|Born||November 20, 1997|
Glendale, California, United States
|Other names||The Golden Boy|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Glendale, California|
|Team||Glendale Fighting Club|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Edmen Shahbazyan (born November 20, 1997) is an American mixed martial artist competing in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of November 04, 2019, he is #10 in the UFC middleweight rankings.
Edmen Shahbazyan fights out of Glendale, California. His older brother, Leon, is also a professional fighter. Edmen started training in martial arts at the age of 9 and has been training at his current gym Glendale Fighting Club since the age of 12. As a teenager, he served as a training partner for Ronda Rousey.  He is of Armenian descent.
Mixed martial arts career
Shahbazyan made his professional debut in mixed martial arts on February 25, 2017 at CXF 6. He faced Selah Williams and won by technical knockout in the first round. Edmen continued fighting for mixed martial arts promotions in California and compiled a 6-0 record, winning all fights by first round knockout.
Shahbazyan was invited to participate in Episode 5 of the Second Season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. Edmen faced Antonio Jones, winning by technical knockout only 40 seconds into the first round. His performance led to White offering him a contract to fight in the UFC.
Edmen is managed by Ronda Rousey's One Fight Management.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Shahbazyan was expected to face Krzysztof Jotko on November 2, 2019 at UFC 244. However, Jotko withdrew from the bout and was replaced by Brad Tavares. He won the fight via a head kick KO in the first round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||11 wins||0 losses|
|Win||11–0||Brad Tavares||KO (head kick)||UFC 244||November 2, 2019||1||2:27||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||10–0||Jack Marshman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 239||July 6, 2019||1||1:12||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–0||Charles Byrd||TKO (elbows and punches)||UFC 235||March 2, 2019||1||0:38||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–0||Darren Stewart||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale||November 30, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0||Antonio Jones||TKO (punches)||Dana White's Contender Series 13||July 17, 2018||1||0:40||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Daniel McWilliams||TKO (punches)||CXF 12||April 21, 2018||1||0:30||Burbank, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Aaron Hamilton||TKO (punches)||CXF 11||February 17, 2018||1||1:08||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Anthony Thomas||TKO (punches)||Gladiator Challenge: Fight Club||October 7, 2017||1||0:14||El Cajon, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Dejon Daniels||TKO (punches)||CXF 8||June 17, 2017||1||2:58||Burbank, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Dearmie Street||TKO (punches)||CXF 7||April 29, 2017||1||3:16||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Selah Williams||TKO (head kick and punches)||CXF 6||February 25, 2017||1||0:43||Los Angeles, California, United States||Middleweight debut.|
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- Mike Bohn (October 2, 2019). "Brad Tavares moved to UFC 244 for matchup with unbeaten Edmen Shahbazyan". mmajunkie.com.
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