Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards is slated to remain on the March 13th. UFC Vegas 21 card following the recent withdrawal of three-time scheduled foe, Khamzat Chimaev — as he draws short-notice replacement, Belal ‘Remember The Name’ Muhammad in a headlining tilt.
Respect for Belal for stepping up when no one else would. March 13 I show I am the best in the world. #StrapSeason
— Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) February 18, 2021
Adding dos Anjos to his magnificent winning streak, Edwards has lodged prior wins over the likes of Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, Donald Cerrone, and Gunnar Nelson during his run. His most recent loss? A December 2015 unanimous decision defeat to incumbent welterweight best, Kamaru Usman at UFC Fight Night Orlando.
Holding a 9-3 promotional record, Muhammad has enjoyed a good spell of form himself in recent times, besting Lyman Good, Takashi Sato and Curtis Millender prior to last weekend’s judging shutout win over Lima.