Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2017
- Ten wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
- Ten first round finishes
- Longest pre-UFC fight was 3:16. Shortest fight was :14.
- Five wins in under a minute
- Origin of nickname: “It was given by my Coach Edmond after winning the Desert Showdown in amateur boxing.”
UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Shahbazyan was stopped by Anthony Hernandez via strikes at 1:01 of the third round
UFC 282 (12/10/22) Shahbazyan stopped Dalcha Lungiambula via strikes at 4:41 of the second round
UFC 268 (11/6/21) Shahbazyan was stopped by Nassourdine Imavov via strikes at 4:42 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Shahbazyan lost a three round unanimous decision to Jack Hermansson
UFC Fight Night (8/1/20) Shahbazyan was stopped by Derek Brunson via strikes at :26 of the third round
UFC 244 (11/2/19) Shahbazyan knocked out Brad Tavares at 2:27 of the first round
UFC 239 (7/6/19) Shahbazyan submitted Jack Marshman via rear naked choke at 1:12 of the first round
UFC 235 (3/2/19) Shahbazyan stopped Charles Byrd via strikes at :38 of the first round
TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Shahbazyan won a three round split decision over Darren Stewart
Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2
Week five (7/17/18) Shahbazyan stopped Antonio Jones via strikes at :40 of the first round
TRAINING: Typically, I will train both morning and evenings. It will consist of strength and conditioning and roadwork and then either striking or grappling (jiu-jitsu / wrestling).
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 10 years old and fell in love with fighting after my first grappling competition.
What titles have you held? I have won at the PAL Tournament and the Desert Showdown (both amateur boxing competitions).
Do you have any heroes? No, but I look up to those who work hard and are determined to be successful in anything they do.
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me. It has been my dream since I was a kid to fight in the UFC and be a champion.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am currently attending school and am still in the process of deciding my degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? I started fighting at 16, so my only job was to go to school and then go to training.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Shotokan Karate
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar and guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Left hook