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Ronda Rousey thanks Derek Brunson for teaching Edmen Shahbazyan lessons he needed to learn to be a champion

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey took to social media this afternoon to thank Derek Brunson for teaching her pupil Edmen Shahbazyan some valuable lessons. Shahbazyan (13-1 MMA) suffered the first …read more

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Hot Tweets: Edmen Shahbazyan’s loss and the EA UFC 4 fighter rankings

This past week, Edmen Shahbazyan ran into a wall named Derek Brunson, the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre superfight picked up more steam, and EA Sports announced its fighter rankings …read more

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MMA rankings report, August 5: Derek Brunson's show of force

Derek Brunson put the UFC middleweight division on notice Saturday: Anyone who had decided he is no longer a factor at 185 pounds was badly mistaken.
Brunson was all but counted …read more

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Derek Brunson explains why a fight against Jack Hermansson makes sense

UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson explained why a matchup against highly-ranked Jack Hermansson is the next fight to make at 185lbs. Brunson is coming off of a huge third-round TKO …read more

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UFC rankings: Derek Brunson, Jennifer Maia move up

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A look at the changes in the UFC rankings this week. UFC Vegas 5 went down last weekend, and it featured …read more

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UFC rankings update: Derek Brunson, Jennifer Maia make climbs

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of last weekend’s UFC on ESPN+ 31 card, and as always, there have been some significant changes. Most notably, long-time …read more

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What’s next for Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan after UFC Vegas 5?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 5, Derek Brunson was looking to extend his winning streak to three while Edmen Shahbazyan was looking to remain undefeated. During fight week, …read more

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Dana White Thinks Edmen Shahbazyan Gassed Early Against Derek Brunson

UFC president Dana White believes Edmen Shahbazyan ran out of steam by round two against Derek Brunson. Shahbazyan had his toughest test yet on Aug. 1 when he took on …read more

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Dana White gives full credit to Derek Brunson but says Edmen Shahbazyan “looked gassed out” by round two

UFC president Dana White has praised Derek Brunson’s performance on Saturday night, while simultaneously questioning the cardio of Edmen Shahbazyan. Heading into the main event this past weekend, many expected …read more

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Derek Brunson says he’s “not given enough respect” at middleweight

Derek Brunson, who stopped Edmen Shahbazyan in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 5 card, feels he doesn’t get the respect he deserves. Speaking at the card’s post-fight press …read more

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Not-Respected Brunson Wants Till Or Hermansson

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight veteran Derek Brunson is the talk of the mixed martial arts (MMA) town after his third-round …read more

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Derek Brunson calls out Jack Hermansson and Darren TIll

Fresh off of a big win at UFC Vegas 5, top middleweight contender Derek Brunson hopes to fight either Jack Hermansson or Darren Till in his next fight. Brunson picked …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Edmen Shahbazyan after UFC on ESPN+ 31 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Derek Brunson after UFC on ESPN+ 31 win?)
The hype around Edmen Shahbazyan took a hard hit on Saturday when one of the …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Derek Brunson after UFC on ESPN+ 31 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Edmen Shahbazyan after UFC on ESPN+ 31 loss?)
Derek Brunson shined bright on Saturday when he handed Edmen Shahbazyan his first loss in …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 31: Derek Brunson's run, Joanne Calderwood's misstep

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 31 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings …
* * * * *
1. Derek Brunson fights back
The storylines leading up to …read more

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Edmen Shahbazyan Speaks On UFC on ESPN+ 31 Loss To Derek Brunson

Edmen Shahbazyan has issued a statement following his first pro MMA loss. Shahbazyan shared the Octagon with Derek Brunson in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 31. There was …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 31 post-event facts: Vicente Luque's finishing ability stands out

The UFC hosted another event on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 31, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+.
Derek Brunson (21-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC) …read more

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Derek Brunson not happy about being passed over for 50k bonus: “Somebody big mad”

UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson was not happy about being passed over for a “Performance of the Night” bonus at UFC Vegas 5. In the main event of the evening, …read more

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Shahbazyan releases statement after brutal loss to Brunson

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UFC middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan paid tribute to Derek Brunson after their fight at the UFC APEX. UFC middleweight prospect Edmen …read more

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Derek Brunson after UFC on ESPN+ 31 win: 'I'm not given enough respect,' OK with earning it

LAS VEGAS – Derek Brunson felt counted out entering UFC on ESPN+ 31, but he wasn’t offended by it.
Ahead of Saturday’s main event, Brunson’s opponent, Edmen Shahbazyan, had garnered a …read more

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Edmen Shahbazyan issues statement following loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 5

UFC middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan has released a statement following his third-round TKO loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 5. Shahbazyan’s first UFC main event did not go as …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan - Winners and Losers

Here are the real winners and losers from UFC Vegas 5… Judging from the pre-fight promotional material, the UFC expected Edmen Shahbazyan to walk through Derek Brunson and launch himself …read more

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Edmen Shahbazyan releases first statement following loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 5

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For most of his UFC career, Edmen Shahbazyan has been the hammer. But on Saturday night in the UFC Vegas 5 …read more

