UFC On ESPN+ 31 Results: Derek Brunson Vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
The UFC’s return to Las Vegas on August 1 will be bringing some new momentum to the promotion following recent “Fight Island” events. Although several fights had to be altered, the bouts taking place inside the APEX Center in Las Vegas are sure to entertain fans all over.
The main event is Derek Brunson v. Edmen Shahbazyan after Irene Aldana had to back out of her fight against Holly Holm.
Brunson (20-7) is on a two-fight win streak. The 36-year-old beat Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision in 2019. Number eight in the UFC’s middleweight rankings, Brunson has eleven wins via knockout.
Shahbazyan (11-0) is perfect so far in his UFC career. Debuting on Dana White’s Contender Series, “The Golden Boy” has won three fights in 2019. His last bout was a knockout win over Brad Tavares at UFC 244 back in November. He has nine wins via some form of knockout.
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Main Card (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)
Derek Brunson def. Edmen Shahbazyan via TKO (:26 into round three)
Jennifer Maia def. Joanne Calderwood via armbar (4:29 into round one)
Vicente Luque def. Randy Brown via KO (4:56 into round two)
Bobby Green def. Lando Vannata via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Kevin Holland v. Trevin Giles – Giles fainted before the bout took place
Prelims (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
Jonathan Martinez def. Frankie Saenz via TKO (:57 into round three)
Nate Maness def. Johnny Munoz via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Jamall Emmers def. Vince Cachero via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Gutierrez fought Cody Durden to a unanimous decision draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)