The holiday season is all about giving – and that’s exactly what some of biggest Armenian names, collectively known as the HyeFighters, in the sports of boxing and mixed martial arts will be doing as they cap off the calendar year in fighting style.
Over the course of the next month, UFC’s Manny Gamburyan, Strikeforce’s Gegard Mousasi and boxers Vic Darchinyan and David Lemieux will be just some of the participants in fights held throughout Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Canada, Germany and Spain.
Check out the full schedule of fights below:
DECEMBER 2 (Boxing): Gabriel Tolmajyan (11-1-1, 3 KOs) will face the toughest test of his young career when he takes on Colombian Daulis Prescott (23-0, 17 KOs) at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.
Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased here.
DECEMBER 2 (Boxing): Light welterweight Roman “Junito” Vardanyan (1-0-1) will be fighting Cosimo Borgo, who’ll be making his pro debut at the Pabellon Municipal in Spain. The 18 year-old Vardanyan was born in Yerevan and fights out of Valencia, Spain.
DECEMBER 2 (MMA): Two-time Bellator tournament competitor Georgi Karakhanyan (16-3-1) will take on former champion Isaac DeJesus (9-3) for a vacant 145-pound featherweight title. The 26-year-old Karakhanyan, who trains out of Millennia MMA, one of California’s mixed martial arts schools, is looking to pick up his third victory since April.
The fight will take place at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California under the promotion titled TPF 11 – Redemption, and can be viewed live on Sherdog.com.
DECEMBER 3 (BOXING): Vic Darchinyan will be headlining a triad of Armenian boxers when he faces off against Anselmo Moreno for the WBA Bantamweight Super Championship December 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Darchinyan’s fight will be televised as a co-feature on Showtime. Tickets are at priced at $25, $50. $100 and $150 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com, via charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, the Honda Center Box Office, or in Glendale/Burbank area by contacting us.
DECEMBER 10 (Boxing): Canadian-Armenian David Lemieux (25-1-1, 24 KOs) will look to rebound off of his first career loss when he takes on Joachim Alcine (32-2-1, 19 KOs) for the WBC International Middleweight Title.
Lemieux’s corner stopped his ESPN televised fight in April against veteran Marco Antonio Rubio after he was knocked down in the seventh round, and failed to protect himself from a barrage of punches after he got up. At the time of the stoppage, Lemieux was comfortably ahead on all three judges scorecards.
“For my return I wanted a significant bout and I am happy about this opportunity. This time, if I need 12 rounds, I will be ready,” Lemieux said.
The 22 year-old Montreal-based Lemieux is currently ranked as the No. 3 middleweight by the WBC.
His fight against Alcine will take place in Quebec, Canada at the Bell Centre. For tickets, pricing and more information, click here.
DECEMBER 10 (Boxing): Harut Sahakyan, an undefeated (4-0) light middleweight, has a date set for Dec. 10 against Tony Harrison (4-0) of Detroit. The bout will take place at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
DECEMBER 17 (MMA): Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (31-3-2) will return to the cage against Ovince St. Preux (5-0) at the Valley View Casino in San Diego.
Mousasi will be making his fifth appearance on the Strikeforce promotion. The fight will be televised as a co-feature on Showtime. Tickets start at $49, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster here.
DECEMBER 30 (MMA): Manny “The Anvil” Gamburyan (13-7) will be taking on Diego Nunes (16-2) in UFC 141 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Gamburyan will be making his seventh appearance in UFC, and will be looking to regain his form after losing his previous two fights. Nunes will be looking to rebound from a defeat himself from another Armenian – Kenny Florian – in the UFC 131 held in June.
UFC 141 can be ordered on pay-per view and tickets, starting at $85, can be purchased through Ticketmaster here.
