UFC Vegas 21: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Picks, Odds, and Predictions

Click Here for the Latest Odds

Belal Muhammad and Leon Edwards face off on Saturday in a welterweight bout for the main event of UFC Vegas 21 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

Belal Muhammad comes into this fight with an 18-3 record overall and coming into this one he has won four fights in a row. Muhammad’s last fight came back on Februrary13th against Dhiego Lima and it was a unanimous victory.Muhammad outstruck his opponent 129-69 and he also had one takedown which sealed the victory. Muhammad is averaging 4.86 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.03 significant strikes per minute. Muhammad is averaging 2.03 successful takedowns every 15 minutes but he is only successful on 28 percent of his attempts. Muhammed is averaging 0.2 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

Leon Edwards comes into this game with an 18-3 record and coming into this fight he has won eight in a row. Edwards last fight came all the way back in July of 2019 against Rafael Dos Anos and it was a dominant performance. Edwards had three takedowns in that fight and that was the difference as he came away with the victory. Edwards is shooting 2.53 significant strikes per minute while their defense is giving up 2.05 significant strikes per minute. Edwards is averaging 1.37 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 31 percent of his takedown attempts. Edwards stops 70 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts and he needs to be good against that in this game. 

Edwards has had a long layoff, but that isn’t much of a concern to me, and I expect he is going to settle into this fight early. Look for Edwards to control the fight early and he will come away with a victory by decision.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

NBA 1st Half & MLB First 5 Inning Picks & Predictions Thursday 5/30/24 | Picks for Every Game Today

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.