The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, December 10, 2022, for UFC 282, headlined by a vacant light-heavyweight championship affair between no. 3 ranked former champion Jan Blachowicz (29-9) and no. 4 ranked Magomed Ankalaev (18-1).
Co-headlining the event was a lightweight encounter between former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett (19-3) and former CFFC featherweight champion Jared Gordon (19-5).
Our second bout on the preliminary card tonight came in the middleweight division between Edmen Shahbazyan (11-3) and Dalcha Lungiambula (11-5).
Following a 2-1 start to his UFC tenure, Lungiambula has since lost his last three-straight, while the same could be said for Shahbazyan, who initially went 4-0 inside the octagon, prior to losing his last three-straight encounters.
One of these talents was to get back to their winning ways, while the other suffered his fourth-straight defeat.
Continue reading to see how this middleweight affair went down:
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Official Result: Edmen Shahbazyan def. Dalcha Lungiambula via TKO (flying knee & punches) at 4:41 of round two
Edmen Shahbazyan TKOs Dalcha Lungiambula! pic.twitter.com/2bsnYDyd6R
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Shahbazyan is looking sharp early on, as he begins the fight with a stiff jab. His front snap kick up the middle is working well for him, and he’s managing distance very well.
Lungiambula does get a couple hard left kicks to the body off, but Shahbazyan gets the best of the exchanges through the first five minutes.
Shahbazyan continues having success with his snap kick up the middle, and he’s throwing it hard too. It’s definitely slowing the pace of Lungiambula. But, Lungiambula is still landing his round kick to the body of Shahbazyan often as well, both have been very effective with their body kicks.
Lungiambula lands a couple hard left hands, though Shahbazyan remains unfazed.
This was a very patient approach from Shahbazyan, he didn’t go for the kill until he went for the kill.
Following nine minutes of fighting in a calculated manner, Shahbazyan throws, and lands a flying knee in round two with one minute left on the clock. Lungiambula is hurt by it, and Shahbazyan swarms him for the TKO finish.
After opening up his career with a record of 11-0, Shahbazyan would fall to 11-3 over the next two years. Tonight, 13 months following his previous defeat, Edmen Shahbazyan gets back on the winning track, improving his record to 12-3 at UFC 282.
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