Saturday night’s UFC event from the UFC Apex live on ESPN+ was hit hard by COVID-19.
But that didn’t bother Derek Brunson.
Despite being the underdog in his main event bout with Edmen Shahbazyan, Brunson came out on top, earning a third round TKO victory.
The loss was the first in the career of Shahbazyan, who previously trained with former UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
Brunson, though, added his name to his resume that includes bouts with Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker and current UFC champion Israel Adesanya.
Complete results are below:
Derek Brunson def. Edmen Shahbazyan via TKO (strikes) at :26 of Round 3
Jennifer Maia def. Joanne Calderwood via submission (armbar) at 4:29 of Round 1
Vicente Luque def. Randy Brown via KO (strike) at 4:56 of Round 2
Jonathan Martinez def. Frankie Saenz via TKO (strikes) at :57 of Round 3
Nathan Maness def. Johnny Munoz via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Jamall Emmers def. Vincent Cachero via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Gutierrez vs. Cody Durden declared a draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)
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