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UFC Vegas 21 Record Rundown: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad

Where Does Leon Edwards’ eight-fight winning streak stand in UFC welterweight history?

Leon Edwards faces Belal Muhammad in the main event of UFC Vegas 21
Leon Edwards faces Belal Muhammad in the main event of UFC Vegas 21
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Leon Edwards earned his eighth straight victory in July 2019 when he scored a unanimous decision win over Rafael dos Anjos. He has not fought since that contest. That changes on Saturday when he meets Belal Muhammad in the main event of UFC Vegas 21.

Edwards’ last four scheduled fights have been scratched because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three of those cancellations have been bookings with Khamzat Chimaev, with the other against Tyron Woodley last March.

Had Muhammad not raised his hand to face Edwards on Saturday, Edwards might have been without an opponent once again after Chimaev pulled out of the contest because of lingering COVID-19 issues.

Muhammad is on a four-fight winning streak. All but one of those victories came while Edwards was on the sidelines. Muhammad’s most recent win was a February 13 decision victory over Dhiego Lima.

UFC Vegas 21 takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 13. The entire event streams on ESPN+.

Before Edwards and Muhammad meet, here is a look at where they appear in the UFC welterweight record book.

UFC Vegas 21: Edwards vs. Muhammad

Leon Edwards Belal Muhammad
Leon Edwards Belal Muhammad
Overall UFC welterweight records Overall UFC welterweight records
Leon Edwards is tied for seventh in UFC welterweight history with seven decision wins Belal Muhammad is tied for seventh in UFC welterweight history with seven decision wins
Leon Edwards has the third longest winning streak in UFC welterweight history at eight Belal Muhamad ranks eighth in UFC welterweight history in lowest bottom position percentage at 1.97 percent
Leon Edwards is tied for sixth for longest average fight time in UFC welterweight history at 15:16
UFC welterweight single fight records UFC welterweight single fight records
Leon Edwards has the third fastest finish in a UFC welterweight fight at eight seconds vs. Seth Baczynski on 4-11-15 Belal Muhammad is tied for eighth in most leg kick landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 43 vs. Randy Brown on 2-11-17
Leon Edwards has the third fastest knockout in a UFC welterweight fight at eight seconds vs. Seth Baczynski on 4-11-15 Belal Muhammad is tied for fifth in total leg strikes landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 59 vs. Randy Brown on 2-11-17
Leon Edwards has the latest finish in a UFC welterweight fight at 4:59 of Round 3 vs Peter Sobotta on 3-17-18
Leon Edwards has the latest knockout in a UFC welterweight fight at 4:59 of Round 3 vs Peter Sobotta on 3-17-18