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HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan Can't Get the Win at WEC 49

HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan Can’t Get the Win at WEC 49

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 […]

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HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan vs. Will Kerr added to June’s “WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus”

HyeFighter Karen Darabedyan vs. Will Kerr added to June’s “WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus”

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 […]

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HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan KO's ex Champ Brown

HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan KO’s ex Champ Brown

For as long as HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan has been competing professionally, fans and fellow fighters have raved about his judo skills, explosive takedowns and freakish strength. But following his first-round destruction of former WEC featherweight champ Mike Brown, Gamburyan should now get some additional kudos for his striking.
Leading up to the fight – one in […]

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Serenity Anchors HyeFighter Darabedyan’s Rise

Serenity Anchors HyeFighter Darabedyan’s Rise

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 […]

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HyeFighters Featured in March 30th Issue of Ultimate MMA Magazine

HyeFighters Featured in March 30th Issue of Ultimate MMA Magazine

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 Manny Gamburyan - WEC 44

Exclusive Interview with Manny Gamburyan – WEC 44

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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HyeFighters Make an Impression at WEC 44

HyeFighters Make an Impression at WEC 44

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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  HyeFighters Manny Gamburyan & Karen Darabedyan Both WIN at WEC 44

HyeFighters Manny Gamburyan & Karen Darabedyan Both WIN at WEC 44

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, […]

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HyeFighters Manny Gamburyan & Karen Darabedyan Both Make Weight

HyeFighters Manny Gamburyan & Karen Darabedyan Both Make Weight

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 […]

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A Fighting Chance For HyeFIghter Karen Darabedyan

A Fighting Chance For HyeFIghter Karen Darabedyan

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 […]

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HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan Talks about his Upcoming WEC Fight

HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan Talks about his Upcoming WEC Fight

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Fight Path: "Thrilla in Manilla" site helped launch WEC newcomer Karen Darabedyan's career

Fight Path: “Thrilla in Manilla” site helped launch WEC newcomer Karen Darabedyan’s career

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.
It […]

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