Belal Muhammad issues stern warning to Leon Edwards & Colby Covington after dominant victory vs Gilbert Burns at UFC 288

Welterweight contender, Belal Muhammad delivered a brilliant performance to defeat Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 288. Speaking about this co-main event, Remember the Name significantly out-landed Burns and established his superiority on the standup throughout the five rounds. 

Belal stayed patient in the first round and picked his moments to attack Durinho. In the second round, Muhammad landed some nasty body kicks and dished out a lot of damage to Burns. The Brazilian welterweight looked hurt and Belal Muhammad took full advantage of his opponent’s injury. He mixed up his body kicks with some straight right hands and jabs.

Besides, Gilbert Burns was unable to find his range and absorbed a lot of punishment. Consequently, all three judges scored the contest 50-45, 49-46, and 49-46 in favor of Belal. With this victory, Belal has extended his record to 23-3 and is now undefeated in his last nine fights. It is needless to say Remember the Name deserved to win this yout. Moreover, he has proved to the world that he is no longer a dark horse of the division and a legitimate title contender.

Despite his dominating performance, fans booed Belal Muhammad. Consequently, he took a dig at the New York crowd and went on to call out Leon Edwards and Colby Covington while speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview. “My first thoughts are New Jersey you s***. Second thoughts Leon and Colby I am coming for both of you guys.”

Will Belal Muhammad get a title shot after defeating Gilbert Burns at UFC 288?

Belal Muhammad picked up a resounding win over Gilbert Burns in what was a potential number-one contender fight that took place in the co-main event of UFC 288. Both Belal and Burns were demanding a title shot as they were on a terrific winning streak. However, Dana White rejected their demands and confirmed that Colby Covington will face Leon Edwards for the belt. 

Belal Muhammad

But following this great performance, one would anticipate Belal getting a title shot. Given the fact that the Palestinian welterweight who is #4 in the division defeated Burns who is #5. Besides, only Colby Covington is the one fighter above Belal as Kamaru fought against Leon a few months ago and Khamzat won’t fight at welterweight after missing weight. 

As of now, Dana White is rigid that Chaos should get the title shot. But Belal will get his opportunity as Dana confirmed in the post-fight press conference. With that being said, Remember the Name has to wait and fight the winner of Edwards and Colby.


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