UK Star Leon Edwards Favorite in new UFC Fight Night Main Event

Leon Edwards a major betting favorite over Belal Muhhamad

These are turbulent times for UK MMA fighter Leon Edwards. On a significant 8-fight winning streak, “Rocky” was unable to get a fight for almost 18 months. Injuries and COVID-19 complications for him and his proposed UFC Fight Night opponent Khamzat Chimaev had left a vacuum in the March 13th main event slot. The Brit bested Rafael Dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and Gunnar Nelson in his last three fights, while recent inactivity should be a concern Leon Edwards is the betting favorite in his next UFC fight.

Enter Belal Muhammad, fresh off a dominant unanimous decision over Dhiego Lima is making the quick turnaround to meet Edwards. the former Titan FC Titleholder shown great skill  overcoming Curtis Millender, Takashi Sato and Lyman Good in his previous UFC fights.

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Edwrards justfied as betting favorite to win

Leon Edwards currently sits as a significant -260 betting favorite to win his UFC fight night main event. Although neither fighter is much of a finisher lately, Edwards had faced and beaten the better competition overall. His last loss was a unanimous decision defeat to current Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. 

Just recently Usman defended his UFC title with an impressive finish of Gilbert Burns at UFC 258. With a win against Muhammad Edwards will inch one step closer to a title shot and a rematch. 

Muhammad is a meat & potatoes kind of fighter, counting on pace and cardio to outlast his opponents. However, Edwards has proven himself just as tough and durable if not more. If there’s one aspect of the fight which favors Muhammad it is fight activity. Since 2019 he had three fight compared to Edwards single outing. However, Edwards has been actively in training camp for the past 6 months getting ready to then canceled UFC bouts. 

Edwards VS. Muhammad betting prediction

Based solely on in cage opposition and performances it is easy to see why the UK’s Edwards is the betting favorite. He showed constant improvements while keep his core MMA game. Essentially, he is a more refined and technically sound version of Muhammad. While it is a well deserved and significant opportunity for Belal Muhammad he will be likely overmatched come fight night.
Our fight prediction: Leon Edwards By Unanimous Decision at -260 Odds.

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