This Saturday, August 1, the action returned to the United States, with the UFC Apex of Las Vegas, an event that gained enormous expectations. Thus, North Americans will receive the event “UFC Fight Night 173 ”, which will have several important names within the world of MMA. It is sure that they will star in several exciting combats. A total of 9 fights will take place this weekend, being the show of the middleweight division between Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan the star of the day.
This contest is quite attractive on paper, not only because of the styles of the protagonists, but also because Brunson’s streak of two straight wins. Meanwhile, Shahbazyan does so undefeated (11-0). In fact, Edmen has proven to be one of the most entertaining fighters in UFC, achieving 3 KO, 1 submission and 1 decision in his time at the company. And that he is only 22 years old, pointing out that he is going for the record of being the youngest champion in the history of MMA.
The action returned to the United States
The Mexican fighter from UFCIrene Aldana was unable to fight Holly Holm on August 1 because she tested positive for COVID-19. This role was supposed to mark the first event starring an Aztec fighter, and, in addition, would be her first five rounds. After making the sad news known on their own social networks, it was understood that it suffers from coronavirus and that they will not be able to play the contest normally, as planned.
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It was precisely for this reason that they marked Brunson vs. Shahbazyan as the most important of the night. So these collide for the UFC Fight Night from the UFC Apex’s Las Vegas, leaving a lot to wait. In an agreed middleweight bout, the two of them can claim victory before the agreed time expires. This will be the company’s first stellar event in the United States, after leaving it to debut the Fight Islanda in Abu Dhabi.
Bantamweight: Jonathan Martinez defeated Frankie Saenz by TKO in the third round.
Featherweight: Nate Maness beat Johnny Munoz by unanimous decision (29-27 x3).
Featherweight: Jamall Emmers defeated Vincent Cachero by unanimous decision (30-27 x3).
Bantamweight: Cody Durden tied with Chris Gutierrez by unanimous decision (28-28 x3).
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