Event: UFC Fight Night – Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
Date: Sunday, 14 March 2021
Leon Edwards was scheduled to face Khamzat Chimaev in a highly anticipated welterweight match-up however lingering Covid-19 effects for Chimaev forced him off the card and the fight was scrapped for the third time in nearly as many months. With the withdrawal, Belal Muhammad stepped up to take on Edwards in the main event.
It will be dangerous for Edwards to underestimate Muhammad with both fighters bringing an identical 18-3 record. Muhammad has won three on the trot and has a 9-3 UFC record while Edwards is aiming for a title opportunity, having won his last eight contests. He holds a record of 10-2 in the UFC.
Who is the betting favourite in the main event?
At the time of publishing, Leon Edwards is the heavy favourite, paying 1.34 to take out the contest while Belal Muhammad pays 3.10, according to sportsbet.com.au.
How to watch Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad in Australia?
The welterweight clash will be streamed on the UFC broadcast partner, ESPN as well as their own streaming platform, UFC Fight Pass.
What time will Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad take place in Australia?
The UFC Fight Night event will be held at the UFC Apex Centre in Las Vegas on Saturday, 13 March. Due to the time difference, the event will begin in Australia on Sunday, 14 March. The preliminary card will begin at 9am AEDT/6am AWST and the main card at 12-midday AEDT/9am AWST.
Main Card (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN 2) – 12 midday AEDT:
- Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
- Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann
- Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
- Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant
- Manel Kape vs. Matheus Nicolau
- Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN 2) – 9am AEDT:
- Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder
- Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo
- Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Don Madge
- Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich
- Gloria de Paula vs. Jinh Yu Frey
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
Times listed Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
*Last Updated: 11 March 2021