Contracts are not yet signed but both sides have agreed to the 170-pound contest, which will take place at a UFC event Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi. It is expected to be a numbered UFC event inside Etihad Arena.
Muhammad (21-3) has officially won seven fights in a row, including notable matchups against Vicente Luque, Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia. The 33-year-old contender had been targeting a fight with Khamzat Chimaev via his social media, but the UFC has not tipped its hand on Chimaev’s next move.
Brady (15-0), of Philadelphia, is one of the division’s most intriguing up-and-comers. The 29-year-old is 5-0 inside the Octagon, including a decision win against Michael Chiesa in his latest appearance in November.
This will mark an important fight in the UFC’s welterweight rankings. Muhammad and Brady are Nos. 5 and 9, respectively, in the promotion’s official rankings.