Las Vegas, NV – UFC middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan snapped 3-fight losing streak when he defeated Dalcha Lungiambula by TKO at UFC 282 on Saturday night.
“It feels good to be back on the win column and end the year strong for sure,” Shahbazyan told Cageside Press among other media at his post-fight scrum.
Shahbazyan (12-3) relocated to Las Vegas after leaving Glendale Fighting Club and found his place at Xtreme Couture.
“I think definitely this time off has really, really helped me. 13 months off and I really tried to go and improve myself mentally, physically, technically, everywhere in the game and I’m glad I took that time off,” he said.
“Moving to Vegas, working with my coaches, Coach Jason (Manly), Coach Dewey Cooper, my brother Leon. The guys at Xtreme, coaches at Xtreme, I appreciate all of them and I’m just so thankful for everyone.”
After starting his UFC career with 4 straight victories Shahbazyan ran into three very tough opponents and and dropped three fights in a row.
“It’s never good to be on a losing streak, but I’m back to be back on the win column for sure.”
With this fight under his belt Shahbazyan is short on time to make another 2022 appearance so he’ll wait and see what happens next.
“I’m (going) to enjoy Christmas, my favorite holiday and then the New Year, and then we’ll see. Definitely next year I’ll try to be a little more active you know, being that I took 13 months off, but that 13 months off wasn’t just off. I was working and improving every day so we’ll see,” Shahbazyan said.
“Most likely trying to be active next year.”
Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Edmen Shahbazyan above.