Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown the UFC VEGAS 5: ‘Brunson vs. Shahbazyan’ #UFCAPEX event, with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network.
This Saturday’s, August 1st., UFC Fight Night: ‘Brunson vs. Shahbazyan’ event, broadcast from the APEX Fight Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcased a heavily altered card, featuring an exciting three-round middleweight fight between the more experienced Derek Brunson and the undefeated youngster, 22 year old, Edmen ‘The Golden Boy’ Shahbazyan. Our co-main event showcased a flyweight brawl between the Scottish former Invicta Champion, Joanne ‘JoJo the Bad MoFo’ Calderwood, with her muay thai style & the contender being the Brazilian kickboxer & submission artist, Jennifer Maia - JoJo was looking to fight for the title against Shevchenko, if she got the W tonight (after that bout was delayed due to injury back in June) - that just isn’t gonna happen anytime soon, as Maia dashed those dreams with a swift submission win via armbar in just 4:29 of Round 1, what a shocking upset!
Also on the card, we had a highly-anticipated main card bout between welterweights Vicente ‘The Silent Assassin’ Luque and Randy ‘Rude Boy’ Brown, which was over by 4:56 of the 2nd round via KO/TKO - Knee & Punches by Luque; that bout was preceded by a FOTN brawl that went to the judges scorecards, which took place between the unanimous winner, Bobby ‘King’ Green and ‘Groovy’ Lando Vannata; rounding things out we were treated to two POTN efforts put forth by Vicente Luque and Jennifer Maia. The prelims kicked off the night with the first unanimous draw in UFC history without point deductions when Chris Gutierrez and Cody Durden went the distance. Overall, the brief eight bout card saw three KO/TKOs, one swift submission and four decisions, including a unanimous draw.... what a fun night of fights we have to discuss with you!
UFC VEGAS 5: ‘Brunson vs. Shahbazyan’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 1
- 185lbs - Derek Brunson (21-7) DEF. Edmen Shahbazyan (11-1), KO/TKO - G & P at 0:26 of RD 3, Total 10:26
- 125lbs - Jennifer Maia (18-6) DEF. Joanne Calderwood (14-5), SUB - Armbar at 4:29 of Rd 1
- 170lbs - Vicente Luque (19-7) vs. Randy Brown (12-4), KO/TKO - Knee & Punches at 4:56 of Rd 2, Total 9:56
- 155lbs - Bobby Green (26-10) DEF. Lando Vannata (11-5), DEC - Unanimous
185lbs - Kevin Holland (17-5) vs. Trevin Giles (12-2)- [Giles fainted backstage on Fight Night. CANCELLED]
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Vicente Luque 2. Jennifer Maia
UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6PM/3PM ETPT
- 135lbs - Jonathan Martinez (12-3) DEF. Frankie Saenz (12-7), KO/TKO - Flying Knee to G & P at 0:57 of Rd 3, Total 10:57
205lbs - Ed Herman (24-14) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (31-13)- [Meerschaert tests Pos. for COVID-19, CANCELLED]
- 135lbs - Nathan Maness (12-1) DEF. last minute Johnny Munoz Jr. (10-1), DEC - Unanimous - [Borg withdrew]
185lbs - Markus Perez (12-3) vs. Eric Spicely (12-5)- [Spicely failed weight cut, CANCELLED]
- 135lbs - Jamall Emmers (18-5) DEF. last minute Vince Cachero (7-3), DEC - Unanimous - [Valiev withdrew]
- 135lbs - Chris Gutierrez (15-3) vs. Cody Durden (11-2) - ENDS IN A UNANIMOUS DRAW
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