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Karen Darabedyan is an Armenian professional mixed martial arts fighter. He currently fights in WEC's lightweight division. He is a training partner of Karo Parisyan and Manvel Gamburyan. He had a 12-0 amatuer boxing record before he began MMA.Template:Citation needed

Biography Edit

Karen is an Armenian mixed martial arts fighter who has positioned himself as a well-rounded athlete through diverse and extensive training. Darabedyan began studying karate at the age of 5 and taekwondo at the age of 9, earning his black belt in both by age 18. He began expanding his martial arts training in junior high by taking up boxing, kick boxing, judo and wrestling; earning a black belt in judo by age 16 and achieving a 12-0 amateur boxing record by 18.Template:Citation needed During high school, he claimed two judo state championship titles and placed third in the nation.Template:Citation needed At age 16, Darabedyan entered the world of grappling, placing 1st in the Intermediate Men's No-Gi Lightweight division at the 2004 Grapplers Quest West 5 and winning 1st place at under 189.9 pounds in the 2007 World Grappling Games Best of West.Template:Citation needed Drawing on his diverse training, Karen Darabedyan competed in his first mixed martial arts fight at age 18, claiming a win in the first round by knock-out. Since then, he holds an 9-1 record. Despite Karen’s strong judo and grappling background, he tends to favor keeping the fight on his feet and striking. Karen currently trains with Gokor Chivichyan and Gene LeBell as well as Roma Kalantaryan at Main Event Gym in Glendale.Template:Citation needed

WEC CareerEdit

He made his WEC debut by defeating former WEC Lightweight Champion Rob McCullough on November 18, 2009 at WEC 44.

Darabedyan lost via armbar to Bart Palaszewski on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47.

Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9-2 Poland flag Bart Palaszewski Submission (Armbar) WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz 02010-
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March 6, 2010
1 4:40 United States flag Columbus, Ohio, USA
Win 9-1 United States flag Rob McCullough Decision (Split) WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo 02009-
November
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November 18, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 8-1 United States flag Estevan Payan KO (Left Hook) Shark Fights 6: Stars and Stripes 02009-
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September 12, 2009
1 1:20 United States flag Amarillo, Texas, USA
Win 7-1 United States flag Joe Camacho TKO Call to Arms I 02009-
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May 16, 2009
1 5:00 United States flag Ontario, California, USA
Win 6-1 United States flag Tony Ferguson Decision (Unanimous) All Star 2/06/09 02009-
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February 6, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Montebello, California, USA
Win 5-1 United States flag Saad Awad Decision (Split) Gladiator Challenge 02009-
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January 25, 2009
3 5:00 United States flag Los Angeles, California, USA
Win 4-1 United States flag Jared Papazian Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Total Fighting Alliance 12 02008-
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September 13, 2008
1 1:36 United States flag Long Beach, California, USA
Win 3-1 United States flag Anthony McDavitt Decision (Unanimous) Long Beach Fight Night 02008-
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August 17, 2008
3 5:00 United States flag Long Beach, California, USA
Loss 2-1 Japan flag Koji Oishi Decision (Unanimous) Plainum Fighting Productions - Ring of Fire 02007-
December
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December 9, 2007
3 5:00 22px Manila, Philippines
Win 2-0 United States flag Luke Adams Decision (Unanimous) EFWC - The Untamed 02007-
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October 6, 2007
3 5:00 United States flag Anaheim, California, USA
Win 1-0 Brazil flag Joe Alvarado TKO California Xtreme Fighting 2 02006-
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July 15, 2006
1 2:06 United States flag Upland, California, USA

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