"Remember the Name"


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Welterweight
Height: 5' 11"
Reach: 72"
Leg reach: 40.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Nationality: Chicago, United States
Out of: Chicago, Illinois, US
Age: 33


Recent win streak: 3
Wins by KO: 4
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 60



Significant Strikes Attempted: 2227
Significant Strikes Landed: 961


Takedowns Attempted: 97
Takedowns Landed: 15


Belal Muhammad was born on July 9, 1988, to Palestinian parents in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised along with his four siblings – an older brother, older sister, and two younger brothers. His formative years were infused with discipline and competitiveness, shaping him into an outstanding athlete and leading him into the world of mixed martial arts.

During his high school years at Bogan High School, Muhammad found his interest in wrestling. This experience would later serve him in his journey to becoming a mixed martial artist. He later attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, although he did not complete his degree, prioritizing his growing love for martial arts.

By 2012, Muhammad’s passion and discipline for martial arts culminated with him becoming a professional competitor. Over the years, he has had the privilege of competing for reputable organizations such as Bellator and Titan FC. However, his notable journey with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) started in 2016 when he was signed after a stunning TKO victory over Steve Carl. This victory allowed him to become the Titan Fighting Championships Welterweight Champion, further amplifying his growing popularity in the field.

Since his UFC debut, Muhammad has achieved significant milestones and faced a handful of setbacks. His first match was against Alan Jouban on July 7, 2016, as a short-notice replacement match. Despite losing, both Muhammad and Jouban’s performances marked the evening and were recognized as Fight of the Night.

His subsequent matches were a mix of stand-out victories and tough losses. One after another, Muhammad faced great competitors like Augusto Montaño, Lyman Good, Vicente Luque, and Randy Brown, among numerous others. Several of these matches ended in his favor, awarding him the fight by unanimous decision, while others put him on the losing end.

Every defeat served as a stepping stone for Muhammad. His willingness to learn from his losses and improve his techniques was evident in his consequent matches. For instance, his victory over Curtis Millender in April 2019 by unanimous decision and his successful rear naked choke submission against Takashi Sato in September of the same year won him his first Performance of the Night award, a cherished accolade in UFC.

The year 2020 brought more challenges for Muhammad as scheduled matches were affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His bout with Lyman Good had to be rescheduled after Good tested positive for COVID-19. Later in the year, he was expected to face Sean Brady, but the match was controversially scrapped after Muhammad himself tested positive for COVID-19. Despite these setbacks, Muhammad ended the year on a high note, winning a bout against Dhiego Lima.

In the following years, Muhammad met a range of competitors in the octagon. Some of his notable victories during this period came against Leon Edwards in 2021 and Vicente Luque in 2022. By October 24, 2023, his consistent hard work and passion for the sport saw him climb to the #2 spot in the UFC Welterweight division.

Apart from his success as a professional mixed martial arts athlete, Muhammad is known for his strong support of Palestine. An outspoken supporter, he regularly displays the Palestinian flag during his octagon entrance and post-fight results. During the Israeli attacks on Gaza, he openly showed his support for the Palestinians while also condemning anti-Semitism.

Off the octagon, Muhammad faced personal challenges when businesses owned by his father and cousins were looted and destroyed during the George Floyd unrest in 2020. Despite this, he remained resilient, embodying the same spirit he displays in his matches. On July 28, 2021, he was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch for the Chicago Cubs, a testament to his local acclaim and influence.

Today, Belal Muhammad is not just known for his skills and prowess in the octagon but also for his resilient character, unwavering support for Palestine, and his devout Muslim faith. His journey in the world of mixed martial arts continues to inspire, entertain, and captivate audiences around the globe.

Fight History

Gilbert Burns
Belal Muhammad: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. May 06, 2023
UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo
Sean Brady
Belal Muhammad: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:47
Sat. Oct 22, 2022
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Vicente Luque
Belal Muhammad: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Apr 16, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2
Stephen Thompson
Belal Muhammad: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus
Demian Maia
Belal Muhammad: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 12, 2021
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2
Leon Edwards
Belal Muhammad: No Contest
by No Contest in Round 2
Sat. Mar 13, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad
Dhiego Lima
Belal Muhammad: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 13, 2021
UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns
Takashi Sato
Belal Muhammad: Winner
by Submission in Round 3
Sat. Sep 07, 2019
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier


What Is Belal Muhammad's Record In Professional MMA?
Belal Muhammad's professional MMA record is 23-3-0 (1 NC).

Who Will Belal Muhammad Fight Next?
As a UFC journalist, I currently don't have information on who Belal Muhammad will fight next.

Who Is Belal Muhammad In UFC?
Belal Muhammad is an American professional mixed martial artist competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

What Is Belal Muhammad's Profile On Sherdog?
As a UFC journalist, I would say that Belal "Remember the Name" Muhammad's profile on Sherdog provides comprehensive MMA stats, record, and history.

What Is Belal Muhammad's Ranking And Statistics On Tapology?
Belal Muhammad is currently ranked 472nd out of 530 active Europe Western Pro Welterweights on Tapology.

What Is Belal Muhammad's Ranking?
Belal Muhammad is currently ranked as the No. 2 fighter in the official UFC welterweight rankings.

Who Won The Fight Between Belal Muhammad And Leon Edwards?
The fight between Belal Muhammad and Leon Edwards was declared a no contest due to an accidental eye poke on Muhammad.

Who Won The Fight Between Belal Muhammad And Gilbert Burns?
Belal Muhammad won the fight against Gilbert Burns on May 7, 2023.

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