UFC 296: Belal Muhammad Backup Fighter for Edwards vs Covington

Belal Muhammad
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Belal Muhammad will serve as the backup fighter for the welterweight title fight at UFC 296 PPV event.

Leon Edwards and Colby Covington are scheduled to face off in the headline bout of UFC 296, contending for UFC Welterweight Championship. This highly anticipated event is slated to occur on December 16, 2023.

The news about Muhammad’s serving as the backup comes Muhammad himself via his interview with MMA Junkie. Muhammad will weigh in at the event in case any of the fighters pull out of the bout due to any reason. Belal Muhammad is positioned at number two in the welterweight division, boasting a UFC record of 14 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.

Belal Muhammad is presently riding a nine-fight unbeaten streak. His most recent bout occurred at UFC 288 event, where he secured a victory over Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision. Prior to the Burns fight, Muhammad defeated Sean Brady at the UFC 280 event by KO, earning the Performance of the Night accolade for his performance in that fight.

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