With their fights less than 3 weeks away, HyeFighters Karen Darabedyan and Sevak Magakian were hard at work at Glendale’s Main Event Gym working out and getting ready with their trainer Roma Kalenteryan and fellow HyeFighter Haik Tsaturyan.
Both fighters are on weight and were looking sharp in their drills. They were also in a very […]
The ShoFight 20 card scheduled for June 16th at the O’Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Missouri is stacked with MMA notables and is shaping up to be like an All-Star event. And, any All-Star event would not be complete without HyeFighters being included. The ShoFight 20 event has 4 HyeFighters scheduled on their card. […]
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Two years ago, we started shooting a documentary about the HyeFighters. We wanted to introduce our phenomenal athletes to the Armenian community and gain their on-going support. Along the way, we were able to get to know a number […]
On Saturday July 8th, 2011 in North Hollywood at Gokor‘s gym, HyeFighters Manny Gamburyan and Karen Darabedyan along with their long time instructor Gokor Chivichyan put on a seminar to help victims of domestic abuse by showing them some self defense techniques.
The event was well attended and even better received by the attendees who very […]
MMA: Darabedyan takes third straight upset loss in dropping close decision to Straus.
By Grant Gordon, via GlendaleNewsPress.com
GLENDALE — Karen Darabedyan’s recent misfortunes in the cage followed him to Texas on Saturday night.
The Glendale High graduate dropped his third consecutive fight, losing to Daniel Straus at Shark Fights 13 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, […]
HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan in Action At Shark Fights 13 on September 11th in Texas against Marcus Hicks
The biggest card in Shark Fights history just got some additional starpower.
After already announcing four fights for the Sept. 11’s main card, the Texas-based promotion unveiled a near-complete 10-fight lineup that includes a surprisingly deep preliminary card.
Notable additions include Bellator heavyweight Dave Herman (16-2) vs. Aaron Rosa (14-3), WEC vets Karen Darabedyan (9-3) vs. Marcus […]
HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan was caught with an armbar from William Kerr at WEC 49 and forced to submit at the 1:20 mark of round 1.
The play by play of the fight is below:
Darabedyan and Kerr clinch up after a brief exchange. Darabedyan gets the takedown but is in trouble when Kerr uses the cage to […]
by Sam Nassar Correspondent for the Bleacher Report:
With a past of oppression and sadness in their history, Armenians have shown themselves to have a fighter’s spirit that will not extinguish.
After near annihilation due to Genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks in 1915, the Armenian population had lost 1.5 million brothers and sisters in the slaughter.
SIX GLENDALE HYEFIGHTERS SET FOR JUNE BOUTS
Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan will not only be squaring off with “Mean” Joe Greene in the biggest fight of his young career on Saturday night, but the Glendale boxer will also begin quite a stretch of local boxers and mixed martial artists taking to their respective rings and […]
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Apr 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm ET
With the WEC’s first pay-per-view event now in the books, the organization has shifted its attention toward its return to Versus in June.
The newest addition to the recently announced “WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus” event is a lightweight feature between Karen Darabedyan (9-2 MMA, 1-1 […]
Karen Darabedyan Interview Exclusive Interview with Hyefighters.com talkiing about his recent loss and coming back stronger and smarter.
Kevin Mulhall is the referee for the main card opener. Thirty seconds pass without the fighters touching. Both feinting. Palaszewski lands a kick to the leg. HyeFighter Darabedyan backs him into the cage and lights him up with lefts and rights before dumping him to the canvas. Palaszewski moves to his closed guard. Palaszewski climbs […]
A fighter’s essence can often be summarized in one word. For Karen Darabedyan, “chill” seems most fitting.
No mental switch needs flipping when this maven of mellow steps into the cage. The Californian’s flat-line demeanor stands out because he wears it equally both inside and outside of competition. Unlike many of his peers, the 155-pound WEC […]
Karen Darabedyan takes the honors of HyeFighter of the month for the month of November 2009 for his impressive debut win over former WEC Champion Rob McCollough.
By Grant Gordon / Glendale News Press
Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:35 AM PST
LAS VEGAS — It took Karen Darabedyan 15 minutes to introduce himself to the mixed martial arts world.
After three rounds of mostly toe-to-toe battle with former World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion “Razor” Rob McCullough, Darabedyan emerged victorious with a split-decision victory […]
Aldo’s first title challenger may have been determined in the night’s co-feature.
picture courtesy of:Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
From the moment “The Ultimate Fighter 5” runner-up HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan made his move from the UFC to WEC, fellow octagon vet Leonard Garcia appeared an obvious opponent.
And as both fighters continued moving up the featherweight ladder and into title contention, […]
The WEC 44 card will have 2 HyeFighters on the main card for Wednesday’s MMA event at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Manny Gamburyan will be taking on Leonard Garcia in the co-main event and his good friend and fellow HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan will be making his WEC debut against the veteran and […]
Karen Darabedyan has an opportunity to make a smashing debut on Wednesday in Las Vegas
By Grant Gordon
In the fleeting days leading up to the most monumental night of his life, Karen Darabedyan is nervous, he’s excited and he’s anxious.
But he’s always nervous before a fight he contends.
“I’m the most nervous guy before a fight,” he […]
Mixed martial arts: Darabedyan takes on former champ, while training partner Gamburyan tries to climb to the top of title ladder.
By Grant Gordon – Glendale News Press
GLENDALE — One month.
One month is roughly the amount of time Karen Darabedyan has had to prepare for the largest opportunity of his life, an opportunity he gladly took, […]
Congratulation to Karen Darabedyan for being named the HyeFighter of the month for September 2009 in recognition of his KO win at the 1:20 mark of round 1.
by Kyle Nagel on Nov 05, 2009 at 3:05 pm ET
Karen Darabedyan’s engineer father might not have quite imagined the scene when he first enrolled his then-4-year-old son in karate lessons in the family’s Armenian hometown.
About 16 years later, Darabedyan entered Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manilla, Philippines, for his third professional mixed-martial-arts fight.
HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan Join the WEC and will fight in the SAME card as fellow HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan – 11/18/09
by Dann Stupp on Oct 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm ET
With the addition of WEC newcomer Karen Darabedyan (8-1 MMA, 0-0 WEC), the fight card for next month’s WEC 44 event is now complete.
WEC officials today announced the full fight card for the Nov. 18 event, which features a […]
9/12/09 HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan Wins!!
Beats Estevan Payan via KO in ROUND 1