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Edmen Shahbazyan vs Anthony Hernandez preview
When is Shahbazyan vs Hernandez?
Edmen Shahbazyan will square off against Anthony Hernandez during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 20th May 2023.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Shahbazyan vs Hernandez stats
Edmen Shahbazyan steps into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Anthony Hernandez will make his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Shahbazyan has a massive power advantage over Hernandez, boasting at 82% knock out percentage over Hernandez's 10%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Hernandez will have a massive advantage over Shahbazyan, boosting at 70% submission rate over Shahbazyan's 9%.
Edmen Shahbazyan is the younger man by 4 years, at 25 years old.
Shahbazyan has a height advantage of 2 inches over Hernandez. Despite this, Hernandez has 1-inch reach advantage.
Shahbazyan is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 5 months later than Hernandez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 21 to Hernandez's 24.
Shahbazyan vs Hernandez form
Shahbazyan has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he won against Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nassourdine Imavov at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had been beaten by Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Darren Stewart at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.
Shahbazyan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Hernandez's last 2 fights have come over a period of 11 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Shahbazyan vs Hernandez?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Shahbazyan vs Hernandez yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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