Reed Kuhn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and strategy and analytics consultant. He is the author of “Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts,” the first book to quantify drivers and performance metrics in combat sports.

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)

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