Like each evening from Saturday to Sunday, the UFC is invited to RMC Sport, for hours and hours of combating. While ready on the finish of the month for the massive revenge between Miocic and Ngannou, it’s a promising poster between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad, in welterweight, which would be the essential shock of this new UFC Fight Night.
As we all know, all eyes of MMA followers have lengthy been centered on the date of Saturday March 27, for the revenge between the Croatian Stipe Miocic, reigning heavyweight champion, and the present number one, Cameroonian Francis Ngannou .
An extended-awaited revenge after Miocic’s victory in 2018, in opposition to a Nagnnou who has since solely elevated in power. But earlier than that date, the UFC involves construct up the strain each evening from Saturday to Sunday. on RMC Sport, with well-filled playing cards. Last week, we have been in a position to expertise one other triumph for the champion Amanda Nunes, who simply stored her two belts and confirmed that she was the very best fighter of all time. we additionally had the suitable to many surprises, with the primary defeat of Israel Adesanya, overwhelmed by the reigning champion Jan Blachowicz, or the defeat of Pter Yan, but dominant in opposition to Alijamain Sterling, however who was disqualified after an unlawful knee kick (it’s forbidden to present a kick or knee when his opponent is on the bottom or is standing up). On the evening of Saturday March 13 to Sunday March 14 on RMC Sport 2, there also needs to be a present throughout this new UFC Fight Night …
So we return to Las Vegas for a really beneficiant card. (*2*), there shall be none this weekend. But the fights will nonetheless be very fascinating to identify the longer term challengers, beginning with Leon Edwards, the Englishman at the moment ranked third within the welterweight class, and who in case of victory in opposition to the American Belal Muhammad may declare to face the winner of the subsequent struggle between Kamaru Usman, defending champion, and Gilbert Burns, present quantity 2, which can happen on February 13 (additionally on RMC Sport). Definitely, this yr 2021 may be very wealthy in stunning posters! But earlier than he can take into consideration that, the 29-year-old English fighter should already eliminate his opponent, who in 12 fights has had 9 wins and three losses. For his half, Edwards fought the identical variety of fights, for 10 wins and 2 losses, together with 1 exactly in opposition to the champion Kamaru Usman.
Muhammad, Edwards’ third selection
Favorite, Leon Edwards is prone to let communicate his frustration on the physique of his opponent. Indeed, on the base, the English wrestler needed to face the promising Khamzat Chimaev (3 wins in 3 fights), for what would have been an excellent poster, however the latter needed to withdraw attributable to COVID-19. Having not fought for 18 months, Edwards nonetheless wished to struggle, and a lot as to face Colby Covington, present number one within the class. But the American refused, angering Edwards, as he mentioned in an interview with MMA News :
“I assumed he was going to agree. He says quite a lot of c *** eries on social media. But relating to dealing with actual fighters, he runs off and makes excuses. not likely shocked, it is sort of his persona. He would not wish to struggle high guys. “
In any case, it must please Belal Muhammad, current 13th in the category, to know that he is not even a second choice, but a third. It’s up to him to prove the contrary in the cage …
Follow this new UFC Fight Night from 2:00 a.m. on the night of Saturday March 13 to Sunday March 14 on RMC Sport 2, currently offered in the Plus Sport pack at only 19 euros per month with beIN SPORTS (instead of 34 euros per month for both).