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Dana White rips doctor for delayed decision in allowing Edmen Shahbazyan to continue at UFC Vegas 5

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A final elbow strike from Derek Brunson rattled 22-year-old prospect Edmen Shahbazyan and possibly left him unconscious for a brief moment …read more

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Derek Brunson shares his thoughts on Edmen Shahbazyan’s corner letting their fighter continue after Round 2

Derek Brunson picked up his third consecutive victory in tonight’s UFC Vegas 5 main event this while handing Edmen Shahbazyan his first career defeat. Brunson (21-7 MMA) and Shahbazyan (11-1 …read more

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Dana White goes off on inexperienced cageside doctor working Brunson vs. Shahbazyan event

UFC President Dana White was not happy with the actions of the cageside doctor working tonight’s UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan event. Middleweight veteran Derek Brunson (21-7 MMA) squared …read more

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Dana White unhappy with cageside doctor in UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White had no issues with referee Herb Dean’s stoppage of Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan, …read more

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UFC debate: How will the UFC bring Shahbazyan along? And what's next for Brunson?

Edmen Shahbazyan was on the rise in the UFC, but saw his momentum halted in a loss to Derek Brunson on Saturday’s Fight Night card. So what’s next? …read more

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Israel Adesanya sends a message to Derek Brunson following imrpessive win over Edmen Shahbazyan

UFC middleweight kingpin Israel Adesanya was clearly watching tonight’s UFC Vegas 5 main event between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan. Brunson and Shahbazyan squared off in a rare three-round headliner …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 31 results: Derek Brunson shines, hands Edmen Shahbazyan first loss

Edmen Shahbazyan is a young prospect with a bright future. But on Saturday night, he learned a lesson at the hands of one of the middleweight division’s toughest veterans.
Derek Brunson …read more

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Watch Brunson beat the brakes off of Shahbazyan in main event

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Check out the full fight video highlights of Derek Brunson destroying Edmen Shahbazyan in the UFC Vegas 5 main event. …read more

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UFC Vegas 5 in Tweets: Pros react to Derek Brunson’s TKO over Edmen Shahbazyan

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After a month of holding events on Fight Island, the UFC’s return to Las Vegas is officially in the books
With a …read more

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UFC Vegas 5 results: Derek Brunson puts the hurt on Edmen Shahbazyan

Derek Brunson proved that there is something to having a large amount of experience in the fight game, as he weathered an early onslaught from 22-year-old Edmen Shahbazyan to score …read more

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Derek Brunson silences the doubters with brutal finish against Edmen Shahbazyan in UFC Vegas 5 main event

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Despite a higher ranking and a wealth of experience against top competition, Derek Brunson walked into the UFC Vegas 5 main …read more

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Pros react to Derek Brunson’s TKO of Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5

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Derek Brunson upset Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the match. Derek Brunson handed Edmen …read more

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UFC Vegas 5 Results: Derek Brunson def. Edmen Shahbazyan via TKO (Video)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 5 event is headlined by a middleweight bout featuring rising star Edmen Shahbazyan taking on seasoned veteran Derek Brunson. Shahbazyan (11-0 MMA) will be looking to keep …read more

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Twitter reacts to Derek Brunson's upset TKO of Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC on ESPN+ 31

Derek Brunson proved there’s levels to the middleweight elite as he handed Edmen Shahbazyan his first loss in the UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event.
Brunson (21-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC) was …read more

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Highlights! Brunson Ends The Hype, Stops Shahbazyan In Three

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Veteran contender Derek Brunson captured his third-straight win last night (Sat., Aug. 1, 2020) at UFC Vegas 5 live on ESPN+ …read more

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Pros react to Derek Brunson stopping Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 5 event was headlined by a middleweight bout featuring rising star Edmen Shahbazyan taking on seasoned veteran Derek Brunson. Shahbazyan (11-1 MMA) was looking to keep his …read more

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Derek Brunson Thrashes Edmen Shahbazyan in UFC Fight Night 173 Main Event

On Saturday night at the UFC Apex, Derek Brunson faced down the purported future of the middleweight division and said: Not so fast. …read more

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Shahbazyan Vs. Brunson Live Stream!

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Edmen Shahbazyan and Derek Brunson face off tonight (Sat. Aug. 1, 2020) in a main event Middleweight clash from inside UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 5 live blog: Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

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This is the UFC Vegas 5 live blog for Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan, the middleweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card …read more

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UFC Fight Night Brunson vs. Shahbazyan -- Live results, analysis

The biggest test of Edmen Shahbazyan’s young career comes in Vegas against Derek Brunson. Follow live throughout the night. …read more

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UFC Vegas 5: ‘Brunson vs. Shahbazyan’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon returns to Nevada this evening for UFC Vegas 5, a ten-bout fight card headlined by Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan. Shahbazyan (11-0 MMA) will be looking to keep …read more

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UFC Vegas 5 Clash: Shahbazyan Vs Brunson!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight knockout artists Edmen Shahbazyan and Derek Brunson will clash TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 1, 2020) in the …read more

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Retro Robbery Review: Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson at UFC 208

Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11, 2017 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Shahbazyan complete main card preview

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Get the rundown on the UFC’s return to Vegas on August 1st, headlined by middleweights Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan on ESPN+. Now …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Golden Boy!’

