Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque faces Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad in a headlining welterweight rematch at UFC on ESPN 34 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 16 (4/16/2022).
UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 will be broadcast on ESPN, and can be streamed live on ESPN+, fuboTV and other live TV services. The main fight card starts at 8:30 pm ET with the preliminary bouts at 5:30 pm ET.
In the main event, #4 Luque (21-7-1) faces #5 Muhammad (20-3-0) for the first time since their 2016 bout at UFC 205, which Luque won via a round 1 knockout. It’s an intriguing bout, because the winner will likely be up for title contention, and these are the only Top 5 welterweight fighters who have yet to face champion Kamaru Usman.
Belal told Yahoo! Sports that he’s looking forward to a chance to redeem himself against Luque.
“All I heard was Luque and main event and I was like, ‘Let’s go!’ I didn’t think about the date or anything. It was just the name and the fight I wanted.”
Here’s a look at the main card for Saturday, which will air on ESPN and ESPN Plus:
- Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad
- Middleweight: Caio Borralho vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
- Welterweight: Miguel Baeza vs. Andre Fialho
- Women’s Bantamweight: Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Wu Yanan
- Featherweight: Pat Sabatini vs. TJ Laramie
- Welterweight: Mounir Lazzez vs. Ange Loosa
And this is the full lineup for the prelims, which will also air on both ESPN+:
- Heavyweight: Devin Clark vs. William Knight
- Women’s Bantamweight: Lina Länsberg vs. Pannie Kianzad
- Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs. Brandon Jenkins
- Lightweight: Rafa Garcia vs. Jesse Ronson
- Heavyweight: Chris Barnett vs. Martin Buday
- Lightweight: Jordan Leavitt vs. Trey Ogden
- Women’s Strawweight: Istela Nunes vs. Sam Hughes
- Bantamweight: Heili Alateng vs. Kevin Room
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