Belal Muhammad News
Shavkat Rakhmonov wants title shot with UFC 296 win, but admits: "Belal Muhammad also deserves"
Josh Evanoff - December 8, 2023
Gilbert Burns believes he'd "destroy" Belal Muhammad in a potential rematch if he's healthy
Cole Shelton - November 28, 2023
Sean Brady believes he beats Belal Muhammad nine times out 10, despite TKO loss last year
Cole Shelton - November 16, 2023
Belal Muhammad rooting for Leon Edwards to defeat Colby Covington at UFC 296: "I want Leon for my legacy"
Josh Evanoff - November 10, 2023
Belal Muhammad believes Colby Covington will retire if he loses to Leon Edwards at UFC 296
Susan Cox - October 12, 2023
Sean Strickland takes aim at Belal Muhammad over his “pray for Palestine” post: “This is what you'd call a coward response”
Susan Cox - October 9, 2023
UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland is taking aim at Belal Muhammad over his ‘pray for Palestine’ post. Muhammad took to ‘X’ over the weekend with the following comment:
Belal Muhammad claims he “said yes” to a fight with UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland
Harry Kettle - September 27, 2023
UFC fighter Belal Muhammad has claimed that he said yes to a fight against middleweight champion Sean Strickland. Over the course of the last few years, Belal Muhammad has really turned his career around in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The 35-year-old is riding a 10-fight unbeaten streak with his latest win coming over Gilbert Burns back in May. As you can imagine, the veteran has been pretty relentless in his calls for a shot at the UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards.
Belal Muhammad told he needs “Jesus” after dubbing UFC champion Sean Strickland as “the easiest path to double champ status”
Harry Kettle - September 14, 2023
Belal Muhammad has received some criticism for going after Sean Strickland following his title win at UFC 293. Over the course of the last few years, Belal Muhammad has turned himself into a real contender at welterweight. He’s put together a nice win streak, he’s built a new persona, and he’s not too far away from a title shot. As it turns out, though, Muhammad is also pretty interested in a move to middleweight at some point in the future.
Belal Muhammad draws inspiration from Floyd Mayweather for fighting style: "There's a life after fighting"
Josh Evanoff - June 8, 2023
UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad knows there’s a life after the fighting is over. ‘Remember The Name’ is fresh off his co-main event clash with Gilbert Burns last month. At UFC 288, Muhammad moved his unbeaten streak to ten, defeating ‘Durinho’ by unanimous decision. In his winning streak, he had previously scored wins over the likes of Stephen Thompson and Vicente Luque.
Sean Strickland challenges Belal Muhammad after being told he's "not that guy"
Chris Taylor - June 3, 2023
Belal Muhammad sees similarities between Khamzat Chimaev and Conor McGregor: “He wants the attention”
Susan Cox - June 1, 2023
Belal Muhammad says he sees similarities between Khamzat Chimaev and Conor McGregor. Khamzat Chimaev has not been beat in the Octagon, but the fighter has not fought since September of 2022 when he defeated Kevin Holland (24-9 MMA) by submission at 2:13 of round 1.
Belal Muhammad beginning to embrace heel role due to some fan backlash: "I'm starting to like it"
Josh Evanoff - May 29, 2023
UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad is ready to play the bad guy. ‘Remember The Name’ is fresh off his five-round clash against Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 earlier this month. In the short-notice co-main event, Muhammad scored a lopsided unanimous decision win over ‘Durinho’. In the process, he extended his undefeated streak to 10.
Belal Muhammad thinks Colby Covington is getting desperate: "I like that little fear in him"
Fernando Quiles - May 23, 2023
Belal Muhammad thinks there’s a little bit of desperation from Colby Covington. “Chaos” Covington is expected to challenge Leon Edwards for the UFC Welterweight Championship at some point this year. Many have criticized the UFC for giving Covington the next title opportunity at 170 pounds, but Dana White has insisted that Muhammad will get the winner of Edwards vs. Covington.
Gilbert Burns reveals the extent of the shoulder injury he suffered in UFC 288 loss to Belal Muhammad: “I thought about quitting many times”
Harry Kettle - May 11, 2023
Gilbert Burns has revealed the extent of the shoulder injury that he suffered at UFC 288 during his loss to Belal Muhammad. Throughout the course of their co-main event over the weekend, it became clear that something was wrong with Gilbert Burns. He didn’t appear to be moving as he usually does and his body language, especially between rounds, was questionable.
