Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad added to UFC 263

A welterweight match in between Demian Maia and Belal Muhammad is the current addition to UFC 263 in June.

Maia (28-10 Mixed Martial Arts, 22-10 UFC) and Muhammad (18-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 9-3 UFC) have actually accepted the pairing, according to a preliminary report from ESPN and subsequent verification from Muhammad’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz of Supremacy Mixed Martial Arts (by means of Twitter):

UFC 263 happens June 12 with a primary card that airs on pay-per-view following prelims anticipated on ESPN and ESPN+. An area and place have actually not been revealed.

Maia, 43, goes back to action for the very first time because March 2020, when he suffered a first-round TKO loss to Gilbert Burns at UFC Battle Night 170 in Brazil.

Muhammad, 32, on the other hand, will go back in the octagon following a no contest in his very first UFC centerpiece with Leon Edwards at UFC Battle Night 187 in March. The battle ended in the the 2nd round when Edwards mistakenly poked Muhammad in the eye.

The current UFC 263 lineup now consists of:

  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – for flyweight title

  • Jake Collier vs. Carlos Felipe

  • Luigi Vendramini vs. Fares Ziam

  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Movsar Evloev

  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Karol Rosa

  • Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill

  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Lauren Murphy

  • Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.