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Charity Poker Tournament Sunday April 11, @2pm

April 7, 2010 By admin

AIF will hold its 1st Annual Charity Poker Tournament and all proceeds from the Tournament will go to our school in Yerevan, Armenia. EVENT: No limit Texas Hold-Em. Buy in $105 ($2,000 chips) REBUYS: Unlimited re-buys during 1st round. $60 & $120 ADD ON: 1 Add-on at end of first round. $60=$1,500 chips, $100= $3,000 chips Early-bird purchase will

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Lawal, Mousasi Wage Mental Warfare Heading into...

April 7, 2010 By admin

by Loretta Hunt (lhunt@sherdog.com) from Sherdog.com The subtle mental games playing out between Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi are providing an intriguing lead-up into their light heavyweight championship clash at Strikeforce “Nashville” on April 17 in Nashville, Tenn. Lawal, a 2005 U.S. world team member in freestyle

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Gegard Mousasi, Just one of the Guys

March 28, 2010 By admin

What a night it was for me! I had been anticipating the arrival of Gegard Mousasi, current Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, for weeks. I finally got the opportunity to watch him train at the Glendale Fighting Club, and it was very exciting!!! I arrived at GFC around 7:00pm on Thursday night, looking forward to watch Gegard

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HyeFighter Arthur Abraham Loses via DQ

March 27, 2010 By admin

In SHOWTIME’s much acclaimed “Super Six” super middleweight tournament, Andre Dirrell (19-1, 13 KOs) won by DQ over previously unbeaten HyeFighter Arthur Abraham (31-1, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Dirrell dominated an inactive Abraham in rounds one and two. Abraham came on in round three, but Dirrell

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HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi Memorabilia For Sale

March 25, 2010 By admin

We have a limited number of Gegard Mousasi life size cut outs signed by Gegard (as seen below) in BOTH ENGLISH and Armenian available for sale at $300 each. The proceeds raised from the sale of these items will go towards supporting our HyeFighters. If you are interested in purchasing one, please email

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HyeFighter’s Trainer Ulli Wegner: Delay H...

March 24, 2010 By admin

Trainer Ulli Wegner says his protégé Arthur Abraham has done everything possible to be victorious in Saturday’s showdown with Andre Direll in his Super Six World Boxing Classic Tournament at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. “Dirrell is really a very strong boxer,” said Wegner. “I think his surprise attacks are very dangerous, so against him Arthur

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Behind the scenes with George Bastmajyan

March 8, 2010 By admin

For those that don’t know, being the person in charge of ensuring arenas are packed with paying fight fans is no easy task. The man I had an exclusive interview with, George Bastmajyan, is not only a promoter for Called Out MMA (one of the more popular, according to recent polls, top notch organizations that

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Gokor Opens New Gym

March 7, 2010 By admin

Grand Opening of Gokor’s New Gym Open to the public at 2PM Many professional fighters will be in attendance for a meet & greet. 7229 Atoll Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91605

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Darchinyan-Guerrero on ShoBox

March 3, 2010 By admin

Fan favorite Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (33-2-1, 27 KOs) will make his fifth consecutive appearance on SHOWTIME® and 11th overall when he defends his WBC/WBA super flyweight crowns against streaking, world-ranked Rodrigo “Gato” Guerrero (13-1-1, 9 KOs) in the main event on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation Saturday, March 6, at

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HyeFighter King Arthur back in Germany

March 3, 2010 By admin

King Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) has returned to Germany following the postponement of his Super Six World Boxing Classic second-round clash with Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs). The fight has been moved back to March 27 after Dirrell injured his back in training. It will now take place at Detroit’s famous Joe Louis Arena

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Opportunity To Sponsor a HyeFighter

March 3, 2010 By admin

HyeFighter Georgi Karakhanyan has signed an exclusive contract with BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Season 2 which kicks off April 8th, 2010. Bellator Fighting Championships will broadcast its second and third seasons on FOX Sports Net, NBC, Telemundo and The Score Net TV in Canada through a unique and landscape-altering alliance. Bellator’s first-of-its-kind, tournament-based mixed martial arts (MMA)

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HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi To Defend His StrikeF...

March 3, 2010 By admin

It’s official: Strikeforce will make its return to CBS on April 17 with three title fights, but no Fedor Emelianenko. Strikeforce and CBS today confirmed earlier reports of a Nashville card with Dan Henderson vs. Jake Shields as the main event, preceded by HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi and reigning LHW Champion vs. Muhammed Lawal and Shinya Aoki

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HyeFighter Gegard Mousasi To Defend His StrikeForce Light Heavyweight Title Against Muhammed “Mo” Lawal

HyeFighter Arthur Abraham Fight Moved to Detroi...

