Pros React to Dominant Performance of Derek Brunson Over Edmen Shahbazyan

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Derek Brunson, UFC Vegas 5 weigh-in
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 31: Derek Brunson poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on July 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Derek Brunson pulled off the upset against Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 and here’s what fellow fighters had to say.

You’ve got to love these types of main events when the UFC chooses to put a veteran like Derek Brunson across the Octagon from a rising star like Edmen Shahbazyan. A win for either man shines the spotlight so bright on the victor and gets the matchmakers salivating on who to match these contenders up with next.

Coming into the bout with Shahbazyan, being the underdog didn’t seem to bother Derek Brunson as he knew what was needed to get the job done inside the Octagon. Brunson looked to remind the world of how dangerous he is inside the Octagon and that nobody is going to make a career off his name.

Edmen Shahbazyan has had quite the rise in his MMA career, leading to his first UFC main event against Brunson. Training with Ronda Rousey and winning his UFC contract from Dana White’s Contender Series has shown the world that it was only a matter of time before he clinched a main event fight.

What a performance from Derek Brunson – what a way to get the TKO victory in the third round and hand Edmen Shahbazyan his first professional loss.

Check out how the pros reacted to the main event between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan.

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