The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the bout, but its spot on the card isn’t known at this time.
Brunson (20-7-0) enters the contest while in the midst of a two fight winning streak, defeating the duo of Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch. Brunson hasn’t suffered a defeat in well over a year, with that last loss coming to Israel Adesanya at UFC 230. Brunson has picked up twenty wins as a professional MMA fighter and eleven of them came by way of KO/TKO.
Shahbazyan (11-0-0) has already picked up four wins under the UFC banner, having defeated Darren Stewart, Charles Byrd, Jack Marshman and Brad Tavares. Shahbazyan also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 13, defeating Antonio Jones by first round TKO. Shahbazyan has picked up eleven wins as a professional MMA fighter and ten of them came via first round finish.
UFC 248 takes place on Saturday, March 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.