The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, with another stacked card.
In the UFC Vegas 51 main event, Vicente Luque will take on Belal Muhammad in a highly-anticipated rematch in the welterweight division. The first time they collided, Luque (21-7-1, 14-3 UFC) knocked out cold Muhammad on the UFC 205 preliminary card. Since that clash, "The Silent Assassin" dropped a couple of decisions in front of scoring ten wins, including victories over the likes of former UFC 170-pound kingpin Tyron Woodley, Mike Perry, Bryan Barberena, and Niko Price, among others. The Brazilian fighter is currently riding a four-bout win streak into his next assignment. When he hit the scales, Luque registered 171 pounds.
Muhammad (20-3, 1NC; 11-3, 1NC UFC) is coming off a dominant decision against Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 199. The onetime Titan Fighting Championships titleholder is on a seven-fight unbeaten streak, consisting of six wins and a no-contest. Muhammad stepped on the scales at 170.5.
The co-headliner features a middleweight clash between Caio Borralho and Gadzhi Omargadzhiev. Borralho (10-1 1NC, 0-0 UFC) is making his big-stage debut following his impressive victory over Jesse Murray on Dana White's Contender Series in October. Undefeated Omargadzhiev (13-0) landed his UFC contract following his submission victory over Jansey Silva on DWCS. The fighters had no issues on the scales as they both stepped in at 186 pounds.
UFC Vegas 51, also known as UFC on ESPN 34, will go down on April 16. The preliminary card will start at 5:30 p.m., while the main card at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN+.
Vicente Luque (171) vs. Belal Muhammad (170.5) at welterweight
Caio Borralho (186) vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (186) at middleweight
Miguel Baeza (171) vs. Andre Fialho (171) at welterweight
Mayra Bueno Silva (136) vs. Wu Yanan (136) at bantamweight
TJ Laramie (145.5) vs. Pat Sabatini (146) at featherweight
Mounir Lazzez (171)vs. Ange Loosa (171) at welterweight
Devin Clark (223) vs. William Knight (251) at heavyweight
Pannie Kianzad (136) vs. Lina Lansberg (135.5) at women's bantamweight
Brandon Jenkins (155.5) vs. Drakkar Klose* (156) at lightweight
Rafa Garcia (155) vs. Jesse Ronson (155.5) at lightweight
Chris Barnett (263.5) vs. Martin Buday (264.5) at heavyweight
Jordan Leavitt (155.5) vs. Trey Ogden (156) at lightweight
Sam Hughes (115.5) vs. Istela Nunes (114) at women's strawweight
Heili Alateng (135.5) vs. Kevin Croom (136) at bantamweight
*Klose made weight on his second attempt after weighing 156.75