Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan took place in a middleweight bout at the UFC On ESPN+ 31 event in Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX on Saturday night.
Brunson gave a challenge to the prospect as he was excellent in his mixture of strikes with body blows in addition to takedowns. Shahbazyan seemed to have no answers to this offense.
At the end of the second round, Brunson was close to finishing it as he took him down and just rained lethal strikes that could’ve ended it. Herb Dean got some heat on social media for not stopping the fight right then.
Finally, in the third round, Brunson got a takedown before finishing him with strikes for the TKO win.
Brunson was on a two-fight winning streak heading into this contest including back-to-back decision wins over Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch.
Shahbazyan was undefeated with an 11-0 record heading into this fight including four straight wins with three of those bouts ending by first round finish.