Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

UFC on Vegas 5 results: Brunson hands Shahbazyan first loss, Maia submits Calderwood

Derek Brunson celebrates after his TKO victory over Edmen Shahbazyan (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Las Vegas, August 2: Derek Brunson stopped Edmen Shahbazyan in the headliner of UFC on Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (August 1).

In the main event, middleweight contender No. 8 Brunson handed No. 9 Shahbazyan his first professional loss in the third round of an exhilarating contest.

Although 22-year old Shahbazyan impressed with his well-rounded skills, Brunson's experience shined through with creative trips and very dominant ground and pound. Early in the third round, Brunson earned the win through referee stoppage.

In the co-main event, No. 3 ranked women's flyweight Joanne Calderwood risked her top contender position against No. 6 ranked Jennifer Maia. Maia knew it was a huge opportunity and she aggressively took full advantage of it with her close range striking.

Calderwood was able to take her down, but Maia capitalized on the position by getting an armbar that forced Calderwood to submit in the first round.

At the post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Maia will be the next contender for flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.

Also on the main card, lightweights Lando Vannata and Bobby Green heartily tried to outdo their first meeting that had earned them each a Fight of the Night bonus in their rematch.

Well-rounded MMA skills were in full effect as both used creative striking and grappling, and had near knockdowns. While their first battle was judged a draw, Green was able to show his boxing acumen and earned the decision victory.

In the main card opener, No. 12 ranked welterweight contender Vicente Luque keeps his spot in the rankings in a dominant performance against prospect Randy Brown. Luque ended Brown's rise with a well-timed knock out by a knee and punches in the second round.

Earlier in the preliminary card, there were decsion wins for Nate Maness and Jamall Emmers, while Chris Gutierrez vs. Cody Durden ended in a draw. In the only stoppage win of the prelims, Jonathan Martinez finished Frankie Saenz in the third-round of a bantamweight bout.

UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Shahbazyan Final Results

Main Card

1. Middleweight bout: Derek Brunson defeated Edmen Shahbazyan via third-round TKO

2. Women's Flyweight bout: Jennifer Maia defeated Joanne Calderwood via first-round submission

3. Welterweight bout: Vicente Luque defeated Randy Brown via second-round KO

4. Lightweight bout: Bobby Green defeated Lando Vannata via unanimous decision

Preliminary card

1. Bantamweight bout: Jonathan Martinez defeated Frankie Saenz via third-round TKO

2. Bantamweight bout: Nate Maness defeated Johnny Munoz via unanimous decision

3. Featherweight bout: Jamall Emmers defeated Vince Cachero via unanimous decision

4. Bantamweight bout: Chris Gutierrez vs. Cody Durden resulted in a unanimous draw

For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Story first published: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 13:07 [IST]
Other articles published on Aug 2, 2020
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more