The first two seasons of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series have produced some truly memorable finishes. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two explosive power punchers who prefer to let the fire in their fists do the talking for them.
A professional since October 2013 and representing The MMA Lab under the watchful eye of John Crouch, Te Edwards owns a 6-2 record in eight career bouts as a professional with all six of those victories coming via knockout. Edwards earned a contract with the UFC on week three of season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018. In his MMA debut at Shogun Fights 9, he defeated Brad Mountain via TKO in the first round. At RFA 17 Edwards defeated Bryce Logan via TKO in round one. He also defeated his next two opponents in Nick Bustamante at Bellator 148 and Ousmane Thomas Diagne at Tachi Palace Fights 32 respectively. Then at Iron Boy MMA 8, Edwards defeated Brandon Trujillo via TKO in the first round. At Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 3 he knocked out Austin Tweedy in round one to earn a contract with the UFC in the process. The victory also gave Edwards his sixth knockout victory as a professional. With all six of his pro victories not having made it past round one, this Arizona cannon knows how to kick up the heat to a dangerous notch!
A professional since February 2017 and representing Glendale Fighting Club, Edmen Shahbazyan owns a perfect 8-0 record comprised of seven knockouts and one decision. Shahbazyan earned a contract with the UFC on week five of season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018. In his MMA debut at CXF 6, he defeated Selah Williams via TKO in the first round. Shahbazyan also defeated his next three opponents that saw wins over Anthony Thomas and Dearmie Street. Then at CXF 11, he defeated Aaron Hamilton via TKO in round one. Shahbazyan also defeated Daniel McWilliams via TKO in the first round at CXF 12. At Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 5, he defeated Antonio Jones via TKO in round one and earned a UFC contract in the process. In his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 28 finale, Shahbazyan defeated Darren Stewart via split decision to extend his perfect streak to eight to begin his professional career. With seven knockout victories to his credit, this California cannon is primed to blast apart the middleweight division!