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Pic: Poster drops for ‘Brunson vs Shahbazyan’ UFC Fight Night event on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas

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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 of the original planned main event against Holly Holm after testing positive for COVID-19.

And now the promotion has released the official fight poster.

Brunson is looking to earn his third straight victory after winning two straight over Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch. It will be the first time in four years that Brunson has such a streak if he manages to get his hand raised inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It will be a tough task -- and that is putting it lightly -- since Shahbazyan has yet to taste defeat in mixed martial arts (MMA), going 11-0 (4-0 inside the Octagon). Among his notable victories is a huge knockout win over long-time veteran, Brad Tavares, at UFC 244.

Despite getting bumped up to the headlining act, Brunson vs Shahbazyan will remain a three-round fight. In the co-main event, Joanne Calderwood takes on Jennifer Maia, while Vicente Luque faces Randy Brown in Welterweight action.

To see the updated UFC “Brunson vs. Shahbazyan” fight card and line up for Aug. 1 in Las Vegas click here.