Muhammad (18-3) is ranked No. 13 in the 170-pound weight class and just fought on Feb. 13, defeating Dhiego Lima by unanimous decision at UFC 258. He’s replacing Khamzat Chimaev, who was forced out of the event due to lingering effects of COVID-19.
Edwards and Khamzat has been booked three different times, and fell apart each time due to COVID-related issues.
Edwards (18-3) is riding an eight-fight winning streak and is ranked No. 3 in the division. His last loss was to current champion Karmau Usman back in 2015.
Chmimaev is in Las Vegas receiving treatment. He hopes to return by June, according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz.