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Who won Brunson vs Shahbazyan?
Derek Brunson beat Edmen Shahbazyan by , during the main event of UFC Vegas 5, on Saturday 1st August 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Derek Brunson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Brunson vs Shahbazyan stats
Derek Brunson stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Edmen Shahbazyan made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Shahbazyan had a large advantage in power over Brunson, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Brunson's 55%.
Derek Brunson was the older man by 14 years, at 37 years old.
Shahbazyan had a height advantage of 1 inch over Brunson. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Brunson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 9 months earlier than Shahbazyan, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 56 to Shahbazyan's 16.
Brunson vs Shahbazyan form
Brunson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Elias Theodorou at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Ronaldo Souza at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.
Before that, he had defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He had beat Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night 110 on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.