Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan fight preview

UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Derek Brunson will take on Edmen “The Golden Boy” Shahbazyan in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 173 card.

In this post, we will break down Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 36-year-old, Derek Brunson is coming in with a 20-7-0 record. Brunson will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Ian Heinisch at UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 in August.

Shahbazyan, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Brad Tavares on August 17, 2019 at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz and holds a 11-0-0 record.

Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
36
Age
22
6′ 1″
Height
6′ 2″
185 lbs.
Weight
185 lbs.
77″
Reach
74″
20-7-0
Record
11-0-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Derek Brunson has an southpaw fighting stance with a 77″ reach. The 22-year-old, Edmen Shahbazyan is an orthodox fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Derek Brunson:
→ Brunson’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Brunson lands 3.39 significant strikes per minute.
→ Brunson’s takedown accuracy is 29%.
→ Brunson’s takedown average is 2.80 per 15 minutes.
→ Brunson’s takedown defense is 100%.

Brunson comes in with 45% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.39 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Shahbazyan fires at 52% accuracy, landing about 4.11 significant strikes per minute. Derek Brunson also has a 29% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.80 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Shahbazyan’s 6.77 takedowns and 75% takedown accuracy.

Edmen Shahbazyan:
→ Shahbazyan’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Shahbazyan lands 4.11 significant strikes per minute.
→ Shahbazyan’s takedown accuracy is 40%.
→ Shahbazyan’s takedown average is 6.77 per 15 minutes.
→ Shahbazyan’s takedown defense is 75%.

Edmen spent on average 3:59 minutes in the Octagon and Derek has an average fight time of 7:25 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 173 is live in , who do you think will win, Derek or Edmen? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan
Date
August 1, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

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