|Birth Nation:||United States|
|Height:||6 Feet 2 Inch|
|Birth Name||Edmen Shahbazyan|
|Birth Place||Glendale, California, United States|
|Famous Name||Edmen Shahbazyan|
|Birth Date||November 20, 1997 (age 22)|
|Siblings||1 brother (Leon)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
Edmen Shahbazyan is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Earlier, he fought in the CFX and has amassed the MMA record of 11 wins and 0 losses.
Edmen is scheduled to headline the UFC on ESPN+ 31 fighting against UFC veteran Derek Brunson. Moreover, he is one of the rising fighters in the middleweight division who could challenge current champion Israel Adesanya.
Edmen Shahbazyan made his way to the UFC through Dana White contender series and has fought 4 fights in the promotion since then. Edmen's UFC career earnings is reported to be $162,000, and the young talent is expected to earn much more in the future.
The Golden Boy's latest bout was against Brad Tavares at UFC 244 where he reportedly earned $64,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay) which is also his biggest paycheck in the UFC. Earlier, he defeated Jack Marshman at UFc 239 and earned $35,500 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay).
UFC Events and Earnings
|Dana White’s Contender Series 13 – Jul 17/18||$10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus)|
|TUF 28 Finale – Nov 30/18||23,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)|
|UFC 235 – Mar 2/19||$29,500 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)|
|UFC 239 – Jul 6/19||$35,500 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)|
|UFC 244 – Nov 2/19||$64,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)|
Edmen is scheduled to headline the UFC on ESPN+31 against Derek Brunson. He will earn thousands of dollars from the fight.
Edmen Shahbazyan, who reportedly has not married, is in a relationship with his girlfriend Kristina Shahakian who is very active and popular on Instagram with the Instagram handle @blogbykristina. The California native has been very supportive throughout the fighter's life. The couple is together for a couple of years and Eden first posted the photo of his girlfriend on Instagram in January 2018.
His partner is active on Instagram and sells different products and fashion items through her social media. Kristina also attends Eden's fights and supports him from the cageside.
On his girlfriend's birthday in August 2019, Edmen posted the photo of the couple and captioned:
Happy Birthday @kristinasahakian !! Thank you for always being next to me and supporting me in everything I do! Wishing you all the best, always! Love you!
The middleweight fighter was born on November 20, 1997, in Glendale, California, United States. He is 22 years old as of July 2020. He also has a brother named Leon who is also a professional fighter. Edmen holds an American nationality and belongs to Armenian ethnicity. He began training MMA at the age of 9 and joined his current Glendale Fighting Club at 12. He was also a training partner of former UFC champion Ronda Rousey.