finally, it’s happening. Belal Muhammad is on the brink of UFC glory. He’s eyeing that shiny Ultimate Fighting Championship gold. And guess what? The UFC just dropped a bombshell on Thursday. UFC 304’s got its star match. Picture this: Manchester, England, Co-op Live buzzing with anticipation. It’s a welterweight showdown between Leon Edwards and Muhammad. Remember their first dance in 2021? Ended in a no-contest, thanks to an accidental eye poke. Fast forward to July 27, and we’ve got Edwards, the champ with a 13-fight unbeaten streak, squaring off against Muhammad, who hasn’t tasted defeat in his last 10 fights.

Edwards, oh boy, he snatched the 170-pound crown from Kamaru Usman last year. Did it with a head kick that’ll replay in highlight reels for years. Their rematch? Edwards came out on top again, clinching a majority decision. Then, he faced Colby Covington in December, cruising to victory by dominating four out of five rounds. On his path to the throne, Edwards left behind a trail of defeated foes like Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone, Vicente Luque, and Nate Diaz.

Since his loss to Geoff Neal in 2019, Muhammad’s been on a tear. His last five victories? All against top 10 contenders. He outmaneuvered Gilbert Burns, Sean Brady, Luque, Stephen Thompson, and Demian Maia. Notably, he handed Brady his first career loss with a striking stoppage. Despite a low finish rate of 26%, “Remember the Name” has only two wins by stoppage in his recent 10-fight streak.

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