Next weekend’s Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana main event is off, sources say, because Aldana had to withdraw.
The new main will be Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 22, 2020
UFC’s new main event is a fan favorite
The fight was not sexy at all when it comes to a main event. The fight rivaled Calvillo-Eye in lack of popularity among the MMA fans.
This new main event is an absolute banger. Shahbazyan is arguably the most exciting prospect in the UFC. At just 22-years old, Shahbazyan already looks like a future world champion.
Every test that has been thrown his way, he’s passed with flying colors. He had a massive challenge against Brad Tavares at UFC 244, and Shahbazyan knocked him out in the first round.
Brunson is a tough out for anyone in the middleweight division. If Shahbazyan can get passed Brunson, you can be assured he’s only a fight or two away from getting a shot at UFC gold.