Pros react after Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad ends in a no-contest

By Chris Taylor - March 13, 2021

A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad headlined tonight’s UFC Vegas 21 event.

Belal Muhammad Leon Edwards

Edwards (18-3 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since July of 2019, where he had defeated Rafael dos Anjos by decision. The Birmingham native entered tonight’s headliner sporting an impressive eight-fight win streak.

Meanwhile, Belal Muhammad (18-3 MMA) was looking to play spoiler in the underdog role at UFC Vegas 21. The Chicago native had entered tonight’s main event riding a four-fight winning streak, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Dhiego Lima at UFC 258.

Leon Edwards, Belal Muhammad

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 21 headliner did not result with the outcome any one was hoping for. After Leon Edwards had some solid success in the opening round, the fight was quickly waved off in round two. ‘Rocky’ accidently landed an eye poke on Belal while throwing a body kick and the result was Muhammad crashing to the canvas in pain. After a few seconds it became evident that the fight was not going to continue. Herb Dean ultimately waved off the bout and ruled the fight a no-contest.

Official UFC Vegas 21 Result: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad ruled a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke in Round 2.

Check out how the pros reacted to tonight’s main event result below:

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