Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad Ends With an Eye Poke

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Leon Edwards just inadvertently poked Belal Muhammad in the eye, ending their contest in the second round. The UFC Vegas 21 card is a wrap! Welterweights Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad just threw down in the main event of the evening.  It was a highly anticipated fight and a real chance for Muhammad to climb the ladder and fight someone in the top five. Edwards had more to lose coming into the fight, without question. You can catch all the UFC Vegas 21 results right here.

Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad are Second No Decision of the Night

Leon Edwards had a height and reach advantage going into this fight. He looked to utilize those advantages in the early going. Muhammad threw looping punches trying to land something but Edwards was able to escape. Edwards landed a right headkick and Muhammad was pretty damaged. His legs seemed to give way and as soon as he was able, he clinched Edwards along the fence. The first-round went to Edwards.

Leon Edwards with a horrendous eye poke as the second round opened. Belal Muhammad was badly hurt and was crying at the prospect of the fight being stopped. Another fight ends with a foul. Heartbreaking for both fighters. Muhammad’s eye was a mess and looked very painful.

Daniel Cormier spoke to Leon Edwards who was upset at the no-decision. “I apologize to Belal, I didn’t mean to do that. I’m heartbroken. I was just getting into the flow of it. So to have that taken away is heartbreaking. To come back like this, I don’t know what to say.”


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Dan has been covering and writing about MMA since 2001 when he started at Sherdog. He is a fan of all Bay Area sports teams and loves the San Francisco 49ers.


  • Ben says:

    “Belal Muhammad was badly hurt and was crying at the prospect of the fight being stopped.”

    He was 100% worried he had been blinded dude. What were you watching? The fight result was the last thing on his mind at the time.

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