Kamaru Usman predicts a tough night for Muhammad at UFC 304: "He doesn’t have the level of wrestling"

Next July the UFC will return to England. The event will take place in Manchester and will offer several top-level fights. Among them will be Leon Edwards, who will defend his welterweight belt against Belal Muhammad, one of the most difficult fighters in the division.

Muhammad has won nine consecutive fights, which means he has not lost since 2019. Still, it seems that the elite of the division believe that they will have a very difficult time toppling the Briton. The American of Palestinian descent is a very high-level grappler and has been gradually improving his boxing, but for fighters like Kamaru Usman this will not be enough.

According to the former welterweight champion, Edwards belongs to a new generation of fighters who are capable of using the fence to neutralize takedowns and that can complicate the challenger’s life. “The sport has changed a lot. Now guys learn to use the fence to get up. And I don’t think Belal Muhammad has such a high level of wrestling that he can knock down in the center of the cage and keep him there on the ground,” he said. Usman.

It seems, therefore, that a tough night awaits Muhammad at UFC 304. It must also be taken into account that he will compete at the champion’s home and his style, which many have described as boring, could put him off in the eyes of the referees. Anyway, stranger things have been seen in the UFC. Who would have thought Strickland was going to unseat Adesanya at middleweight?

2024-05-18 18:51:15
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