March 3, 2010 By admin

SHOWTIME’s Super Six super middleweight tournament clash between King Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) and Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs) has landed in Detroit. The bout, originally slated for March 6 in Rancho Mirage, California, will instead take place March 27 at the Joe Louis Arena. Dirrell will definitely have the home advantage as he

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HyeFighter Georgi Karakhnyan To Face Bao Quach ...

March 3, 2010 By admin

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 23, 2010) – With its first Season 2 event now less than eight weeks away, Bellator Fighting Championships today revealed the Round 1 matchups for its much-anticipated, nationally-televised featherweight tournament. The four fights will take place during Bellator’s first two Season 2 events on April 8th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &

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2 HyeFighters On The Same Card Darchinyan &#038...

March 1, 2010 By admin

Popular, hard-hitting Vic “The Raging Bull’’ Darchinyan (33-2-1, 27 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Council/World Boxing Association (WBC/WBA) super flyweight crowns against streaking Rodrigo “Gato’’ Guerrero (13-1-1, 9 KOs) in the main event on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME® this Saturday, March 6 (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the

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Mixed Martial Arts: A Misconceived Perception o...

February 20, 2010 By admin

by: Vania Asmerian – 02/20/10 Vania AsmerianMixed Martial Arts fighters are commonly stereotyped as being violent, and are often labeled “angry, aggressive, and emotionally driven”. In order to examine where these misconceptions stem from, I have spent several weeks getting to know them to better understand what makes these combat sports athletes who they

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HyeFighter Champion Arthur Abraham visits Glen...

February 15, 2010 By admin

Arthur Abraham visits with fans and fellow HyeFighters in Los Angeles prior to his March 7th fight against Andre Dirrell.

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HyeFighters Featured in March 30th Issue of Ult...

February 8, 2010 By admin

The Hye Fighters Proudly Represent Armenia – from Ultimate MMA by Breanna Armstrong “You have to have a lot of heart,” says Karen Darabedyan. “We fight with our hearts and leave everything in the cage. I think that is what it means to be a true Hye fighter.” The WEC fighter is a member the Hye

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Exclusive Interview with Karo “The Heat&#...

December 13, 2009 By admin

HyeFighter Karo “The Heat” Parisyan gave HyeFighters.com an EXCLUSIVE interview and talked about what has transpired in his professional and personal life in the past few months. (video)

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Exclusive Interview with Manny Gamburyan &#8211...

November 23, 2009 By admin

HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan speaks exclusively with HyeFighters.com about his fight agains Leonard Garcia at the WEC 44 event as well as his experience fighting with fellow HyeFighter & friend Karen Darabedyan on the same card.

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Karo Parisyan Needs Our Support, Not Our Blind ...

November 20, 2009 By admin

by Sterling Spiars As a fan, it’s easy to let your heated emotions take control and cause you to unjustly lash out at an athlete that seems to be squandering his career opportunities. Such is the case for Karo “The Heat” Parisyan. As you may all know, Parisyan recently pulled out of his UFC 106 bout with

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HyeFighter Vanes Martirosyan VS Willie Lee for ...

November 20, 2009 By admin

Unbeaten HyeFighter prospect Vanes Martirosyan (25-0, 16KOs) will face NABF junior middleweight champion Willie Lee (17-5, 11KOs) on the December 19, 2009 pay-per-view undercard to Kelly Pavlik-Miguel Espino at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Martirosyan will be fighting for what we think will be the first of many titles to come.

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HyeFighter Karo Parisyan Out of UFC 106, Future...

November 19, 2009 By admin

Karo “The Heat” Parisyan is out of UFC 106 after failing to acquire a license in Nevada, according to Parisyan, due to not having the money to pay his fine from previously being suspended after testing positive for a three different pain killers following his UFC 94 bout with Kim Dong-hyun. “There’s a lot of problems

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HyeFighters Make an Impression at WEC 44

November 19, 2009 By admin

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

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HyeFighter Karo “The Heat” Parisyan...

November 17, 2009 By admin

by E. Spencer Kyte Even though Hazelett trains with a solid group of guys and earned his BJJ black belt under Jorge Gurgel, Parisyan gets the easy edge in terms of training by being a member of the Jackson’s Submission Fighting team. While Aaron Riley may have been on the wrong end of a serious beating on

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