UFC: Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady Verbally Agree to UFC 281 Bout

Belal Muhammad, UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2022 Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Surging UFC welterweights Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady have verbally agreed to fight a UFC 281 on October 22 in Abu Dhabi.

Two of the UFC’s surging welterweights are expected to meet in Abu Dhabi as Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady have agreed to a bout at UFC 281 on October 22.  Full Violence was first to report the news.

Muhammad (21-3) enters the bout on a seven fight win-streak that includes recent victories over Vicente Luque, Stephen Thompson, and Demian Maia.  Following the victory over Luque, Muhammad had been campaigning for a bout with fellow Khamzat Chimaev and even wore a shirt promoting the bout at the UFC Hall-of-Fame red carpet last week.  His victory over Luque in April was also his second as a UFC headliner.

Brady is undefeated in his professional career at 15-0 and will be looking to propel himself into the upper echelon of the welterweight division with a victory.  A professional since 2014, Brady joined the UFC in 2019 where he has since recorded victories over Court McGee, Ismail Naurdiev, Christian Aguilera, and Jake Matthews.  Most recently, he defeated Michael Chiesa last November and has kept himself busy competing in grappling matches as he has waited for an MMA opponent in 2022.

UFC 281 is scheduled to take place on October 22 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.  The venue is the same as the one that hosted UFC 257 and UFC 267 and the event is part of the ongoing partnership with the country to bring an annual high profile event to the market.  No headliner for the event has been announced at this time.