UFC 300: Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad Gets Validation Despite Dana White’s Silence as Ex Champ Goes Through 170 Lbs Rankings

Published 02/06/2024, 11:47 AM EST

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The monumental UFC 300 is just less than three months away, and the PPV event has shaped up to be a banger. UFC CEO Dana White has already announced several high-profile fights but has yet to announce the main fight. Former UFC champion Michael Bisping feels there’s one fight that has to happen.

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Welterweight champion Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad agreed to face each other after the former’s impressive win at UFC 296. ‘Remember the name’ has waited for his opportunity for a long time, and rumors suggest the fight might happen at UFC 300. Let’s see what the UFC insider has to say.

Michael Bisping feels Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad will happen at UFC 300

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UFC 300 is a historic event for Dana White. As such, he and the matchmakers will make sure that they line up a fight that involves two of the best fighters. Belal Muhammad is the #2-ranked welterweight fighter in the division and has been due for a title fight. Bisping, in his recent YouTube video, feels the fight will happen, as Dana White has already confirmed it.

Bisping said, “ Now the Welterweight title fight that’ going to go down next is Belal Muhammad versus Leon Edwards. That’s a fact,okay apparently Dana White confirmed that and if it doesn’t, Belal Muhammad is gonna have a fit. Okay, he will s..t the bed if he doesn’t get that next title fight. But let’s be honest, he is the next guy in line. If you look at the UFC rankings, Kamaru Usman, at number one, Belal Muhammad at number two. Then it’s number three, Shavkat Rakhmonov, okay.

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‘Rocky’ put up a dominating performance against Colby Covington at UFC 296 and retained his title convincingly. Going by ranking, it seems that Belal Muhammad might just get a nod ahead of the rest in the division. With UFC 300 still waiting for a big fight, another UFC insider, Chael Sonnen, also came up with his prediction.

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Alex Pereira and Tom Aspinall, with their cryptic message, hinted that there is a possibility of them clashing in the future. Nonetheless, the date and time are yet to be decided. A month-old message from ‘Poatan’ had the number “300” in it, which forced the fans to think that he was hinting at a clash at the promotion’s PPV event.

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Interestingly, former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen claimed in his recent YouTube video that the top brass of the promotion has not declined the idea of the match-up. Sonnen on his YouTube channel said, “It’s not the end of the world, considering Jamal Hill is out and coming back with an injury. You’ve still got a 205 pattern; it’s not the end of the world with your heavyweight, considering your undisputed champion is still out there.”

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Pereira is the current light heavyweight champion in the UFC and has been showing interest in moving to the heavyweight division. With Sonnen believing that this could happen, will we see ‘Poatan’ in action at UFC 300? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anirban Chatterjee

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I am Anirban, an MMA enthusiast with the opportunity to combine my fascination for the sport with my professional adventures as a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Apart from being a professional athlete, MMA and Soccer are sports that I have always enjoyed following. I am a huge fan of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, and Israel Adesanya.
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