Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad Pick, 3/13/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 21 Odds
Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad
UFC Vegas 21
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Leon Edwards will face off with Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The moneyline has Edwards priced at -260 while Muhammad is priced at +220.
Leon "Rocky" Edwards steps into the Octagon holding a record of 18-3-0. The 29-year-old records a weight of 170 lbs and measures 6'2". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 74". Belal "Remember the Name" Muhammad stands in at 5'11" and tips the scales at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 18-3-0. The 32-year-old has a wingspan of 72". In the category of significant strikes, Leon Edwards is landing 2.53 per minute and Belal Muhammad lands 4.86 significant strikes per min. Edwards is connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he throws while Muhammad is landing 43%. When it comes to defending themselves, "Rocky" absorbs 2.05 significant strikes per minute and "Remember the Name" allows 4.03. Edwards also curbs 55% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Muhammad thwarts 60% of the strikes thrown his way.
|UFC Vegas 21||Leon Edwards||Belal Muhammad|
|Average Fight Time||15:16||13:33|
|Weight||170 lbs||170 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.53||4.86|
Concerning wrestling, Leon Edwards is not as effective of a grappler as he scores a takedown 1.39 times per 3 rounds. Edwards is getting his opponent to the mat on 31% of the times he tries and stuffing 70% of the takedowns his opponents try. Muhammad is finishing his takedown tries on 28% of his takedown attempts and stuffing 84% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Edwards is the more able fighter by going for 0.4 subs per 15 minutes while Muhammad goes for 0.2 subs per 3 rds.
In his last appearance in the Octagon, Leon Edwards went up against Rafael Dos Anjos and took home the victory by way of unanimous decision in round 5. Anjos ended up landing 129 of 219 total strikes that he let go. Edwards finished this fight landing 113 of 244 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Anjos ended up landing 81 of 169, giving him a percentage of 47%. He finished the fight landing 41 of 115 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Edwards ended up landing 42% of his significant strikes by connecting on 92 of 215. Out of those significant strikes, he landed 72 of 189 pointed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Anjos and 83% of them connected on by Edwards were thrown at distance.
In the last bout for Belal Muhammad, he went up against Dhiego Lima and ended up getting the victory in the fight via unanimous decision in round 3. Lima ended up connecting on 100% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Muhammad ended up connecting on 91% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance. Muhammad connected on 48% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 129 of 264. He connected on 109 of 232 significant strikes to the head. Lima landed 69 of 203 significant strikes in that fight. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 26 of 156 directed at the head. In relation to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Lima ended up connecting on 70 of 206 while Muhammad connected on 136 of 284 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Misha Cirkunov squares up against Ryan Spann. Cirkunov has a record of 15-5-0. The 34-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and measures in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 77". Spann stands 6'5" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 18-6-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 79". Regarding grappling, Misha Cirkunov takes his opponents to the mat 4.42 times per 15 min while Ryan Spann gets a takedown 1.76 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Cirkunov is connecting on 4.18 strikes/min and connects on 52% of the strikes that he throws. The other fighter in this bout is Ryan Spann, who is landing 44% of the strikes that he throws and lands 3.27 per minute.
Another bout to watch is when Gavin Tucker is set to square up with Dan Ige. Ige looks to add a victory to his record of 14-3-0. The 29-year-old steps on the scale at 145 lbs and stands 5'7". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 71". Tucker measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the cage with a record of 13-1-0. The 34-year-old extends his reach 66". In terms of wrestling, Dan Ige is able to stop 59% of his opponents' takedown tries and is scoring a takedown on 27% of the times he tries. Tucker is taking his opponents down on 42% of the attempts he tries and is able to deflect 53% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Ige absorbs 3.36 strikes/min and he dishes out 3.96 strikes/minute. Tucker, moreover, is absorbing 4.29 strikes per minute and deals 4.40 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Leon Edwards (-260)
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