Pros react after Jack Hermansson defeats Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 27

Jack Hermansson, UFC Vegas 27
Jack Hermansson @ UFC Vegas 27

A middleweight bout between perennial division contenders Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan kicked off tonight’s UFC Vegas 27 main card.

Hermansson (22-6 MMA) entered tonight’s fight looking to rebound from his recent unanimous decision loss to Marvin Vettori. Prior to that setback, ‘The Joker’ had earned an impressive first round submission victory over Kelvin Gastelum.

Meanwhile, Edmen Shahbazyan (11-2 MMA) was returning to action this evening for the first time since suffering his first professional setback to Derek Brunson back in August. ‘The Golden Boy’ had gone 4-1 under the UFC banner ahead of tonight’s event.

Tonight’s Hermansson vs. Shahbazyan fight proved to be a grueling fifteen-minute affair. Edmen Shahbazyan was able to get off to a terrific start in round one, landing a plethora of hard punches and low kicks. ‘The Joker’ would get back in the fight in round two, this after landing a much needed takedown. With that said, Shahbazyan was able to score a sweep late in the round, making the second frame a tough one to call. With the fight seemingly up for grabs in round three, the veteran in Jack Hermansson was able to find another gear and put on a dominant final five minutes. The perennial contender battered the 23-year-old with punches and elbows before the horn mercifully sounded to end the fight.

Official UFC Vegas 27 Result: Jack Hermansson def. Edmen Shahbazyan by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)

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