Following a fantastic and exciting UFC 259, the promotion remains at the UFC Apex Center for UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad. The two men on the marquee will look to cement themselves in the top five of the welterweight rankings as Leon Edwards puts his eight-fight winning streak on the line, while Belal Muhammad has won his last four.
Looking at the Edwards vs Muhammad odds, it’s the No. 3-ranked welterweight, Edwards, who is the favorite with No. 13 Muhammad listed as the underdog. We have the full UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad odds and predictions below.
It appeared that Edwards was on track for a title shot after winning eight fights in a row, with his last loss coming in 2015 against the current welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. After beating Rafael dos Anjos in July 2019, Edwards hasn’t fought since, holding out for a title shot that didn’t come.
A decision loss to Geoff Neal in January 2019 broke up two separate four-fight winning streaks for Muhammad. He’s hoping he can get his first five-fight winning streak in the UFC with a statement victory over a top-five contender.
UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad odds, with Edwards listed as the -270 favorite and Muhammad the +210 underdog. This means you would have to wager $270 to profit $100 on an Edwards victory, while a $100 bet on a Muhammad win would profit you $210.
Looking at the odds for Edwards vs Muhammad, our sports betting calculator tells us that Edwards’ odds of -270 represent an implied win probability of 72.97 percent while Muhammad’s odds of +210 have an implied win probability of 32.26 percent.
The largest favorite in the UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad odds comes in a lightweight prelim bout as Nasrat Haqparast is a -400 favorite over Rafa Garcia (+300). The tightest line comes in the Sportsbook fight of the night between welterweights Matthew Semelsberger (-125) and Jason Witt (-105).
UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad Odds & Fight Card
It has been over five years since Leon “Rocky” Edwards (-270) tasted defeat, a decision loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, and a win here may put him in line for his long-awaited title shot. On the other side, Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad (+210) has had two strong victories in the duration Edwards has been out and now has a huge opportunity to make a jump in the welterweight rankings.
Prediction: Leon Edwards (-270) via decision
Misha Cirkunov vs Ryan Spann Odds & Prediction
Ryan “Superman” Spann (+105) looks to return to the win column after his eight-fight winning streak was snapped in his last appearance in September. Meanwhile, this is the first time we are seeing Misha Cirkunov (-135) since his first-round submission win over Jimmy Crute in September 2019.
Prediction: Misha Cirkunov (-135) via submission
Dan Ige vs Gavin Tucker Odds & Prediction
Dan “50K” Ige (-155) had won six fights in a row before his unanimous-decision loss to Calvin Kattar last July and he hopes to return to the win column in this bout. Having already made a rebound after a loss is Gavin “Guv’nor” Tucker (+125), who suffered his first pro defeat in 2017, took nearly two years off and is now on a three-fight winning streak.
Prediction: Gavin Tucker (+125) via decision
Jonathan Martinez vs Davey Grant Odds & Prediction
A two-fight winning streak will come to an end for one of these men. Following a split-decision loss in early 2020, Jonathan “Dragon” Martinez (-325) rebounded to close out 2020 with back-to-back wins. Meanwhile, Davey “Dangerous” Grant (+250) has fought just once a year over the last three years and has won his last two appearances.
Prediction: Jonathan Martinez (-325) via knockout
Manel Kape vs Matheus Nicolau Odds & Prediction
It was not the debut that Manel “StarBoy” Kape (-140) was looking for, losing a decision that snapped his three-fight winning streak. This fight will mark the return of Matheus Nicolau (+110), who was cut from the UFC in 2018 but landed back in the promotion after two victories in 2019.
Prediction: Matheus Nicolau (+110) via decision
Eryk Anders vs Darren Stewart Odds & Prediction
Two fighters coming off defeats will open up our main card. Darren “The Dentist” Stewart (-185) has been on a win-one, lose-one streak in his last four, most recently losing a split decision to Kevin Holland in September. Eryk “Ya Boi” Anders (+150), meanwhile, had won two in a row before his decision loss last May.