UFC Fight Night live results, updates, highlights from Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad

Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad duke it out in a UFC Fight Night headliner from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Top ranked welterweights look to inch closer to a title shot on Saturday from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas when No. 3-ranked Leon Edwards meets No. 13-ranked Belal Muhammad in a UFC Fight Night headliner.

Edwards had been set to face Khamzat Chimaev on multiple occasions. But Chimaev has unable to recover from the coronavirus, and the UFC decided to go in a different direction so Edwards can finally compete after being inactive since July 2019. Even though he just beat Dhiego Lima at UFC 258  in February, Muhammad is stepping up to plate on four weeks' notice.

Edwards returns for the first time in 20 months, riding an eight-fight winning streak. In his last time out, the Englishman defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision. "Rocky" hasn't suffered defeat since December 2015. Who did Edwards lose to? Current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman via unanimous decision. Edwards feels a win puts him in prime position to avenge his loss to Usman.

"Yes, for sure," Edwards told DAZN News. "I should be next in line. I worked my way up. My last loss was over five years ago. I've paved my way, and I believe I should be next in line. When I win on Saturday, I will be next." 

Muhammad enters the biggest contest of his career and his first UFC main event by winning eight of his nine fights, including a current four-fight winning streak. When the opportunity arose he might not have ever gotten, Muhammad took advantage and plans on capitalizing on the chance he's been given.

Will Edwards be able to extend his winning streak and secure the elusive title shot? Or does Muhammad spoil Edwards' plans and insert himself into the championship conversation?

DAZN News will have live coverage of UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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