Belal Muhammad is a mixed martial artist from the United States who competes in the welterweight division of the UFC. He has been a professional fighter since 2012 and has also competed for Bellator and Titan FC. Currently, he holds the #4 position in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns via a unanimous decision at UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo.
Muhammad was brought up in Chicago, Illinois by his Palestinian parents and grew up with four siblings, including an older brother, an older sister, and two younger brothers. He attended Bogan High School and also enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but did not finish his degree. After defeating Steve Carl with a TKO and winning the Titan Fighting Championships Welterweight Championship, he joined the UFC in 2016, with a perfect record of 9-0.
Muhammad made his UFC debut on July 7, 2016, against Alan Jouban, which he lost via unanimous decision but both fighters received Fight of the Night honors. He won his next fight on September 17, 2016, against Augusto Montaño via TKO in the third round.
In his third UFC fight, he was supposed to face Lyman Good but was replaced by Vicente Luque, whom Muhammad lost to via knockout in the first round. He won his next two fights against Randy Brown and Jordan Mein via unanimous decision. He won another fight via split decision against Tim Means after replacing Jesse Taylor, who was pulled out due to a potential doping violation.
He won two more fights via unanimous decision against Chance Rencountre and Lyman Good. He was scheduled to fight Sean Brady on December 19, 2020, but the bout was postponed and eventually took place on February 13, 2021, which Muhammad won via unanimous decision. His fight against Leon Edwards on March 13, 2021, ended in a no contest due to an eye poke.
He won his next two fights via unanimous decision against Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson. He had a rematch against Vicente Luque on April 16, 2022, which he won via unanimous decision, and defeated Sean Brady on October 22, 2022, via TKO in the second round with Khabib Nurmagomedov as one of his cornermen.
Muhammad beat Gilbert Burns via a unanimous decision on May 6, 2023, at UFC 288.
Last Updated On May 7, 2023
A. Belal Muhammad is ranked #4 in the UFC welterweight division.
A. Belal Muhammad's height is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
A. Belal Muhammad's nickname is "Remember the Name".