Best bets for UFC Fight Night: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad

Leon Edwards has won his last eight fights and is a substantial favorite Saturday. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Leon Edwards has watched the welterweight division evolve without him. Despite not having fought in nearly two years, Edwards is the third-ranked welterweight contender and the highest-ranked fighter who has not yet earned a title shot.

That makes this Saturday's main event critical to determining if Edwards will leap into title contention, or if a loss or lackluster performance will open the door for someone else.

Prelims begin at 5 p.m. Saturday on ESPN+, and the main card starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

Welterweight main event: No. 3 Leon Edwards (-260) vs. No. 13 Belal Muhammad (+220)