Karen
Darabedyan
9-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 9-3-0
Summary: Grappling, Wrestling, and Boxing

Fighter Info

From: Abovyan Armenia
Age: 28
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Media

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
139
52% Successful
72
Types of Successful Strikes
0
72
69% Standing
22%
50
6
16
Striking Defense
67
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
4
75% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
1
0
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Karen Darabedyan
WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
Jun 20, 2010
3 1 0 0 R1 Submission
Will Kerr 5 0 1 0
Loss
Bart Palaszewski
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar 6, 2010
3 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Karen Darabedyan 18 1 0 1
Win
Karen Darabedyan
WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Nov 18, 2009
51 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Rob McCullough 47 0 0 0

Biography

Training: It’s been a pretty good camp. A typical day is waking up early and going for a run and then at night doing my MMA training or judo or wrestling training.

When and why did you start training for fighting? Karen's dad has supported his involvement in various sports since age 5. At 17, karate, grappling, and judo all came together, which led to a mixed martial arts fight. This proved Karen's natural talent and provided opportunities to evolve into a well rounded fighter.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? None
 
Do you have any heroes? Both mom and dad
 
What is your favorite technique? Armbar
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the WEC? Karen sees this fight as a dream come true. It took a lifetime of training and preparation to get here.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? 2 years Glendale Community College, before choosing to make MMA Karen's primary focus 
 
What was your job before you started fighting? None
 
Most memorable professional fight (who, where, why)?  A fight three years ago in the Philippines against Koji Oishi. The coliseum was the same venue where Joe Frazier fought Muhammad Ali in 1975.
 
What was your most challenging professional fight (against who, when, what was the outcome)? The Philippines fight listed above.
 
Did you compete in any other sport(s) at college or professional level (what sport, where, how long)? No
 
Who were your training partners for this fight? My training partners were the same - Manny Gamburyan, Sevak Magakian, Sako Chivichian, Roman Mitchyan
 
Did you put more emphasis towards a fighting style or adjust your training to prepare for your opponent (what did you do differently/why)? Coming into this fight I haven't really put emphasis on any one aspect of the game, I have trained everything from stand up to the ground.
 
What, other than WINNING, are you using for motivation for the fight? Other than winning, I use my dad’s memory to motivate me.
 
What is your favorite thing about this sport? Winning 
 
How long do you see yourself staying in this sport? 10 years

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