Leon Edwards faces Belal Muhammad in a meeting of welterweights looking to make a big splash in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. The fights, which take place at the UFC's Apex facility, will be broadcast on ESPN+, with the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET and the prelims at 5 p.m.
Edwards (18-3), who is No. 4 in the ESPN welterweight rankings, has won eight fights in a row but has not fought since July 20, 2019, despite being healthy for much of that time. He did pull out of one booking after testing positive for COVID-19, but several others fell through as well.
Muhammad (also 18-3) has won four fights in a row, most recently a decision win over Dhiego Lima on Feb. 13. This weekend's booking makes Muhammad just the eighth fighter in the UFC's modern era to compete in a main event off a turnaround of 28 days or less.
The co-main event is a light heavyweight bout between Misha Cirkunov and Ryan Spann. Since Cirkunov entered the UFC in 2015, every one of his nine fights has ended in a stoppage, with the Latvian-born Canadian light heavyweight going 6-3. Only five modern-era fighters have started their UFC careers with 10 straight fights ending in stoppage.
How to watch the fights
Watch the fights on ESPN+. If you don't have ESPN+, get it here.
There's also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.
Saturday's fight card
ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET
Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad | Welterweight
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann | Light heavyweight
Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker | Men's featherweight
Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant | Men's bantamweight
Manel Kape vs. Matheus Nicolau | Men's flyweight
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart | Middleweight
ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder | Strawweight
Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo | Men's featherweight
Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez | Men's bantamweight
Nasrat Haqparas vs. Rafa Garcia | Lightweight
Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich | Women's flyweight
Gloria de Paula vs. Jinh Yu Frey | Strawweight
Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt | Welterweight