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Undefeated knockout artist, Edmen Shahbazyan, will square off against well-traveled 185-pound veteran, Derek Brunson, in the UFC Vegas 5 middleweight main event this Sat. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 31 predictions: Who's picking Derek Brunson to halt Edmen Shahbazyan's charge?

Brunson
vs.
Shahbazyan
Calderwood
vs.
Maia
Brown
vs.
Luque
Green
vs.
Vannata
Giles
vs.
Holland

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 71-46

Shahbazyan (76%)

Calderwood (72%)

Luque (90%)

Vannata (53%)

Holland (86%)

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 84-33

Shahbazyan

Calderwood

Luque

Vannata

Holland

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 83-34

Shahbazyan

Calderwood

Luque

Green

Holland

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 82-35

Shahbazyan

Calderwood

Luque

Vannata

Holland

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: 80-37
2014 Champion

Shahbazyan

Calderwood

Luque

Vannata

Giles

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 79-38

Shahbazyan

Calderwood

Luque

Vannata

Holland

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 78-39
2019 Champion*

Shahbazyan

Calderwood

Luque

Green

Holland

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 78-39
2017 …read more

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Edmen Shahbazyan and his hype put to their biggest test yet

Edmen Shahbazyan, 22 and unbeaten, faces his biggest test yet when he takes on veteran middleweight Derek Brunson in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las …read more

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Video: Relive Shahbazyan’s Top UFC Finishes

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Edmen Shahbazyan will take on Derek Brunson in the revamped main event of UFC Vegas 5, which goes down this Sat. night (Aug. 1, …read more

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Edmen Shahbazyan says UFC on ESPN+ 31 fight vs. Derek Brunson 'the right next step'

Edmen Shahbazyan’s walk at UFC on ESPN+ 31 will be a little bit different than usual.
Climbing from prelim placement to main card notoriety, Shahbazyan (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) makes the …read more

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Pro fighters make their picks for Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

In the main event of UFC Vegas 5, Derek Brunson is looking to extend his winning streak when he takes Edmen Shahbazyan. Heading into the fight, Brunson is a +255 …read more

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UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan fight preview

Longtime Top 10 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson looks to continue his rebound and climb the ranks on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 31 (UFC Vegas 5). To do so, he’ll …read more

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Derek Brunson 'not worried about hype' around Edmen Shahbazyan entering UFC on ESPN+ 31

Derek Brunson is not allowing the hype around Edmen Shahbazyan to cloud his vision of what needs to be done in the UFC on ESPN+ 31 main event.
Shahbazyan (11-0 MMA, …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down Brunson!

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Veteran wrestler, Derek Brunson, will square off with fast-rising prospect, Edmen Shahbazyan, in the UFC Vegas 5 middleweight main event this Sat. night (Aug. 1, …read more

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Derek Brunson looks to end the hype surrounding Edmen Shahbazyan

Derek Brunson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Derek Brunson has heard a lot about his upcoming opponent Edmen Shahbazyan.
Despite Brunson being a UFC veteran with four times as many …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 31 free fight: Derek Brunson knocks out Lyoto Machida

Derek Brunson has proven he has the ability to end fights quickly.
In October 2017, Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) faced Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC Fight Night …read more

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Edmen Shahbazyan eyes “dominant performance” over Derek Brunson in main event of UFC Vegas 5

Edmen Shahbazyan is looking to turn some more heads when he headlines this Saturday’s card against Derek Brunson. Shahbazyan vs. Brunson was originally scheduled to be the co-main event, but …read more

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Ronda Rousey Heaps Praise On Edmen Shahbazyan Ahead Of UFC on ESPN+ 31

Ronda Rousey has known Edmen Shahbazyan since he was a teenager and she believes he is a special talent. Shahbazyan is set to collide with Derek Brunson in the main …read more

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Free Fight! Shahbazyan Arrives With 40-Second KO

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Edmen Shahbazyan will look for his fifth straight win under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner when he faces Derek Brunson in the main …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 31: Make your predictions for Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 31 event in Las Vegas.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for …read more

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Pic: ‘Brunson vs Shahbazyan’ Poster Drops!

A Middleweight showdown between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan was recently bumped to headline the upcoming UFC Fight Night event on Aug. 1, 2020 after Irene Aldana was forced out …read more

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Video: Dana White chats with Ronda Rousey, breaks Derek Brunson’s next fight

UFC president Dana White has long been a proponent of using social media to skip the media and go straight to UFC fans to deliver information.
An early adopter of Twitter, …read more

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Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana postponed; Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan new main event at Aug. 1 UFC event

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A major change has been made to the upcoming UFC card on Aug. 1 with the postponement of a bantamweight main event between Holly Holm …read more

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'Battle of the undefeated': Edmen Shahbazyan sees potential in future Israel Adesanya fight

Undefeated middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan sees his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson as a key part of his greater plan to be UFC champion.
Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) has been a …read more

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