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Edmen Shahbazyan is keen to test his skills against the litmus test that is Derek Brunson at UFC 248. Shahbazyan, an undefeated middleweight prospect, gets a chance to prove his worth against a divisional mainstay at the March event. Brunson has fought many of the best in the history of his weight class over the years, and he’s only faltered against the elite. Does Shahbazyan belong in that upper tier? He intends to find out...

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Derek Brunson is taking on another young prospect he can relate to. Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) faces the undefeated Edmen Shahbazyan (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 248. He said Shahbazyan reminds him of himself when he was tearing through the UFC’s middleweight ranks. “Edmen is a young, reckless, confident guy,” Brunson told MMA Junkie this past Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in Raleigh, N.C, a couple hours from his...

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An intriguing Middleweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC 248 pay-per-view (PPV) event — set to go down on March 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada — as Derek Brunson has been booked to tango against Edmen Shahbazyan. Undefeated at 11-0, 4-0 UFC, Edmen has quickly garnered some attention after exploding onto the UFC scene in 2018. After winning his fight on Dana White’s ‘Contender Series,’ Edmen then went on to win four straight...

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After signing a new six-fight deal with the UFC, Derek Brunson will look to hand Edmen Shahbazyan the first loss of his career as the middleweights are expected to clash at UFC 248 on March 7. The UFC announced the new fight on Wednesday. Brunson recently touted his new contract signing with the UFC after amassing a 11-5 record inside the Octagon thus far including two wins in a row over Ian Heinisch and Elias...

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Edmen Shahbazyan will look to keep climbing the ladder at 185 pounds. Shahbazyan is set to meet Derek Brunson at UFC 248. MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup with a person with knowledge of the booking after an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC 248 takes place March 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. The undefeated...

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A.J. McKee is one of the hottest up-and-coming-stars in mixed martial arts, and he proved why once again last week at Bellator 236. McKee kept his undefeated record intact, and ran his company record win streak at 16, with a second-round submission victory over the always-tough Derek Campos in Honolulu. By doing so, McKee became the first fighter to reach the final four of Bellator’s featherweight grand prix tournament. Now, you can ride along with...