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HyeFighter Mousasi Ends 2010 With a K1 Win in Japan Over Fujimoto

In a K-1 rules kickboxing match, DREAM light-heavyweight champion HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi kept his kickboxing record unblemished with a unanimous-decision win over K-1 heavyweight champ Kyotaro Fujimoto.

While the bout was closely contested in the opening frame, Mousasi unleashed a devastating right hook in the second that sent Kyotaro crashing to the canvas. The Japanese striker remained on wobbly legs for the remainder of the frame, but he was able to withstand the Mousasi onslaught and avoid a TKO finish.

The pace of both fighters slowed in the final frame, and Kyotaro recovered remarkably well, but the damage done in the second round left little question as to the victor.

With the decision win, Mousasi improves to 5-0 as a kickboxer (while his 30-3-1 MMA record impresses, as well).

DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010” replay airs tonight December 31st, on HDNet at 9 p.m. ET

The knock down is at the 6:45 mark of the video below…

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HYEFIGHTER of the month: December 2010 David Lemieux

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Home Workouts

A lot of the fighters workout at home doing things that do not require gym equipment and more importantly do not take up a lot of time.  these types of extreme workouts at home keep them in shape year around and provide a means for them to burn any extra calories.

I saw one of the home workouts a professional fighter was doing, and amazingly, it is something anyone can do.  All it takes is the will power and about 20 minutes.  The results are phenomenal and the workout is intense.  I know because I too have started doing my own home workout and in a matter of 2 short weeks have been able to firm up and lose weight.  Because I was able to see the results in such a short period of time, I am looking forward to see what kind of shape I will be in, in the next month to six months.

Surprisingly, I know look forward to working out at home every night before I go to bed.  I feel so much better and even sleep better at night after these workouts.  I highly recommend these workouts for anyone specially now that the holiday season is about to finish and everyone will be trying to shed those extra pounds they gained.  Save your gym membership money and start your extreme workouts at home.

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HyeFighter Mousasi’s Pre Fight Interview

HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi talks about his upcoming K1 Rules fight against Kyotaro Fujimoto at Dynamite 2010 Event in Japan on New Years eve 2010.

All fighters competing in Friday’s DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010” event successfully made weight for the show.

Additionally, officials today announced the bout order for the 15-fight card, which includes three title fights and a featherweight champ Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya headliner.

The event takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and airs in the U.S. on HDNet (4 a.m. ET).

Other title fights include welterweight champ Marius Zaromskis vs. Kazushi Sakuraba. Zaromskis weighed 166.9 pounds and Sakuraba 167.6. Additionally, Alistair Overeem (260.1) and Todd Duffee (249.1) fight for the organization’s interim heavyweight championship.

As with World Victory Road’s “Sengoku: Soul of Fight” event that took place earlier today, “Dynamite!! 2010” features kickboxing bouts in addition to MMA fights. Additionally, DREAM officials have allowed “special rules” for a Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro Nagashima bout. One three-minute kickboxing round will be followed by a five-minute MMA round. Open-finger gloves will be used, and if a winner hasn’t been determined by knockout or submission, the fight will be declared a draw.

In the night’s first bout, Bob Sapp and Shinichi Suzukawa meet in an open-weight special-rules fight. The bout will be held under MMA rules, but the fighters won’t wear gloves. Closed-fist strikes are not allowed, though palm strikes are.

The official weigh-in results and reverse bout order include:

* Champ Bibiano Fernandes (62.7kg/138.2lb) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (62.9kg/ 138.7lb)
* Tatsuya Kawajiri (70kg/154.3lb) vs. Josh Thomson (70kg/154.3lb)
* Jason High (75.6kg/166.7lb) vs. Hayato Sakurai (76kg/167.6lb)
* Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura (62.8kg/138.5lb) vs. Tetsuya Yamato (63kg/138.9lb)@
* Champ Marius Zaromskis (75.7kg/166.9lb) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (76kg/167.6lb)
* Satoshi Ishii (105.7kg/233lb) vs. Jerome Le Banner (120kg/264.6lb)
* Alistair Overeem (118kg/260.1lb) vs. Todd Duffee (113kg/249.1lb)
* Shinya Aoki (70kg/154.3lb) vs. Yuichiro Nagashim (70kg/154.3lb)+
* Kyotaro Fujimoto (104kg/229.3lb) vs. Gegard Mousasi (97kg/213.8lb)@
* Sergei Kharitonov (n/a) vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (100kg/220.5lb)
* Hiroshi Izumi (101kg/222.7lb) vs. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa (87.5kg/192.9 lb)
* Hideo Tokoro (63kg/138.9lb) vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe (63kg/138.9lb)
* Kazuyuki Miyata (64.8kg/142.9lb) vs. Caol Uno (65kg/143.3lb)
* Katsuaki Furuki (76.5kg/168.6lb) vs. Andy Ologun (75kg/165.3lb)
* Bob Sapp (n/a) vs. Shinichi Suzukawa (n/a)^

