Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Nassourdine Imavov Set for UFC 268

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An exciting middleweight showdown has been set for UFC 268 in November.

Edmen Shahbazyan will take on Nassourdine Imavov at UFC 268 on November 6. La Sueur was the first to report this fight early Sunday morning.

Edmen Shahbazyan currently holds a 11-2 professional record. Shahbazyan is coming off two losses against ranked fighters. The prospect, who trains out of Glendale Fighting Club (former home to Ronda Rousey), lost a unanimous decision against Jack Hermansson in his last fight. Just before that, he was finished by Derek Brunson. Prior to these last two bouts, Shahbazyan had won eleven straight fights.

Nassourdine Imavov currently holds a 10-3 professional record. He’s coming off an impressive TKO against Ian Heninisch in July. Imavov is looking to put together a two fight win streak when he steps into the octagon in November. The 25-year old Imavov is currently 2-1 in the UFC promotion.

Madison Square Garden is being targeted for the location of the event on November 6. The promotion has yet to make the date and location official, however, with COVID-19 regulations potentially necessitating a move. The PPV card currently features the following reported bouts:

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington
Justin Gathje vs. Michael Chandler
Luke Rockhold vs. Sean Strickland
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Nassourdine Imavov