UFC In Vegas 21 Predictions and Betting Tips

09 March 2021
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Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad

UFC Welterweight Main Event Bout

Saturday, March 13th, 2021 - Live from the Apex Centre in Las Vegas

Leon Edwards

  • Age: 29
  • Nationality: England
  • Record: 18-3-0
  • Height: 6ft 2"
  • Reach: 74"
  • Gym: Corefit UK
  • Notable Gym Members: Tom Breese, Jai Herbert & Fabian Edwards
  • Current Streak: 8 wins
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 6
  • Wins by Submission: 3
  • Decision wins: 9

A fearsome Muay Thai striker straight out of Birmingham, England has unfortunately been plagued with cancelled bouts for the past year, but Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards is days away from removing that ring rust.

Since joining the UFC in 2014, Edwards has maintained a record worthy of a champion, currently riding an eight-fight win streak; it is hard to envision the ultra-talented Edwards not receiving a title opportunity before the end of his career. Aged twenty-nine, time is on his side, and we should see Rocky competing for another five years – minimum.

His only downfall outside of his UFC debut was at the hands of current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Unanimous decision victories over former champion Rafael Dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and Vincente Luque make Leon Edwards a real contender of the 170lb welterweight division.

Belal Muhammad

  • Age: 32
  • Nationality: USA
  • Record: 18-3-0
  • Height: 5ft 11"
  • Reach: 72"
  • Gym: VFS Academy
  • Notable Gym Members: Yair Rodriguez, Juliana Pena & Maycee Barber
  • Current Streak: 4 wins
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 3
  • Wins by Submission: 3
  • Decision wins: 1

‘Remember the Name’, not so practical for Belal Muhammad as he’s now one of the most known welterweights amongst the UFC fan base. From his all-round diverse MMA skillset to his likeable social media presence, Belal will guarantee you remember his name when attempting to defeat #3 ranked Leon Edwards.

Fight Prediction

Almost identical right down to their fighting record and fighting style, both fighters also pose durability that most welterweights cannot maintain while surrounded by such heavy hitters.

I expect a technical, closely fought, striking battle that will exceed the twenty-five-minute time limit. A reach advantage, speed advantage and determination to take over the division are the skills and confidence I want to put my money behind.

Free Betting Pick: Over 1 ½ round @ 2.05 (+105) with William Hill (visit our William Hill Review)

1u stake returns 1.05u

Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker

UFC Featherweight Bout

Saturday, March 16th, 2021 - Live from the Apex Centre in Las Vegas

Dan Ige

  • Age: 29
  • Nationality: USA
  • Record: 14-3-0 (7-3-0 UFC)
  • Height: 5ft 7"
  • Reach: 71"
  • Gym: Xtreme Couture
  • Notable Gym Members: Francis Ngannou, Justin Gaethje & Joseph Benavidez
  • Current Streak: 1 loss
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 3
  • Wins by Submission: 5
  • Decision wins: 6

Xtreme Couture standout athlete and #9 ranked UFC featherweight Dan Ige suffered his first UFC defeat during his previous contest. Still, an intense passion for evolving and one day become UFC champion has driven California native to a quick return – in hopes of getting back on track.

Suffering a unanimous decision to title contender Calvin Kattar was not in the plan, but a learning curve added to experience will do nothing but help the UFC hopeful.

Gavin Tucker

  • Age: 34
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Record: 13-1-0 (4-6-3 UFC)
  • Height: 5ft 7"
  • Reach: 66"
  • Gym: American Top Team
  • Notable Gym Members: N/A
  • Current Streak: 3 wins
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 4
  • Wins by Submission: 9
  • Decision wins: 5

Aged thirty-four, you could assume that new (ish) member to the UFC roster Gavin Tucker is on borrowed time. Although his career damage has taken less damage than his peers from the same division, it’s rare to witness a featherweight competition towards their forties.

Fight Prediction

I anticipate the high-level experience that Ige has been through will be a significant advantage for him. And although I do believe the fight at hand will present a closely fought battle, Dan Ige is an awesome point-fighter and has the higher fight IQ (at this level), in my opinion.

Free Betting Pick: Dan Ige to win by decision at 2.50 [+150] with Bet365 (visit our Bet365 Review)

1u stake returns 1.5u