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UFC 304: Edwards vs Muhammad 2 Heats Up Manchester with UK Title Fights on July 27

Updated: Jun 11

Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad Part 1
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The UFC makes a thrilling return to Manchester on Saturday, July 27, with a stacked card featuring two UK champions defending their titles at the Co-op Live arena.

Main Event Welterweight Showdown:

The headline event sees Birmingham's Leon Edwards (22-3) put his welterweight title on the line in a highly-anticipated rematch against Chicago's Belal Muhammad (23-3). Edwards, undefeated in his last 13 fights, aims to continue his dominance while Muhammad, riding a five-bout win streak, looks to seize the championship opportunity.

Co-Main Event Heavyweight Clash:

In the co-main event, interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall (14-3), a Manchester native, seeks redemption against Curtis Blaydes (18-4-0) in a rematch of their 2022 encounter. Aspinall, known for his explosive finishes, will be fueled by the home crowd as he defends his title for the first time.

Action-Packed Undercard:

The undercard promises a series of exciting matchups, including fan-favorite Paddy Pimblett taking on Bobby Green, undefeated flyweight Muhammad Mokaev facing Manel Kape, and a featherweight clash between Arnold Allen and Giga Chikadze. The card also features rising stars like Molly McCann, Shauna Bannon, Caolan Loughran, and Nathaniel Wood, among others.

Here are more details:

An entertainer inside and outside the Octagon, Paddy Pimblett (21-3, fighting out of Liverpool, England) will be taking on the no.15 ranked lightweight Bobby Green (32-15-1, fighting out of San Bernardino, United States).

Undefeated flyweight Muhammad Mokaev (12-0, fighting out of Manchester, England) takes on the well-rounded Manel Kape (19-6, fighting out of Luanda, Angola), who has won his last four bouts.

One of the UK’s brightest talents, Arnold Allen (19-3, fighting out of Ipswich, England) faces Giga Chikadze (15-3, fighting out of Tbilisi, Georgia) in what should be an electric featherweight bout

Looking to continue her winning momentum, Molly McCann (14-6, fighting out of Liverpool, England) faces Bruna Brasil (9-4-1, fighting out of Paranavai, Brazil) who signed to the UFC after impressing on Dana White’s Contender Series.

Searching for her first UFC victory, Shauna Bannon (5-1, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) takes on Brazilian Ravena Morais (9-2-1, fighting out of Miguel Calmon, Bahia, Brazil) in what should be an exciting bantamweight bout between two strikers.

Two bantamweights looking for a second win this year go head to head, as Caolan Loughran (9-1, fighting out of Tyrone, Ireland), faces Ramon Taveras (10-2, fighting out of Duval County, United States).

Entertaining featherweights collide as Nathaniel Wood (20-6, fighting out of London, England) squares off against Daniel Pineda (28-15, fighting out of Dallas, United States), who has secured finishes in all 28 of his victories.

Undefeated heavyweight Mick Parkin (9-0, fighting out of Sunderland, England) faces Lukasz Brzeski (9-4-1 fighting out of Zakopane, Poland) who secured his first UFC victory in April.

Looking for his second UFC win in the UK, Christian Leroy Duncan (10-1, fighting out of Gloucester, England) takes on Polish striker Robert Bryczek (17-6 fighting out of Bielsko, Biala, Poland).

Winning his UFC debut in February, Oban Elliott (10-2, fighting out of Stroud, Wales) faces Preston Parsons (11-4 fighting out of Jacksonville, United States) who has secured nine of his 11 wins by submission.

Highly technical light heavyweight Modestas Bukauskas (15-6, fighting out of London, England by way of Klaipeda, Lithuania) matches up against Marcin Prachnio (17-7 fighting out of Warsaw, Poland), who holds six career wins in under two minutes.

Englishman Sam Patterson (11-2-1, fighting out of Watford, England) goes head to head with Irishman Kiefer Crosbie (10-4 fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) in an exciting bout between two well-rounded mixed martial artists.

Tickets for UFC 304: EDWARDS vs MUHAMMAD 2 go on sale Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m. BST via Ticketmaster. Fight Club members and registered fans can access early pre-sales.

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