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UFC 239 video: Edmen Shahbazyan submits Jack Marshman in just 72 seconds

Edmen Shahbazyan finishes Jack Marshman with a rear-naked choke at UFC 239
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Edmen Shahbazyan was one of the biggest favorites at UFC 239, and he showed why.

Just 21 years old, Shahbazyan has been pegged as one to watch since picking up a fast-finish on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, and he wrapped things up quickly again on Saturday with a submission of veteran Jack Marshman at the 1:12 mark of round one.

After softening Marshman up with ground-and-pound, Shahbazyan took the Welsh fighter’s back and locked in a rear-naked choke that Marshman would not escape.

It was the second straight first-round finish for Shahbazyan following a 38-second knockout of Charles Byrd in March. Shahbazyan is now 3-0 in the UFC and 10-0 overall.