Edmen Shahbazyan shined yet again earlier tonight (Sat., July 6, 2019) at UFC 239 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he took out veteran middleweight Jack Marshman via rear-naked choke submission just 72 seconds into the first round.
Shahbazyan wasted little time in exchanging with the elder Marshman. The Welsh striker hung in tough to sling some leather but Shahbazyan was simply too fast. Shahbazyan then transitioned into a takedown attempt and was able to take Marshman down. From there, Shahbazyan launched heavy ground-and-pound that started to melt Marshman away. The youngster then took Marshman’s back and easily locked in the rear-naked choke finish.
Check out the finish above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.
With this performance, Shahbazyan improves his perfect MMA record to 10-0 and notches his second UFC victory by way of knockout. Managed by former UFC champion and combat sports trailblazer Ronda Rousey, Shahbazyan has an extremely bright future in a growing middleweight division. Look for the 21-year-old to potentially land a top 15 opponent his next time out, if UFC decides to push him up the ladder quicker than usual.
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