Edmen Shahbazyan
The Golden Boy

USA

Re-booked for August
MiddleweightUFC
June 8, 2020
Shahbazyan is scheduled to fight Derek Brunson in a middleweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on August 1, Brett Okamoto of ESPN of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Shahbazyan and Brunson have already had to reschedule their meeting twice this year, but they'll now get a third chance to collide in August. The undefeated 22-year-old will look to improve upon his 11-0 record (4-0 UFC) record against Brunson, who to his own credit is coming off back-to-back victories. While Brunson has a significant experience edge, Shahbazyan is a heralded prospect that is coming off three consecutive first-round stoppages. Look for the hype to lead to him entering as a betting favorite against one of his toughest tests to date in the UFC.
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Fight moved to UFC Portland
MiddleweightUFC
February 20, 2020
Shahbazyan's fight against Derek Brunson has been moved to UFC Portland on April 11, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Shahbazyan and Brunson were initially booked to face off at UFC 248 in Las Vegas on March 7, but their bout has now been pushed back. The 22-year-old will look to keep his undefeated 11-0 overall record (4-0 UFC) intact against Brunson, who is coming off back-to-back victories.
Booked against Derek Brunson
MiddleweightUFC
January 22, 2020
Shahbazyan will face Derek Brunson at UFC 248 on March 7 in las Vegas, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Still just 22 years old, Shahbazyan has yet to lose in his professional career, going 4-0 with the UFC and 11-0 overall. He most recently knocked out Brad Tavares in the first round of UFC 244 back in November, his 10th first-round win in his 11 professional fights. In Brunson, he'll be facing a fighter coming off back-to-back wins over Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch.
21-year-old remains perfect
MiddleweightUFC
November 2, 2019
Shahbazyan defeated Brad Tavares via KO (high kick) at 2:27 of Round 1 at UFC 244 on Saturday in New York City.
ANALYSIS
That performance should change the minds of the select few who weren't totally convinced Shahbazyan is a stud. Tavares was a legitimate quality opponent, and Shahbazyan destroyed him. The combination that ended the fight was a thing of beauty. Edmen unloaded a couple jabs, a few big right hands, and a perfectly placed head kick. Shahbazyan is now a perfect 11-0 in his MMA career and 10 of those victories (nine knockouts, one submission) have come via stoppage. Oh, Shahbazyan also won't turn 22 years of age until later this month. Glendale Fighting Club -- Shahbazyan's camp -- took a lot of well deserved flack following Ronda Rousey's struggles in the later portion of her MMA career, but they may very well have another future champion on their hands in Shahbazyan.
Set to face Tavares
MiddleweightUFC
October 1, 2019
Shahbazyan will now fight Brad Tavares at UFC 244 on Nov. 2, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Shahbazyan was previously scheduled to face Krzysztof Jotko in the bout, but he'll now take on Tavares. Shahbazyan remains undefeated in 10 professional fights, three of which have come versus UFC competition.
Will fight at UFC 244
MiddleweightUFC
August 23, 2019
Shahbazyan will face Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 244 in New York on Nov. 2, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Shahbazyan has rolled through all 10 of his professional fights with an undefeated record. Three of those wins have come against UFC competition, but Jotko (21-4 professional record) should provide a stiff test.