^ – IGF special rules
+ – MMA/K-1 mixed-rules bout
@ – K-1 rules bout

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HyeFighter Sasha Yengoyan Remains Unbeaten

HyeFighter Sasha Yengoyan improves his record to 12-0-1 by knocking out Luis Portuondo in Round 1 on December 25th, 2010 in Belgium.

The video below whows the fight in its entirety (KO at 4:20).

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Welcome Hrach Darpinyan to the HyeFighters Family

Hrach Darpinyan is a student of Dutch MMA legend Bob Schreiber and is well known for his brute strength and tremendous stamina.  He is a Light Heavyweight fighter from Armenia who currently lives in Amsterdam and has an MMA record of 5 wins and 2 losses.

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HyeFighter Vardan Mnatsakanyan – Highlight Video

HyeFighter Vardan Mnatsakanyan of Spain.

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HyeFighter Mousasi Confirmed for New Years Eve – For K1 Match

Four additional bouts today were announced for the Dec. 31 DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010” event.

DREAM Super Hulk tourney winner Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa (47-31-8 MMA, 7-4 DREAM) meets Sengoku fighter Hiroshi Izumi (3-1 MMA, 1-0 DREAM), and featherweight Hideo Tokoro (26-23-1 MMA, 4-6 DREAM) meets former boxer and K-1 vet Kazuhisa Watanabe (0-0 MMA, 0-0 DREAM).

Additionally, notable HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi (4-0 kickboxing) takes on Kyotaro Fujimoto (18-4 kickboxing) in a K-1 rules bout.

The organization also confirmed a Jason High (10-3 MMA, 2-1 DREAM) vs. Hayato Sakurai (35-11-2 MMA, 4-3 DREAM) welterweight bout.

DREAM “Dynamite!! 2010” takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and airs on HDNet in the U.S.

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem also is expected to be a part of the card, though the organization still is trying to finalize an opponent. Officials confirmed former WWE star and Strikeforce vet Bobby Lashley is a possibility. A source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com on Thursday the bout has a solid shot of being signed.

The latest “Dynamite!! 2010” card includes:

* Hiroshi Izumi vs. Ikuhisa “Minowaman” Minowa
* Jason High vs. Hayato Sakurai
* Hideo Tokoro vs. Kazuhisa Watanabe
* Kyotaro Fujimoto vs. Gegard Mousasi@
* Champ Marius Zaromskis vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (for welterweight title)
* Shinya Aoki vs. Yuichiro Nagashim+
* Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Josh Thomson
* Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Caol Uno
* Akiyo “Wicky” Nishiura vs. Tetsuya Yamato@
* Champ Bibiano Fernandes vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (for featherweight title)

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HyeFighter Artur Bernetsyan Still Undefeated

In main event action, a four round junior welterweight contest, junior welterweight HyeFighter Artur Bernestyan outclassed and outworked gritty challenger Demetrio Soto.

Bernestyan, a fleet footed and fast fisted southpaw, worked from all angles, boxed well, traded when he had to and left little doubt in the eyes of the judges who each scored the fight 40-36 in favor of Bernestyan, originally of Armenia but now fighting out of Glendale, California.

The Armenian fighter was able to pile up the points by way of his jabs, uppercuts and body work, including one body shot that sailed below the belt and caused a 1 minute break in the action while Soto recomposed himself in the corner.

While neither fighter was seriously hurt by a legal blow, it was a good action fight that the 1,312 sellout crowd in attendance appreciated. With the victory, Bernestyan remains undefeated and raises his record to a perfect 6-0 (2KO) while Soto drops to 5-3 (4KO).

