Leon Edwards has a new opponent in Belal Muhammad for March 13 and more — Fightful has the latest fight announcements in one article.
Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
Leon Edwards will be looking to put the Khamzat Chimaev saga behind him as he is reportedly set to face Belal Muhammad on March 13 according to ESPN's Brett Okamoto. Muhammad is enjoying a four-fight win streak and is 18-3 as a pro. Edwards meanwhile has been one of the biggest victims of the COVID-19 saga as he is on an eight-fight win streak and was due for a fight against Tyron Woodley that should he have won would have granted him a title shot. Gilbert Burns stepped in and took Edwards spot and after COVID-19 caused a fight with rising star Chimaev to be cancelled three times, the Birmingham native will be looking to stake his claim once more.
Five days removed from a win last weekend, Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) has agreed to replace Khamzat Chimaev in a five-round main event against Leon Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) on March 13 per sources ... And if Edwards wins this, it’s gotta be a title shot next, right? Gotta be. pic.twitter.com/tFM7KdhdAQ— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 18, 2021
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araujo
ESPN reports that Katlyn Chookagian (no.2) and Viviane Araujo (no.7) will face off on May 15 in the flyweight division. Chookagian will be looking to build on her win over Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 255 while Araujo is on a two-fight win streak after decision victories over Roxanne Modafferi and Montana De La Rosa.
UFC finalizing a women's flyweight bout between No. 2 Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) and No. 7 Viviane Araujo (@ViviAraujoMMA), per UFC officials. Big one for Araujo, who is 4-1 in the promotion and shown a lot of potential.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 17, 2021
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Khama Worthy
MMA Fighting reports that Khama Worthy and Jamie Mullarkey is set for UFC 260. Worthy will be looking to recover after losing to Ottman Azaitar in the first round in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 10 which ended his seven-fight win streak. Mullarkey is looking for his first UFC win having lost to Brad Riddell and Fares Ziam.
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