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UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs Shahbazyan 08/01/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 173 Brunson vs Shahbazyan 08-01-2020 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs Shahbazyan 08/01/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to start the month of August with an exciting fight card featured in UFC Fight Night 173. The UFC will now move back to its own facility in the UFC Apex located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. In these times, fans are not allowed inside the venue and viewing options are available through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature two top 10 middleweights trying to inch themselves closer to a title fight and higher the rankings. It will be 8th ranked middleweight Derek Brunson up against Edmen Shahbazyan at rank #9. In this event, it is seen by UFC Odds that the lower-ranked Edmen Shaahbazyan will be overtaking Derek Brunson after this match.

UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs Shahbazyan 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 173: Brunson vs Shahbazyan 08/01/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Derek Brunson +235 Edmen Shahbazyan -300

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Derek Brunson

Derek Brunson is a 36-year-old American fighter and his hometown is located at Wilmington, North Carolina. This middleweight MMA veteran stands at six-foot-one and polishes his skills at the Hard Knocks 265 fight stable. Brunson now owns a 20-7 professional record with 11 of his wins coming through a way of knockout. He made his UFC debut in December 2012 and impressed by winning 7 of his first 8 matches in the organization. Since then, it was an up-and-down situation for him and splits his next eight fights to four wins and four losses. His last match happened in UFC 241 where he outlasted Ian Heinish in three rounds to earn the nod of all the judges.

Edmen Shahbazyan

Edmen Shahbazyan is a very young professional MMA fighter at 22 years old and he came from Los Angeles, California in the USA. A natural at middleweight, he stables at the Glendale Fighting Club. Shahbazyan currently has an unblemished professional MMA record at 11-0 with nine victories through knockouts. After defeating Antonio Jones in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in July 2018, he made the UFC roster and made his debut five months after. He has been undefeated in all his four UFC fights and the last registered fight happened in November 2019 in UFC 244. Shahbazyan was put inside the same cage with Brad Taveres and devastated his opponent with a head kick knockout in the first round.

Brunson vs Shahbazyan Betting Numbers

Record 20-7-0 11-0-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 6′ 1″ 6′ 2″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (inches) 77 74
Win by KO/TKO 55% 82%
Win by Submission 15% 9%
Decisions 30% 9%
Strikes landed per minute 3.39 4.11
Striking accuracy 45% 52%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.91 2.16
Striking defense 54% 62%
Takedown average 2.8 6.77
Takedown accuracy 29% 40%
Takedown defense 100% 75%
Submission average 0.5 0.8

Brunson vs Shahbazyan Betting Picks

Edmen Shahbazyan is the under-ranked fighter in this match but Online Betting put him as the favorite to win over Derek Brunson. It is the destiny of Shahbazyan to be one of the top middleweights in the UFC and Brunson will be just a stepping stone as he carves his name up the rankings.