Dana White: Don’t give up on Edmen Shahbazyan after one loss

LAS VEGAS – Edmen Shahbazyan came up short at UFC on ESPN+ 31. On Saturday, in his first UFC main event, Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was defeated by Derek Brunson via third-round TKO. Shahbazyan was a heavy favorite entering the middleweight bout – a -366 on average across all major sports books (per Best Fight […]

Edmen Shahbazyan Makes ‘No Excuses’ Following First Career Defeat

Edmen Shahbazyan’s hype train came crashing back to reality at UFC Fight Night 173. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Edmen Shahbazyan releases first statement following loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 5

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images For most of his UFC career, Edmen Shahbazyan has been the hammer. But on Saturday night in the UFC Vegas 5 main event, he became the nail. After stepping into the short notice headliner for the card from Las Vegas, the 11-0 middleweight was touted as the […]

UFC on ESPN+ 31 results: Derek Brunson shines, hands Edmen Shahbazyan first loss

Edmen Shahbazyan is a young prospect with a bright future. But on Saturday night, he learned a lesson at the hands of one of the middleweight division’s toughest veterans. Derek Brunson went toe to toe with Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in the opening round of their UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event, pulled away […]

Derek Brunson Thrashes Edmen Shahbazyan in UFC Fight Night 173 Main Event

On Saturday night at the UFC Apex, Derek Brunson faced down the purported future of the middleweight division and said: Not so fast. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN+ 31 breakdown: How ready is Edmen Shahbazyan for his biggest test?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 31. UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+. Derek Brunson (20-6 MMA, 11-4 UFC) Staple info: Height: […]

Video: Edmen Shahbazyan says 3-round fight at UFC Vegas 5 wasn’t his idea, picks Israel Adesanya to retain title

Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images Derek Brunson described a three-round fight as a gentlemen’s agreement with his UFC Vegas 5 opponent Edmen Shahbazyan – but Shahbazyan said it wasn’t his idea. Although they had less time to prepare for a 25-minute fight, the young prospect was ready to go to championship rounds. “[The UFC] offered […]

Unfiltered: Kevin Holland, Edmen Shahbazyan and Rich Vos

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: Kevin Holland, Edmen Shahbazyan and Rich Vos Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Derek Brunson looks to end the hype surrounding Edmen Shahbazyan

Derek Brunson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Derek Brunson has heard a lot about his upcoming opponent Edmen Shahbazyan. Despite Brunson being a UFC veteran with four times as many fights in the octagon, it’s Shahbazyan who has received the bulk of the attention in the days and weeks ahead of their main event clash […]

Edmen Shahbazyan envisions becoming youngest champion in UFC history with future showdown against Israel Adesanya

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting No one has higher expectations for Edmen Shahbazyan than the goals he’s set for himself. Despite being just 22 years old, the former Dana White Contender Series veteran has already gone 4-0 in the UFC with his past three wins coming by knockout or submission – without a single opponent making […]

Edmen Shahbazyan Thrives Under Bright Lights

Even though Edmen Shahbazyan is only 22 years old, the middleweight prospect relishes high-pressure opportunities. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

‘Battle of the undefeated’: Edmen Shahbazyan sees potential in future Israel Adesanya fight

Undefeated middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan sees his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson as a key part of his greater plan to be UFC champion. Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) has been a relevant name in the middleweight division for much of the past five years, and it only takes a scan of his resume to see […]

Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana, Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan Booked for Aug. 1

A bantamweight clash between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana will headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship card on Aug. 1. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan booked for UFC Fight Night event on August 1

Looks like the third time is a charm for Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan. The two middleweight contenders have been booked to fight at a UFC Fight Night event on August 1. MMA Junkie confirmed the news after being first reported by UFC broadcast partner ESPN. Both Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and Shahbazyan (11-0 […]

Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana, Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Derek Brunson set for Aug. 1 UFC event

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC’s summer schedule continues for an Aug. 1 event in Las Vegas, and the promotion has added a pair of important matchups to the fight card. Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm hopes to stop rising contender Irene Aldana, and middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan aims to break through by defeating veteran Derek […]

UFC free fight: Edmen Shahbazyan knocks out Brad Tavares with headkick at UFC 244

MMA might be at a halt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of the most promising and upcoming talents in the sport. Back in November at UFC 244 in New York City, Edmen Shahbazyan reminded people he’s the real deal and should be taken seriously at 185 pounds. The 22-year-old fighter picked […]

Edmen Shahbazyan: Raised in Mixed Martial Arts

As the youngest ranked middleweight contender, Edmen Shahbazyan is showing what it means to grow up as a mixed martial artist. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Edmen Shahbazyan-Derek Brunson Tilt Moved From UFC 248 to UFC Portland

UFC 248 in March has taken yet another hit, this time in the form of a top-10 ranked middleweight battle. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Derek Brunson fight moved from UFC 248 to UFC Portland

Edmen Shahbazyan | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan won’t be part of the UFC 248 pay-per-view after all. The undefeated 22-year-old announced on social media that his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson scheduled for March 7 in Las Vegas has been moved. The matchup will now take place at an upcoming Fight […]

Edmen Shahbazyan has come a long way from being Ronda Rousey’s open workout partner at UFC 157

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Back in 2013 as Ronda Rousey was just about to make her UFC debut, she put on an open workout for the first time in front of an adoring crowd in Anaheim, Calif. She hit pads with head coach Edmond Tarverdyan and then practiced her judo throws with a 15-year-old training […]

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