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Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Derek Brunson fight moved from UFC 248 to UFC Portland

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Edmen Shahbazyan
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Middleweight prospect Edmen Shahbazyan won’t be part of the UFC 248 pay-per-view after all.

The undefeated 22-year-old announced on social media that his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson scheduled for March 7 in Las Vegas has been moved. The matchup will now take place at an upcoming Fight Night event at Moda Center in Portland, Ore., on April 11, MMA Fighting confirmed with sources.

Shahbazyan did not reveal the reason for the rescheduling, and sources did not offer additional information on the shift.

Shahbazyan currently is 11-0 as a pro with four wins in the UFC, three of which have come by way of first-round finish. Brunson (20-7) will be making his 17th UFC appearance. He is on a two-fight win streak after outpointing Ian Heinisch and Elias Theodorou in back-to-back outings last year.