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Middleweight Division


"The Golden Boy"

Edmen Shahbazyan

Middleweight Division

13-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Edmen Shahbazyan

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Learn more about Edmen Shahbazyan's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Los Angeles, United States
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 30, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017

  • 11 wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • 11 first round finishes

  • Longest pre-UFC fight was 3:16. Shortest fight was :14.

  • Five wins in under a minute

  • Origin of nickname: “It was given by my Coach Edmond after winning the Desert Showdown in amateur boxing.”

UFC on ESPN (3/23/24) Shahbazyan knocked out AJ Dobson at 4:33 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Shahbazyan was stopped by Anthony Hernandez via strikes at 1:01 of the third round 

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Shahbazyan stopped Dalcha Lungiambula via strikes at 4:41 of the second round 

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Shahbazyan was stopped by Nassourdine Imavov via strikes at 4:42 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Shahbazyan lost a three round unanimous decision to Jack Hermansson

UFC Fight Night (8/1/20) Shahbazyan was stopped by Derek Brunson via strikes at :26 of the third round

UFC 244 (11/2/19) Shahbazyan knocked out Brad Tavares at 2:27 of the first round

UFC 239 (7/6/19) Shahbazyan submitted Jack Marshman via rear naked choke at 1:12 of the first round

UFC 235 (3/2/19) Shahbazyan stopped Charles Byrd via strikes at :38 of the first round

TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Shahbazyan won a three round split decision over Darren Stewart


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2

Week five (7/17/18) Shahbazyan stopped Antonio Jones via strikes at :40 of the first round

TRAINING: Typically, I will train both morning and evenings. It will consist of strength and conditioning and roadwork and then either striking or grappling (jiu-jitsu / wrestling).

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 10 years old and fell in love with fighting after my first grappling competition.

What titles have you held? I have won at the PAL Tournament and the Desert Showdown (both amateur boxing competitions).

Do you have any heroes? No, but I look up to those who work hard and are determined to be successful in anything they do.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me. It has been my dream since I was a kid to fight in the UFC and be a champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am currently attending school and am still in the process of deciding my degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? I started fighting at 16, so my only job was to go to school and then go to training. 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Shotokan Karate

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar and guillotine 

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook