“Respect for Belal for stepping up when no one else would,” Belal Muhammad booked to face Leon Edwards

Belal Muhammad stepped in to face the number three ranked Welterweight fighter, Leon Edwards, in his next fight on March 13th.

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Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad

The number three ranked Welterweight fighter Leon Edwards finally find an opponent for himself after waiting for almost one and half year.

After the fight with Khamzat Chimaev has been shelved for the third time, Edwards called out Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal to face him but none of them found this fight offer tempting enough.

Colby Covington said that he doesn’t want to do the charity and face only Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal is also eying for a rematch with Usman. This leaves Leon Edwards without an opponent to make his comeback.

Belal Muhammad is ranked number 13th in the Welterweight rankings and he is on a four-fight win streak. He stepped inside the Octagon just one week ago in a fight against Dhiego Lima and according to sources, he is ready to face Leon Edwards.

This is going to be a huge opportunity for Belal Muhammad as a win against Leon Edwards will catapult him much ahead in the rankings and if Edwards pulls a victory in this fight he is sure in line for the title shot.

Leon Edwards appreciates Belal Muhammad stepping in

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Belal Muhammad and Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards seems relieved that finally, he finds out an opponent for himself to make his much-awaited comeback. With his tweet, he thanked Belal Muhammad to step into this fight. Edwards says,

“Respect for Belal for stepping up when no one else would. March 13 I show I am the best in the world.” Belal Muhammad also wants to make a statement in the division.

Muhammad tweets, “Remember the name.” Now it is going to be interested to see who will emerge victorious in this Welterweight contest.  

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