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HyeFighter Darchinyan Gracious in Defeat

Two-division world champion Vic Darchinyan has requested that Fightnews send Abner Mares his congratulations on his outstanding victory in one of the best fights for 2010, and also for being such a great kid.

“It was very disappointing for me to lose the fight against a good young fighter like Abner Mares,” Darchinyan said. “Congratulations to Abner, he is a tough kid who fought a great fight. Even after winning seven world titles I have learnt something valuable and that is not to leave the decision in the hands of judges. The only negative thing I have to say from this fight is that we should be talking what a great war me and Abner had, and not talking about the way the fight was over-refereed. I have never had a point taken off me in all my fights and I am sure Abner hasn’t ever had a point taken from him, Let us fight! We go into the ring and we fight for our lives, we both should be allowed to fight our natural fights. Both of us were always being told to do this and that, I think the referee started to confuse himself and not only us.”

“It’s hard to have a split decision loss when I think I won. But now looking at it, some people think Abner won, some people think I won, and a lot of people think it was a draw. All I know is that I fought a great fighter who fought a great fight and I fought a great fight. That’s what happens when everyone you speak to says it was a war in the ring and a great fight and everyone has a different opinion on who won. I am angry that I lost, but I’m not angry at Abner Mares. He has been respectful to me from start to finish. I am just angry that I allowed the fight to get to stage where it was so close.

“We had a great fight and I hope in the near future we can fight again. It was good to fight Abner. I think Abner is a lot like me and that is we will risk everything for our fans. Our fans wouldn’t want to see us fighting bums like other fighters do. We didn’t have to fight each other. The same goes for King Kong and Yohnny Perez, we are here for our fans and without them we would ne nowhere.”

“I can’t wait to fight Perez. I know it’s going to be a war and I know I won’t make the same mistake again and leave it in the hands of the judges again. I will make sure to go out and finish the job I started.”

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HyeFighter Darchinyan Makes Weight, Ready for Fight

The four outstanding, talented athletes who will compete in The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All live on SHOWTIME® made weight on their first attempts Friday at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. The exciting, eagerly anticipated two-stage, single-elimination tournament begins tomorrow/Saturday, Dec. 11, on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) at Emerald Queen. In the opening 12-round bout on the telecast, two-time division titlist HyeFighter Vic Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs) and undefeated, world-ranked Abner Mares (29-0-1) will clash for the World Boxing Council Silver Belt.

International Boxing Federation 118-pound champion Yonnhy Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) will defend against former IBF belt-holder and the boxer he dethroned, Joseph Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs), in the second fight.

The winners of each semifinal will clash in the final in 2011 with the losing boxers competing in a consolation fight.

Friday’s weights: Perez (118 pounds), Agbeko (117 1/2 pounds), Darchinyan (118 pounds) and Mares (117 1/2 pounds).

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HyeFighter Gago Drago in K1 Action in Greece

HyeFighter Gago Drago in K1 action in Greece on Saturday December 11th. against Yavuz Kayabas.

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HyeFighter Bernetsyan Boxing on the 16th in Irvine


What better way to end a great year of Battle In The Ballroom shows than to give fight fans seven big pro bouts of boxing and mixed martial arts.
It all happens Thursday night, December 16th at the final Irvine Marriott Battle In The Ballroom show of 2010, with the featured bout of the night between 5-0 top prospect, HyeFighter Artur “The Punisher”  Bernestyan out of Glendale battling LA’s 5-2 Demetrio Soto in a strong six round jr welterweight bout.
The seven bout hybrid card will provide plenty of action in both boxing and mixed martial arts, and fight fans will enjoy boxing action when Vista’s favorite Lawrence Letuli looks for his first win against LA’s Alfredo Rivera; Hollywood’s 4-1 Terrell Hendrix faces Lancaster’s Ryan Davis; and former Miami Hurricane running back Quantrine Hill goes for his third pro win in four fights, meeting 1-1 Enrique Lobatos out of Long Beach. In mixed martial arts action, it will be Riverside’s Carlos Ramirez looking to stay undefeated as he goes for his three straight win against San Jose’s Reese Brown, and in what will be action packed three rounder, San Clemente’s 3-4 Fernando Bernstein battles 2-5 Leonardo Soares out of Long Beach.

