‘Come on Joe!’- Belal Muhammad Pulls Joe Rogan’s Leg After UFC 258 Victory

Published 02/13/2021, 10:15 PM EST


UFC 258 is the first PPV event of the year at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The UFC has left not any stones unturned in making sure that the fight card is stacked with some incredible fights. Although there were a few last-minute cancelations, which reduced the card down to 10 fights, the bouts have lived up to all the hype that the event has garnered. 

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In the preliminary card, Belal Muhammad took on Dhiego Lima in the welterweight division. Going into the fight Lima was unranked; Muhammad was ranked 13th. Both men were on a three-fight win streak going into the fight. 

However, it was Muhammad who was able to secure a unanimous decision win. With the win ‘Remember The Name’ might find himself in the top 10 of the welterweight division when the revised rankings come out.

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Belal Muhammad extends his UFC win streak to four fights at UFC 258

The fight started out well for both men. However, ‘Remember The Name’ quickly asserted control and imposed his will on Lima. 

During the course of the fight, Belal landed an impressive 136 total strikes with an accuracy of 48%. He also landed an impressive 129 significant strikes with an accuracy of 49%. Muhammad was not as successful in the wrestling exchanges as he was able to secure only one takedown out of an attempted 10. 

After his win, Belal was sure to put on his cool shades. While talking to Joe Rogan, ‘Remember The Name’ called out his next opponent. 

He said, “I can’t get a call out? Come on, Joe. Come on, man, I just want to fight dude. Hey, Li Jingliang, you’re right above me man. You’re taking everything I work for. You are number 12 I’m 13. Let’s do it.”

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With his win, Muhammad has now extended his win streak to 4-0. ‘The Leech’ on the other hand secured an impressive KO win over Ponzinibbio last month. 

Therefore, a battle between the two men makes sense and would be an extremely interesting fight for UFC fans. 

What did you make of Belal’s performance today? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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