Belal Muhammad, known as ‘Remember the Name,’ has made headlines with his aspiration to compete for the welterweight championship at UFC 294. While that bout didn’t materialize, the No.3-ranked welterweight fighter has an exciting engagement in Abu Dhabi scheduled the day before UFC’s pay-per-view event.
On October 20th, Muhammad will make his professional grappling debut at ADXC 1, taking on Tarek Suleiman. This announcement came from Mohammed Jassim Al Hosani via Instagram, dubbing it “The People’s Main Event.”
Muhammad, a dominant force in the UFC welterweight division, is considered one of the most accomplished Arabs in the promotion. He’s eager to demonstrate his grappling skills in the ADXC Cage. His opponent, Tarek Suleiman, is a respected figure in the MMA community in the UAE and the Arab world.
Their matchup will be a middleweight no-gi bout, serving as the co-main event of the evening. The main event features Neiman Gracie, a fourth-generation Gracie family member, and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. While Muhammad’s welterweight championship aspirations are on hold, he’s determined to stay active in the grappling arena.
Belal Muhammad’s Persistent Call-Out of Colby Covington Belal Muhammad’s desire to face Colby Covington in a battle for a shot at Leon Edwards’ welterweight title has been evident for some time. He hasn’t held back in calling out ‘Chaos.’ Muhammad recently rekindled the challenge, highlighting Covington’s long period without a win over an active UFC fighter, saying:
“This is exactly how it’ll go…. I will literally walk him down the whole fight punching him in the face then he’ll get uncomfortable and shoot his weak double leg then I’ll stuff his head ..he’ll pull guard I’ll push his face away then stand up .. he’ll start butt scooting toward me then I’ll laugh and make him stand then after I’m bored punching him in the face I’ll head kick him then laugh over his unconscious body.”
While Muhammad has persistently called out Covington for over a year, there has been limited response from the other side. Both firmly believe they should be the next in line for a welterweight title shot.
Covington was granted a title shot just last night, and Muhammad is likely the next in line.