Muhammad (13-2-0) enters the contest on the strength of a three fight winning streak, defeating Randy Brown, Jordan Mein and Tim Means. Muhammad has seen his last three bouts go the distance and it has been well over a year since the fighter got a finish. Muhammad has suffered just two defeats as a professional MMA fighter, with one coming by knockout and the other coming by decision.
Rencountre (12-2-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight and does so while on a four bout winning streak. Rencountre won two of three fights under the Bellator MMA banner, with those wins coming over the duo of Jake Lindsey and Justin Patterson. Rencountre has suffered two defeats as a pro and both of those losses have come by way of decision.
UFC Fight Night Utica takes place on Friday, June 1 from the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York with Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.