Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan faced each other in the middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan, which took place on Saturday, August 1, 2020, inside the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC Fight Night 173 results and fight bonuses. UFC Fight Night 173 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Derek Brunson defeated Edmen Shahbazyan in round 3 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters threw over 239 strikes combined in this fight, 217 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 8 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s look at each fighter’s stats below.

Derek Brunson full fight stats

Derek Brunson landed 65% of all his strikes. There were 58 of 106 significant strikes to the head, 15 of 21 body shots, and 15 of 18 leg kicks. Derek Brunson attempted 8 takedowns and landed 4. Here are all the strikes Derek Brunson threw and landed against Edmen Shahbazyan.

Strikes Thrown
107 of 164 (65%)
Significant Strikes
88 of 145 (61%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
4 of 8

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Edmen Shahbazyan did against Derek Brunson.

Edmen Shahbazyan full fight stats

Edmen Shahbazyan was firing at a 51% accuracy, throwing 75 strikes and landing 38. There were 35 significant strikes, 17 of 50 landing to the head, 18 of 22 shots to the body and 0 of 0 leg kicks. Edmen Shahbazyan went for 0 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
38 of 75 (51%)
Significant Strikes
35 of 72 (49%)
Head Strikes
Body Strikes
Leg Strikes
0 of 0

Derek Brunson won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 3 at 0:26.

Results & Fight Totals

UFC Fight Night 173
August 1, 2020
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Derek Brunson
Fight End
Round 3 at 0:26
Total Strikes Thrown
Significant Strikes Thrown
Total Takedowns Attempted

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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