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Edmen Shahbazyan vs Derek Brunson added to UFC 248 on March 7 in Las Vegas

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UFC 244: Tavares v Shahbazyan Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

An intriguing Middleweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC 248 pay-per-view (PPV) event — set to go down inside T-Mobile Arena on March 7, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada — as Derek Brunson has been booked to tango against Edmen Shahbazyan.

Undefeated at 11-0, 4-0 UFC, Edmen has quickly garnered some attention after exploding onto the UFC scene in 2018. After winning his fight on Dana White’s “Contender Series,” Edmen then went on to win four straight fights inside the eight-sided cage in the span of a year. In his last outing, he knocked out Brad Tavares in the first round at UFC 244 in Nov. 2019.

Brunson, meanwhile, is eying his third straight win after defeating Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch in consecutive bouts. It’s a nice turnaround for Derek, who had previously lost two straight at the hands of Jacare Souza and current division kingpin, Israel Adesanya. Stopping Edmen’s momentum will go a long way in helping Brunson climb the 185-pound ladder.


UFC 248 is set to be headlined by a 185-pound title fight as the aforementioned Israel Adesanya will defend his belt against former title contender, Yoel Romero. In the co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, will face Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

To see the most up-to-date UFC 248: “Adesanya vs Romero” fight card click here.