FULL SCHEDULE OF ALL OF THE DECEMBER FIGHTS FOR HYEFIGHTERS:
|1st||Karen Avetisyan KO's Bobir Mirzaev at the Sport Palace, Barnaul, Russia||WIN - BOXING - KO in Round 1|
|1st||Rudolf Asaturyan beats Ravshanbek Jabbarov via UD at the Sport Palace, Barnaul, Russia||WIN - BOXING - Unanimous Decision|
|2nd||Georgi Karakhanyan beats Isaac DeJesus at Tachi Palace Fights in Lemoore CA Wins the 145 pound Championship TITLE!!! |
| WIN - MMA - TRIANGLE CHOKE ROUND 1
|2nd||Gapo Tolmajyan beats Daulis Prescott via SD at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California,|
|WIN - BOXING - SPLIT DECISION|
|2nd||Roman Vardanyan beats Cosimo Borgo at the Pabellon Municipal, in Valencia, Spain||WIN - BOXING -|
|2nd||Simon Kaezyan loses to Karim Camara via points at the Gymnase du Clos de l'Arche, in Seine-Saint-Denis, France||LOSS - BOXING - DECISION|
|2nd||Tiran Mkrtschjan and Salvatore Vancardo fight to a DRAW at the SAP-Arena, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany||DRAW - BOXING|
|2nd||Harut Sahakyan and Patrick Dobroschi fight to a DRAW at the SAP-Arena in Baden-Württemberg, Germany||DRAW - BOXING|
|3rd||Vic Darchinyan loses to Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California|
|LOSS - BOXING - Unanimous Decision
|3rd||Hovik Zakarian Wins in Paris||WIN - MMA|
|3rd||Ruben Movsesian loses to Anthony Mezaache via TKO at the Gymnase Georges Racine, in Hauts-de-Seine, France||LOSS - BOXING - TKO in the 1st round|
|3rd||Harut Sahakyan TKO's Torsten Roos at the Fightclub in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||WIN - BOXING - TKO Round 5|
|7th||Volodimir Nikolyan loses to Maxim Chemezov via UD at the Markstadt, Chelyabinsk, Russia||LOSS - BOXING - Unanimous Decision
|10th||David Lemieux loses to Joachim Alcine at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada via MD for the WBC International middleweight title!!|
|LOSS - BOXING - Majority Decision
|10th||Khoren Gevor and Baker Barakat fight to a DRAW at the Sommer-Rodelbahn in Germany||DRAW - BOXING|
|10th||Simon Karzyan TKO's Darius Solowiej at the Maison des sports, in Ardennes, France||WIN - BOXING - TKO in Round 1|
|10th||Agnesse Boza beats Angelina Galushjak at the Night Club Faraon in Riga, Latvia||WIN - BOXING - Corner Stoppage in Round 3|
|11th||Tiran Mkrtschjan KO's Daniel Schulte at the Halle Essen-Stelle in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||WIN - BOXING - KO at 0:57 of Round 1|
|16th||Arman Ovsepyan KO's Jorge Pimentel at the El Faro Discount Center in Vernon, California to win the vacant USA California State light middleweight title||WIN - BOXING - KO Round 2 of 8
|16th||Vahe Saruhanyan beats Juan Reyes via UD at the El Faro Discount Center in Vernon, California||WIN - BOXING - Unanimous Decision|
|16th||Mikheil Avakian loses to Sofiane Takoucht via KO at the Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, France||LOSS - BOXING - KO in round 4, out of 8n|
|16th||Kakhaber Avetisian beats Guillaume Salingue via UD at the Salle CS Rostant, in Pas-de-Calais, France||WIN - BOXING - Unanimous Decision|
|17th||Gegard Mousasi beats Ovince St. Preux at the Strikeforce event in San Diego CA via UD|
|WIN - MMA - Unanimous Decision|
|17th||Vardan Mnatsakanyan WINS in Spain||WIN - KICKBOXING - Unanimous Decision|
|17th||Akop Stepanyan beats Dmitriy Ushkanov via Split Decision at the FEFoMP - Battle of Empires in Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia||WIN - MMA - Split Decision|
|17th||Hovhannes Kishmiryan loses to Cedric Spera at the Amay in Liege, Belgium||LOSS - BOXING - Unanimous Decision|
|18th||Vagrams Vardanjans beats Andrei Nurchinski via TKO at the Cinas Gars in Titurga, Latvia||WIN - BOXING - TKO in round 3 of 4|
|18th||Karen Tevosyan loses to Viktor Postol at the Sport Palace Yunost, in Zaporozhye, Ukraine for the vacant WBC International Silver light welterweight title||LOSS - BOXING - Unanimous Decision
|22nd||Mamuka Gukasian beats George Abramishvili via TKO at the Kandelaki Sports Hall in Tbilisi, Georgia||WIN - BOXING - TKO in round 4 of 4|
|22nd||Merab Gukasian and Levan Bendeliani fight to a DRAW at the Kandelaki Sports Hall in Tbilisi, Georgia||DRAW - BOXING -|
|22nd||Artur Movsesian loses to Tornike Tortladze at the Kandelaki Sports Hall in Tbilisi, Georgia||LOSS - BOXING - TKO in the 3rd|
|25th||Sasha Yengoyan beats George Ungiadze via UD at the Sporthal, Izegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium||WIN - BOXING - Unanimous Decision|
|25th||Hovhannes Zhamkochyan beats Bacho Kvaratskhelia via UD at the Sporthal, Izegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium||WIN - BOXING - Unanimous Decision|
|30th||Manny Gamburyan loses to Diego Nunez via UD at UFC 141 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.A||LOSS - MMA - Unanimous Decision ROBBERY|
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