Edmen Shahbayzan made quick work of Jack Marshman, as he only needed 72 seconds to submit the Welshman in devastating fashion.
In the featured Fight Pass preliminary bout, Edmen Shahbayzan faced Jack Marshman in a middleweight contest at UFC 239.
Shahbayzan (9-0) entered the bout with a perfect UFC record of 2-0. “The Golden Boy” was awarded his UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018 with a 40-second knockout of Antonio Jones. The 21-year old who trains out of Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, California defeated Darren Stewart in his UFC debut via split decision — in the only time he has ever gone past the first round. Most recently, Shahbayzan needed only 38-seconds to knock out Charles Byrd at UFC 235. The 21-year old said heading in he had big plans for the contest with Marshman.
Marshman (23-8) was coming off a split decision win over fellow Welshman John Phillips at UFC London. The 29-year old was 3-3 in his UFC career, with losses coming to top Brazilians in Thiago Santos and Antonio Carlos Junior, and America’s Karl Roberson. Marshman is a veteran of UK MMA, spending over nine years as a professional.
Both men touched gloves to start the bout. Shahbazyan landed a leg kick. Both men traded bombs early. Marshman missed with a big right hand. Shahbazyan landed a single leg takedown and started unleashing with brutal ground and pound. Shahbazyan passed to side control, taking Marshman’s back, then choked the Welshman to the tap in just over 70 seconds.
Edmen Shahbayzan def. Jack Marshman by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 1 (1:12)