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HyeFighter Vardan Mnatsakanyan Back In K1 Action

Fresh off his championship bout in Armenia, less than 3 weeks ago, HyeFighter Vardan Mnatsakanyan is back at home in Valencia, Spain getting ready for his next K1 match on Saturday, September 11th.

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HyeFighter Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan at GFC

On December 4, 2010 HyeFighter Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan visited the Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, CA, where he trained for his upcoming fight against Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs). A good number of fans and admirers showed up to watch the open workout session where they witnessed Darchinyan’s excellent foot work, speed and technique.
Darchinyan is the current WBA, WBC unified Super Flyweight World Champion. Darchinyan was also formerly the IBF and IBO champion of the flyweight division and briefly reigned as the IBF and IBO’s super flyweight champion also.

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Petrosyan Brothers to Fight Again In January

Two-time K-1 MAX champion and pound-for-pound king HyeFighter Giorgio Petrosyan has announced an upcoming fight. On Jan. 29, Petrosyan will compete at the Thai Boxe Mania show in Italy. His opponent will be Yohan Lidon, a French Muay Thai champion. Lidon is an extremely busy fighter, with 2 other fights scheduled between now and the Petrosyan fight. He’s competed againt many top Muay Thai fighters, including Yodsaenklai, Naruepol, and Lamsongkram, among many others. He has some good wins on his resume, but obviously will have to really step up his game to topple Petrosyan.

Currently riding a 3 year undefeated streak, Giorgio Petrosyan has really established himself as the pinncale of kickboxing over the past two years. He’s the rare kind of fighter where it is a joy just to see him compete, no matter who he faces. His 2009 and 2010 runs through the K-1 MAX fields have been remarkable, and at 24 years old, he shows no signs of stopping. His worst enemy may be injury, as he broke his hand at last year’s GP final, then suffered another broken hand this year. He’s currently recovering from that injury, but is scheduled to return in 3 weeks to face Pajonsuk on December 11 for It’s Showtime. The fact that this Lidon fight was just announced bodes well for his return, but let’s hope it happens – last year’s injury forced him out of 3 much anticipated fights, and really hope that does not become the norm for him.

The show will also feature good fights outside of the main event. Three other fights have been announced so far:

Armen Petrosyan v. Abdallah Mabel – It’s easy to overlook Armen Petrosyan because of his brother’s stature, but he is a very skilled fighter himself. Mabel recently had a good showing against Saiyok, and this looks like a very evenly matched contest.

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HyeFighters Petrosyan and Grigorian Both Victorious in Italy

Janus Fight Night in Italy saw both HyeFighters, Armen Petrosyan and Harut Grigorian emerge victorious from their respective bouts.

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Another Quick Stoppage for HyeFighter David Lemieux

HyeFighter middleweight sensation David Lemieux did it again last night in Montreal. Known already as a quick finisher, the unbeaten 21-year-old wasted no time at all in getting rid of 37-year-old journeyman Purnell Gates, forcing the Michigan man’s corner to thrown in the towel in the 2nd-round.

Lemieux had scored two knockdowns and, to make Gates’ chances of surviving even more slim, the previously unstopped fighter known as “Knock You Out” injured his right hand in the opening round. Seeing that pulling their man out was their only option, Gates’ corner ended the fight at the 2-minutes and 50-second mark of round number two. Lemieux is now 25-0(24). Gates, who tried his best, is now 18-2(13).

It’s a tough job, no doubt, for Lemieux’s team to match him at present. As good as he is, fans want to see the 160-pound destroyer in with good fighters; recognisable names. But at just 21, the Canadian cannot be rushed. Last time out, back on October 29th, Lemieux entered the ring to face the experienced Hector Camacho Junior, and a testing fight was expected for him. Instead, he made even quicker work of Camacho than he did of Gates!

The word is that next up for Lemieux could be Mexico’s former world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio, in an eliminator. That fight, if it happens, should be a very good test for the lethal-hitter who has fans in Canada going berserk.

