Belal Muhammad isn't wasting any time. Less than a week after scoring his first Octagon victory at UFC Fight Night 93, Muhammad has agreed to jump back into the fray and fight former Bellator champion Lyman Good in a welterweight contest on Nov. 12 at UFC 205.
The UFC confirmed the booking Friday following an initial report by Newsday.
The fight marks the third bout in five months for Muhammad (10-1) since he signed with the UFC. The 28-year-old Chicago native debuted in July with a gritty decision loss to Alan Jouban, then rebounded to pick up a third-round TKO over Augusto Montano last Saturday. Prior to fighting in the UFC, Muhammad defeated Steve Carl to become the Titan FC welterweight champion.
As for Good (19-3, 1 NC), the New York native will have a home game when he makes his first appearance since July 2015, when he scored a second-round knockout victory over Andrew Craig in his UFC debut. The 31-year-old Good is best known as the first-ever Bellator welterweight champion and is undefeated over six contests since 2013.
UFC 205 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. It will mark the first UFC event to be held in New York since the state lifted its longtime ban on mixed martial arts.
An updated UFC 205 fight card can be seen below.
- Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
- Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Frankie Edgar vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington
- Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy
- Thiago Alves vs. Jim Miller
- Tim Boetsch vs. Rafael Natal
- Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian
- Belal Muhammad vs. Lyman Good