After nearly two years away from the octagon, Leon Edwards is back as he faces off against Belal Muhammad as MMASucka provides UFC Vegas 21 results throughout the card. Edwards was initially scheduled to face Khamzat Chimaev on this card, however, he withdrew with medical issues, prompting Muhammad to step in.
The last time Edwards made an appearance was in July 2019 when he faced off against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Edwards went on to defeat dos Anjos that night by unanimous decision for his eighth straight win. Prior to that win, Edwards put together two other notable decision victories over Donald Cerrone and Gunnar Nelson. Sitting at number three in the welterweight division, Edwards hopes a ninth straight win will earn him a title shot with the man that beat him last, Kamaru Usman.
As for Muhammad, he has earned the biggest opportunity of his career with a big fight against Edwards. Sitting at number thirteen, Muhammad has a chance to make a huge jump in the welterweight rankings if he can win. Entering UFC Vegas 21, Muhammad has won his last four straight fights. Among those were three decision wins and a submission finish over Takashi Sato. The decision wins came over notable opponents in Curtis Millender, Lyman Good, and most recently, Dhiego Lima.
UFC Vegas 21 Results
The night’s co-main event will feature a light heavyweight fight between Misha Cirkunov and Ryan Spann. Each man enters the fight with a split record of 1-1 in their last two outings. The difference is, Cirkunov is coming off a win, while Spann enters the fight coming off a loss.
After suffering a TKO loss to Johnny Walker in 2019, Cirkunov bounced back with a submission win over Jimmy Crute about six months later. Due to injuries, Cirkunov has been out of competition since then, forcing his bout with Spann to be rescheduled once before.
Meanwhile, Spann was recently undefeated in the UFC, winning his first four straight fights. The last of those was a split decision win over Sam Alvey last May. He would suffer his first loss in the UFC four months later, losing to Johnny Walker by knockout.
Kicking off the main card will be a middleweight fight between Eryk Anders and Darren Stewart. Anders has not fought since May when he suffered a decision loss to Krzysztof Jotko. As for Stewart, he recently suffered a decision loss to Kevin Holland. Following that fight will be a flyweight fight between Manel Kape and Matheus Nicolau. Nicolau enters the fight on a two-fight win streak while Kape recently suffered a loss in his UFC debut. After that will be a bantamweight fight between Jonathan Martinez and Davey Grant as each man looks for their third straight win.
Finally, before the co-main event will be a featherweight fight between Dan Ige and Gavin Tucker. Ige looks to bounce back as he recently had his six-fight losing streak snapped. Meanwhile, Tucker will be looking to pick up his fourth straight win and crack the top fifteen.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with UFC Vegas 21 results throughout the card.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Ruled a No Contest (Eye Poke) at 0:18 of Round Two
Ryan Spann def. Misha Cirkunov via TKO (Punches) at 1:11 of Round One
Dan Ige def. Gavin Tucker via Knockout (Punch) at 0:22 of Round One
Davey Grant def. Jonathan Martinez via Knockout (Punch) at 3:03 of Round Two
Matheus Nicolau def. Manel Kape via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart Ruled a No Contest (Illegal Knee) at 4:37 of Round One
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
Angela Hill def. Ashley Yoder via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Jourdain def. Marcelo Rojo via TKO (Punches) at 4:31 of Round Three
Rani Yahya def. Ray Rodriguez via Submission (Arm Triangle) at 3:09 of Round Two
Nasrat Haqparast def. Rafa Garcia via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
JJ Aldrich def. Cortney Casey via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Jinh Yu Frey def. Gloria de Paula via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matthew Semelsberger def. Jason Witt via Knockout (Punch) at 0:16 of Round One
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