Belal Muhammad was not impressed that news of his ankle injury leaked prior to UFC 288: “Who’s the rat in my camp?”
Susan Cox - May 10, 2023
Belal Muhammad reveals ankle injury heading into UFC 288 win over Gilbert Burns: "I had to push through it"
Josh Evanoff - May 9, 2023
UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad had to fight through an injury on Saturday night. ‘Remember the Name’ made his return to the octagon in the co-main event of UFC 288 over the weekend. There, Muhammad faced former welterweight title challenger, Gilbert Burns. ‘Durinho’ entered the contest off lopsided victories over Jorge Masvidal and Neil Magny in the first half of 2023.
Belal Muhammad responds after once again being dubbed a “racist” by Colby Covington: “Lawyers can’t help you”
Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023
Belal Muhammad has responded after being called a racist by Colby Covington as their war of words really heats up. Last Saturday night at UFC 288, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns. In doing so, he put himself in a great position to eventually challenge for the UFC welterweight championship. However, in the eyes of many, Colby Covington is still the man who will receive that next shot.
Colby Covington claims “clear scumbag” Ali Abdelaziz was the only one who profited from Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad: “I just feel sorry”
Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023
Colby Covington has called out Ali Abdelaziz as the only person who benefited from the match-up between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Last weekend, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns via decision in a big welterweight title eliminator. However, many fans noted that the contest wasn’t exactly as action-packed as they would’ve hoped.
What's next for the stars of UFC 288?
Cole Shelton - May 8, 2023
The UFC returned to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday for UFC 288 which saw the men’s bantamweight title on the line. In the main event, Aljamain Sterling was looking to defend his bantamweight title for the third consecutive time as he was taking on the former flyweight and bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo. The co-main event was a five-round welterweight scrap between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns.
Colby Covington slams 'Racist' Belal Muhammad after UFC 288 win: "He's going to have to fight again"
Josh Evanoff - May 8, 2023
Gilbert Burns reacts following loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288: “Stop the hate and start to appreciate“
Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023
Gilbert Burns is gracious in defeat and injury. Burns was in action this past Saturday night (May 6) for a welterweight showdown against Belal Muhammad. The action emanated from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was quite clear that Burns was bothered by a left shoulder injury, which allowed Muhammad to pick him apart on the feet en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Dana White reacts to Burns vs. Muhammad, confirms Belal is next for the winner of Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards
Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023
UFC President Dana White has given his reaction to the Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns fight. Muhammad and Burns shared the Octagon inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6. This welterweight tilt served as the co-main event and had title implications. Going into the fight, Burns told reporters that both he and Muhammad were guaranteed that the winner of this fight would receive a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity after Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.
Pros react after Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns at UFC 288: "That was a very poor bout"
Chris Taylor - May 6, 2023
Tonight’s UFC 288 was co-headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight fight featuring Gilbert Burns taking on Belal Muhammad. Burns (22-6 MMA) was making a quick turnaround this evening in Newark, having recently scoring a decision win over Jorge Masvidal at last month’s UFC 287 event. Prior to that defeating ‘Gamebred’, ‘Durinho’ was coming off a slick submission win over Neil Magny.
UFC 288 Results: Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - May 6, 2023
We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 288 results, including the co-main event between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Muhammad (22-3 MMA) will enter the contest sporting an eight-fight unbeaten streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Sean Brady in October of last year (see that here). ‘Remember The Name’ has not tasted defeat since January of 2019, when he dropped a decision to Geoff Neal.
Belal Muhammad vows to "break" Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 and secure a title shot: "There's no more hiding, the king is here"
Cole Shelton - May 5, 2023
UFC 288 | Pro fighters make their picks for Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns
Cole Shelton - May 4, 2023
In the co-main event of UFC 288, a five-round welterweight bout goes down on short notice as Belal Muhammad takes on Gilbert Burns. Heading into the scrap, Burns is a -132 favorite while ‘Remember The Name’ is a +104 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight at UFC 288, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. All seven pros asked are picking Burns to get the job done on short notice, and many think it will be by decision, even though it is five rounds and both took it on short notice.
Belal Muhammad shares his pick for the most overhyped welterweight in the UFC
Susan Cox - May 3, 2023
Belal Muhammad is sharing his pick for the most overhyped welterweight in the UFC. Muhammad (22-3 MMA) is currently preparing for his fight with Gilbert Burns (22-5 MMA) this coming weekend, Saturday, May 6th at UFC 288 which takes place at the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey.