A welterweight fight between Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady has been announced for UFC 281 in Abu Dhabi on October 22nd.
Muhammad heads into the fight on an impressive eight-fight unbeaten run, spanning over a three year period.
During that time he’s defeated an increasingly challenging level of competition, and though there was a blemish by way of a no-contest against Leon Edwards last year due to suffering an eye-poke, he’s since compiled his three biggest wins to date against Demian Maia, Stephen Thompson and Vicente Luque on the scorecards.
That’s taken Muhammad to the No.5 spot on the welterweight ladder, four places above the 9th placed Brady, who holds a perfect 15-0 career record, including five wins in the UFC so far.
It’s a run that began with a decision victory over Court McGee in his UFC debut back in October of 2019, and has led to notable wins over the likes of Jake Matthews and most recently Michael Chiesa since then.
Muhammad vs. Brady is the first and only fight to be announced for the UFC 281 event so far, which will see the promotion return to Abu Dhabi for the first time since UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Texeira in October of last year.