30-year-old Rubio, 48-5-1(31) has won five in a row since being TKO’d by then middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik in Feb. 2009. That 9th-round retirement loss marks the only time Rubio has been stopped at middleweight (though he was blown away inside a minute by Kofi Jantuah down at 154-pounds, back in 2004), and on paper he should be able to give Lemieux a fight.

Having been in with other good names such as Jose Luis Zertuche (twice) and Rigoberto Alvarez, maybe, just maybe, Rubio has the necessary stuff to be able to make it out of the early rounds against the Canadian!

To date, Lemiuex has been taken the distance one time (ten-rounds, by Jason Naugler, the loser failing to win a round), and he has scored an amazing 21 KO’s inside two rounds. Can Rubio force Lemiuex to earn his paycheque?

Judging by the swift manner in which he got the job done last night, Lemieux will be ready to go again on the talked-of date in February – if not sooner.

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Watson Scores Controversial Decision Over HyeFighter Chivitchian

In a battle of TUF season 12 lightweight competitors, Kyle Watson earned a highly debatable unanimous decision over HyeFighter Sako Chivitchian. Chivitchian put constant pressure on Watson and never let the Team GSP fighter get his jiujitsu going on the ground. But apparently Watson landed the cleaner punches and the judges saw it in his favor 30-27 (twice) and 29-28.

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HyeFighert Hamlet Petrosyan Comes Up Short in Title Challenge


European super welterweight Lukas Konecny (44-3, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over HyeFighter Hamlet Petrosyan (29-3, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Arena Sparta in Prague, Czech Republic. Konecny was in command all the way as he thrilled his Czech countryman in his first title defense. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 119-109.

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HyeFighter David Lemieux set for Gates in Montreal

After annihilating 23 of 24 opponents, all within the first five rounds, knockout sensation HyeFighter David Lemieux once again headlines tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The opponents have been ratcheting up for the Montreal middleweight who destroyed both Hector Camacho and Elvin Ayala in the opening round in his last two outings.

Seven year pro Purnell Gates of Michigan gets the call and is faced with the unenviable task of trying to slow the runaway freight train Lemieux who is due to face off against Marco Antonio Rubio for a WBC (that already boats two champions at middleweight already) silver belt tentatively set for April. Purnell boasts an impressive 18-1 record but the majority of his wins have come against sub-500 opponents.

“He’s never been stopped, so we’ll see what he’s got,” Lemieux told Fightnews as he stepped off the scales yesterday. “I’ve never seen him before, so we’ll just have to go in there and find out.”

Lemieux’s trainer Ruus Anber didn’t know too much of Gates either, but figures the fighter with the nickname of “Knock you out” and has 13 stoppages in his 18 win is bringing power to the ring. “I think we’ll have to be careful of this guy’s power,” said Anber. “We know he’s been a sparring partner for Andre Direll, Andre Ward and Sakio Bika, so we know he’s worked with quality.”

Despite winning 20 fights inside six minutes, Anber sees a patience developing in Lemieux as his career progresses. “His patience is definitely improving, he doesn’t end things on Hail Mary’s but has good clean punching and is taking guys out that way.”

With Rubio waiting in the wings, there was no doubt of Lemieux taking the fight against what is largely an unknown quantity. “The alternative was that or not fighting at all,” said Anber, “Besides, if we can’t handle him, we really don’t deserve what is waiting in the wings.”

“I look at this fight as preparation and keeping me in shape,” said Lemieux. “I’ve never seen him, so I have to be careful, but we’ll see tomorrow.”

You can read more about David Lemiuex here…..

This guy is the REAL DEAL!!!!! Check out the knockout below….at the 7 minute mark:

Highlights!!!

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Showtime’s Bantam Weight Tournement Set To Start


Four of the world’s most talented bantamweights participated in a national media conference call to discuss The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All – a two-stage, single-elimination tournament of 118-pounders – which begins with two Semifinal bouts on Saturday, Dec. 11, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.

In the opening bout, undefeated, world-ranked rising star Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs), of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, will face two-division world champion HyeFighter Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, by way of Armenia. Then, former IBF 118-pound champ Joseph King Kong Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs), of Bronx, N.Y., by way of Ghana, Africa, will try to earn back the title from the man that won it from him, current IBF champ Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs), of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., by way of Colombia.

