UFC Vegas 51: The #5 welterweight Vicente Luque will take on the #6 Bellal Muhammad on the latest UFC Fight Night event in a rematch. Once the score was settled in UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Now they’ll share the octagon to strike the division’s elite.
Following up a pay-per-view like UFC 273: Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie is a tough task. Understanding this, UFC Fight Night: Luque vs Muhammad 2 still has plenty of storylines to watch for. Only two fights on the entire card, both main card and preliminaries, feature ranked fighters, and that’s including the main event. Nonetheless, everyone has to start somewhere, and everyone at the event is fighting for their UFC futures. Finding who will rise and who will fall is exactly why it is still worth it to watch UFC Fight Night: Luque vs Muhammad 2 on Saturday, April 16, 2022.
When is UFC Fight Night: Luque vs Muhammad 2?
- When: Saturday, April 16, 2022
- Prelims Start Time: 5:30 p.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. PST
- Main Card Start Time: 8:30 p.m. EST / 5:30 p.m. PST
- Location: UFC APEX – Las Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: ESPN+
While the majority of the main card may not feature fighters looking to win a title soon, they are still former contenders nonetheless, or more accurately past participants on Dana White’s Contenders Series. Combat fans will recognize co-main event opponents Caio “The Natural” Borralho and Gadzhi Omargadzhiev from last fall’s fifth season of the show. They will face off in a middleweight contest while heavyweight Martin Buday and welterweight Ange Loosa fight in their respective divisions. All four athletes will be making their UFC debut.
Luque vs Muhammad 2 Live Stream & Preview
The success of Khamzat Chimaev earning the unanimous decision victory over Gilbert Burns last weekend at UFC 273 caused him to climb eight spots in the welterweight rankings to take the third spot. Chimaev’s leap pushed “The Silent Assassin” Luque (21-7-1) and “Remember the Name” Muhammad (20-3-0, 1 NC) each back a spot, moving Muhammad out of the top five. Looking to retain their spot in the standings, both fighters already have plenty of motivation entering the bout that is a rematch of their 2016 contest at UFC 205.
The biggest fight of their career awaits 🤜🤛@BorralhoCaio vs @Gadzhi_84MMA in tomorrow’s co-main event 💥
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Luque won the first matchup in the first round by KO in just 1:36. He finished Muhammad with a massive left hook, sending Muhammad to the mat after being the most aggressive fighter in the brief opening minute. Once downed, Luque landed a couple of unabated blows to his opponent’s face before the fight was called. Muhammad has strung together multiple wins at times since then but has seemed to get interrupted at the worst possible times with a loss.
Now, just five spots back of being the top challenger in the division, a win against Luque would do him a lot of good. Luque himself has had a rough time himself cracking the top challenger rotation since following his win over Muhammad up with a loss by decision five months later. Coming off of back-to-back first-round victories, he looks poised to make a push if he can get past Muhammad again.
How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad Live Online
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Luque vs Muhammad 2 Fight Card / Odds
- #5 Vicente Luque (-190) vs #6 Belal Muhammad (+160) – Welterweight
- Caio Borralho (+110) vs Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (-130) – Middleweight
- Miguel Baeza (-170) vs Andre Fialho (+150) – Welterweight
- Maryera Bueno Silva (-490) vs Wu Yanan (+360) – Women’s Bantamweight
- Pat Sabatini (-510) vs TJ Laramie (+375) – Featherweight
- Mounir Lazzez (-195) vs Ange Loosa (+165) – Welterweight
- Devin Clark (-180) vs William Knight (+155) – Heavyweight
- #11 Lina Lansberg (+330) vs Pannie Kianzad (-435) – Women’s Bantamweight
- Drakkar Klose (-650) vs Brandon Jenkins (+460) – Lightweight
- Rafa Garcia (+100) vs Jesse Ronson (-120) – Lightweight
- Chris Barnett (+195) vs Martin Buday (-240) – Heavyweight
- Jordan Leavitt (+125) vs Trey Ogden (-145) – Lightweight
- Istela Nunes (-225) vs Sam Hughes (+185) – Women’s Strawweight
- Alatengheili (-180) vs Kevin Croom (+155) – Bantamweight