His nickname might be “Remember the Name,” but Belal Muhammad’s performance in the co-main event of UFC 288 shouted to the rooftops for people to put some respect on his name as he earned himself a shot at the UFC welterweight title.
UFC 288 got a big-time addition with the booking of a huge welterweight clash, with Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad agreeing to face off in a five-round co-main event bout that looks set to crown the next number-one contender in the 170-pound division.
Gilbert Burns says Jorge Masvidal is still ‘king of Miami’: ‘I want to be king of the welterweight division
Gilbert Burns said his defeat of Jorge Masvidal doesn’t detract from his opponent’s star power in “Gamebred’s” home town, as he said the only coronation he wants to receive is as champion of the UFC’s welterweight division.
Gilbert Burns claimed a pivotal victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287, then declared that he wouldn’t accept anything other than a title fight for his next assignment.
Jamahal Hill produced the performance of a lifetime to defeat Glover Teixeira and capture the undisputed UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jamahal Hill goes head-to-head with Daniel Cormier. Champ Brandon Moreno keeps his energy high as his weight lowers. Glover Teixeira cuts his final pounds. All the athletes make weight the next day, then face off in front of Brazilian fans.
Champ Deiveson Figueiredo gets support from Charles Oliveira and Urijah Faber. Neil Magny loves life on the road. Paul Craig and Johnny Walker train for a wild matchup. Interim champ Brandon Moreno and Glover Teixeira do interviews. Jamahal Hill sightsees in Rio.
Champ Alex Pereira trains with Glover Teixeria. Champ Brandon Moreno gives photo tips to Jamahal Hill. Deiveson Figueiredo talks to media. Minotauro Nogueria watches faceoffs
Jamahal Hill and team adjust to Rio. Glover Teixeira and Jessica Andrade train a new generation. Deiveson Figueiredo analyzes his opponent, Brandon Moreno, who practices Portuguese. Shogun Rua meets a fan, and headliners face off.