Vicente Luque – Belal Muhammad 2. Forecast and announcement for the fight


UFC on ESPN 34 Main Event

The fight will take place on April 17 in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) at the UFC Apex sports complex and will become the main event of the UFC on ESPN 34 tournament. The estimated start of the fight is 05:30 Kyiv time. The fight will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports.

Welterweight No. 5 Vicente Luque (21-7) will have a rematch with No. 6 Belal Muhammad (20-3). In November 2016 at UFC 205, Muhammad was knocked out by Luque in just 79 seconds.

Luque had a great run going on a streak of four wins. Last year, The Silent Assassin pulled off two of the most important wins of his career, stopping Michael Chiesa and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Moreover, he finished two in the first round by strangling D’Arce.

Muhammad has an active winning streak of five fights. He fought four times last year. Belal won on points against Diego Lima, Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson, and his fight against Leon Edwards was declared a no contest after Muhammad received an eye poke and was unable to continue the fight.

Prediction for the fight

Luque is a good striker with good knockout abilities. Muhammad, on the other hand, is stronger on the surface, and given that Luque may have problems defending takedowns, Muhammad can bet on laying his opponent on the ground.

If Muhammad is not a finisher, then Luke is good at BJJ and can be very dangerous on the ground, so a submission in his performance cannot be ruled out. In the stand, nothing shines for Muhammad and we believe that he will not be enough to constantly fight Luke for five rounds. Luque has more options to successfully complete the fight, we predict that he will again knock out Muhammad, only he will not do it so quickly.

Luque wins by knockout in the 3rd round