Earlier at this time (Weds., July 22, 2020) it was revealed that the ladies’s Bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana — which was scheduled to go down on Aug. 1, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada — was postponed after Aldana was compelled to withdraw. Because of this, a Middleweight bout Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan was promoted to headliner.

However in line with Cole Shelton of BJPenn.com, the bout is not going to be upped to 5 rounds and can stay a three-round bout given the brief nature the combatants got. That or attempting to reconstruct their respective contracts to go a potential 25 minutes as an alternative of 15 was most likely a headache the promotion merely wished to keep away from.

Brunson is coming off two straight wins over Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch. In the meantime, Shahbazyan has remained good in his blended martial arts (MMA) profession to date, going 11-Zero together with 4-Zero contained in the Octagon.

Edmen has been hailed as among the finest prospects at 185 kilos and a win over Brunson would undoubtedly set him up for larger and higher issues transferring ahead. Brunson, in fact, would love nothing greater than so as to add some factors to his personal inventory by handing “The Golden Boy” his first-ever defeat.

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