With a win over Darchinyan, Mares could earn a rematch against Perez, who he fought to a disputed majority draw last May 22, or face the hard-hitting Agbeko. If Darchinyan wins his semifinal bout, he could face the last man to beat him, Agbeko, who won a close, unanimous decision in July 2009.

Regardless of the scenarios, storylines and matchups, each boxer starts the tournament on Dec. 11 with the same chance to make, and win, the Final – and ultimately earn bragging rights as the best bantamweight in the world.

All fighters in The Bantamweight Tournament are guaranteed two fights within the tournament structure – Semifinals and Finals. The winners of each Semifinal will fight for the Bantamweight Tournament Championship with the losers fighting in the consolation fight on the same night. In the event of a draw in the Semifinals, SHOWTIME will determine the Championship opponent based on tournament performance.

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HyeFighter Hamlet Petrosyan Set To Challenge Konecny


On Friday evening, reigning European super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny (43-3, 21 KOs) will defend his belt for the first time against HyeFighter Hamlet Petrosyan (29-6, 10 KOs) at the Sparta Prague Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. Today both Konecny and Petrosyan weighed in at 154lbs.

Other weights:
Ondrej Pala 240 vs Ergin Solmaz 260
Haxhi Krasniqi 172.6 vs Jindrich Velecky 174.4
Kreshnik Qato 158.7 vs Karama Nyilawila 159.6
Hamid Rahimi 159.2 vs Attila Kiss 156.7
Ludovit Plachetka 174.8 vs Josef Obeslo 174.4

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Sako Chivitchian to fight on TUF Finale on December 4th


After a semifinal finish on “The Ultimate Fighter 12,” Kyle Watson (13-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) now meets castmate HyeFighter Sako Chivitchian (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the show’s live finale on Saturday December 4th, 2010.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the fight with sources close to the event.

The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale takes place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and the night’s main card airs on Spike TV.

Watson, a member and fifth-round pick of head coach Georges St-Pierre’s team, suffered a semifinal-round loss to Jonathan Brookins on tonight’s regular-season finale of the reality show. He advanced to the final four with an elimination-round victory over Joseph Duffy, an opening-round win over Andy Main, and a quarterfinal-round victory over Aaron Wilkinson. All of the wins came via submission.

Watson, who blogged about this “TUF” season for MMAjunkie.com, is the jiu-jitsu instructor at the Illinois-based H.I.T. Squad and an eight-year pro fighter. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt and Jeet Kune Do black belt has seen a career resurgence in recent years with a 6-1 record and four consecutive wins.

Chivitchian, a third-round pick on Josh Koscheck’s team, earned an elimination-round win over Toby Grear via unanimous decision to earn his way onto the cast. In the next round, he scored a decision win over Dane Sayers. However, in the quarterfinals, Brookins submitted him with a first-round rear-naked choke.

Prior to joining “TUF,” Chivitchian earned a Judo black belt and supplemented the competitions with wrestling training and tournaments. The Armenian fighter made a successful pro MMA debut in 1999 but sat out the next decade after suffering a gunshot wound to the leg. He returned to pro competition in early 2009 and since has picked up four more wins to keep his perfect record in tact.

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HyeFighter Armen Petrosyan In K1 Action in Italy

Two HyeFighters, Armen Petrosyan and Harut Grigorian will be in action in Italy on Saturday night December 4th in K1 Kickboxing at the Janus Fight Night Promotions.

FIGHT CARD

W.A.K.O. World Muay Thai Title Bout
Diego Calzolari VS Namsaknoi

Super Fight (Full Muay Thai rules)
Marco Pique VS Paolo Bellini

Super Fights (K-1 rules)
Armen Petrosyan VS Leroy Kaestner
Mikel Colaj VS Robin Van Roosmalen
Harut Grigorian VS Alessandro Campagna
Anthony Kane VS Francesco Tadiello
Bruno FranchiVS Darryl Stichman
Alex Rossi VS Ismael Londt
Iulian Imeri VS Jimmy Eimers

Super Fights (MMA rules)
Viktor “Tigrie” Kuku VS Rafael Enrique
Lisa Bucci VS Cindy Dandois

Super Fights (Boxing rules)
Christian SanaviaVS Mariusz Biskupsky

Special Super Fights
Juliana Moreira VS Elisa Giovannelli

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