Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan moved from UFC 262 to UFC event on May 22

Edman Shahbazyan | Esther Lin, MMA FightingA change has been made to Saturday’s UFC 262 fight card with a middleweight fight between Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan being moved to the UFC event on May 22 instead. Multiple sources confirmed the switch to MMA Fighting on Monday with Shahbayzan also posting about the change for the fight on Twitter. The news was first reported by MMA DNA. I guess we wait another week... May 22 here we come! Back to Vegas!— The Golden Boy (@edmenshahbazyan) May 10, 2021 At this time, no reason has been given for the change of dates and the UFC has not yet made any official announcements regarding the move. Both Hermansson and Shahbayzan are looking to get back into the win column after recent losses. For Hermansson, he’ll look to bounce back following a five-round decision loss to Marvin Vettori in his most recent outing while Shahbayzan returns from the first defeat of his professional career when he fell to Derek Brunson last year. With Hermansson vs. Shahbazyan moving to the card on May 22, the UFC 262 event on Saturday night is down to 11 total bouts. The middleweight fight was supposed to take place on the main card, which means one of the preliminary matchups will now get shifted to the pay-per-view portion of the show starting at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday night. As for the new date, Hermansson vs. Shahbazyan joins a card headlined by former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt taking on Rob Font in the main event.

Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan moved from UFC 262 to UFC event on May 22
Edman Shahbazyan | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A change has been made to Saturday’s UFC 262 fight card with a middleweight fight between Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan being moved to the UFC event on May 22 instead.

Multiple sources confirmed the switch to MMA Fighting on Monday with Shahbayzan also posting about the change for the fight on Twitter. The news was first reported by MMA DNA.

At this time, no reason has been given for the change of dates and the UFC has not yet made any official announcements regarding the move.

Both Hermansson and Shahbayzan are looking to get back into the win column after recent losses.

For Hermansson, he’ll look to bounce back following a five-round decision loss to Marvin Vettori in his most recent outing while Shahbayzan returns from the first defeat of his professional career when he fell to Derek Brunson last year.

With Hermansson vs. Shahbazyan moving to the card on May 22, the UFC 262 event on Saturday night is down to 11 total bouts. The middleweight fight was supposed to take place on the main card, which means one of the preliminary matchups will now get shifted to the pay-per-view portion of the show starting at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

As for the new date, Hermansson vs. Shahbazyan joins a card headlined by former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt taking on Rob Font in the main event.

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Video: UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson engages in grappling match with ‘The Mountain’ from ‘Game of Thrones’

Gunnar Nelson has faced all sorts of foes in the UFC but none of them have been 6-foot-9 and 340 pounds of muscle. Just recently the UFC welterweight did just that when he got into a grappling match with former World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson, who many people recognize as “The Mountain” Gregor Clegane from the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Bjornsson, who stepped away from strongman competitions in order to pursue a boxing career, has actually dropped weight in recent months but he still dwarfed Nelson in overall size. “I’ve been wanting for a long time, because a lot of my friends have been saying, I have no chance against you on the floor,” Bjornsson said to Nelson on a video posted to his YouTube channel. “I’m just interested. To see if the technique and the experience is going to overcome the strength. Not only the strength but also the body weight.” The pair of Icelandic athletes then engaged in a pair of grappling sessions that went until somebody tapped out. While Nelson certainly maintained a technical advantage, Bjornsson more than held his own for the majority of the time by using sheer size and power to break free of many potential submissions. Despite Bjornsson having no prior experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Nelson was impressed with the way he was able to manipulate his body weight to prevent himself from being put into bad positions or getting out of submissions when he got himself into trouble. “That’s stupid weight,” Nelson said about Bjornsson’s size. “When he asked me if his strength was surprising, I was like no but his conditioning was. He was able to keep going and not just conditioning but he was smart with his fights. He used his weight well. He’s not just heavy and strong but he’s athletic with his weight.” Check out the full video with the grappling sessions as Nelson attempts to topple “The Mountain” on the mat.

Video: UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson engages in grappling match with ‘The Mountain’ from ‘Game of Thrones’

Gunnar Nelson has faced all sorts of foes in the UFC but none of them have been 6-foot-9 and 340 pounds of muscle.

Just recently the UFC welterweight did just that when he got into a grappling match with former World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson, who many people recognize as “The Mountain” Gregor Clegane from the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

Bjornsson, who stepped away from strongman competitions in order to pursue a boxing career, has actually dropped weight in recent months but he still dwarfed Nelson in overall size.

“I’ve been wanting for a long time, because a lot of my friends have been saying, I have no chance against you on the floor,” Bjornsson said to Nelson on a video posted to his YouTube channel. “I’m just interested. To see if the technique and the experience is going to overcome the strength. Not only the strength but also the body weight.”

The pair of Icelandic athletes then engaged in a pair of grappling sessions that went until somebody tapped out.

While Nelson certainly maintained a technical advantage, Bjornsson more than held his own for the majority of the time by using sheer size and power to break free of many potential submissions.

Despite Bjornsson having no prior experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Nelson was impressed with the way he was able to manipulate his body weight to prevent himself from being put into bad positions or getting out of submissions when he got himself into trouble.

“That’s stupid weight,” Nelson said about Bjornsson’s size. “When he asked me if his strength was surprising, I was like no but his conditioning was. He was able to keep going and not just conditioning but he was smart with his fights. He used his weight well. He’s not just heavy and strong but he’s athletic with his weight.”

Check out the full video with the grappling sessions as Nelson attempts to topple “The Mountain” on the mat.

Source : MMA Fighting More   

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