UFC Vegas 21 Betting Prediction: Belal Muhammad vs. Leon Edwards

In the upcoming UFC Fight Night event, there will be a welterweight main event battle that you do not want to miss. For this exciting betting opportunity, you will be able to catch Leon Edwards and his challenger Belal Muhammad.

Date: Sat, Mar 13, 7:00 PM

Venue: UFC Apex

Watch on: ESPN+

The Fighters

Leon Edwards (18-3-0)

Edwards is currently the third best fighter ranked in the welterweight division. He is also on an eight fight winning streak and will look to add another one to the list.

His fighting resume shows that he has six wins by knockout, three by submission, and nine by decision. He also has five victories that have resulted in first round finishes with a combined effort of knockouts and submissions.

“Rocky” has a striking accuracy at 47 percent and a grappling accuracy at 31 percent. He lands 2.53 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.05. This ratio is solid but not a lot volume for both sides.

Edwards has a takedown defense at 70 percent and a significant strike defense at 55 percent. He also averages 1.39 takedowns and 0.40 submissions every 15 minutes.

Belal Muhammad (18-3-0)

Muhammad is currently ranked as the 13th best fighter in the welterweight division. He also finds himself cut on a four fight winning streak and looking to make noise in the division.

His fighting resume shows that he has four wins by knockout, one by submission, and 13 by decision. He only has one first round knockout finish on his resume, which is somewhat expected since he has a majority of wins by decision.

“Remember The Name” has a striking accuracy at 43 percent and a grappling accuracy at 28 percent. He lands 4.86 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 4.03. This is a solid ratio but not much room for error.

Muhammad has a takedown defense at 84 percent and a significant strike defense at 60 percent. He also averages 2.03 takedowns and 0.20 submissions every 15 minutes.

Odds For This Event

The market is showing to have Edwards as a moderate favorite here. For the moneyline, Intertops has the odds currently placed at:

Edwards: -260

Muhammad: +200

*odds are subject to changes

Free Betting Pick

This will be a great test for both fighters, especially Muhammad. He is looking to continue climbing up the welterweight ladder and had a very good shot at moving his rank higher with a win here.

Edwards has a great all around resume that will be difficult to beat. He takes his time and sets his own pace when he strikes, so his significant strike ratio will not be much of a concern in this matchup.

Overall, this fight looks to favor Edwards in a variety of ways. This fight also has the potential to go the distance since both fighters typically make it that far.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Edwards wins via decision, at -260

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