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Melsik Baghdasaryan

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Melsik Baghdasaryan
Born (1992-01-28) January 28, 1992 (age 29)
Yerevan, Armenia
Nickname(s)"The Gun"
NationalityArmenian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)[1]
StyleKickboxing, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofGlendale, California
TeamGlendale Fighting Club[2]
Years active2013 - present
Professional boxing record
Total3
Wins3
By knockout1
Kickboxing record
Total11
Wins9
By knockout4
Losses2
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
Total6
Wins5
By knockout4
By decision1
Losses1
By submission1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Melsik Baghdasaryan (born 28 January 1992) is an Armenian mixed martial artist, kickboxer and boxer who has been professionally competing since 2013. He is the former WLF International champion.[3]

He unsuccessfully challenged for the K-1 Welterweight title in 2018.

Martial arts career[edit]

Kickboxing career[edit]

Baghdasaryan began training karate at six years old, before transitioning to kickboxing, and later, muay thai. He has spent most of his professional career at the Glendale Fighting Club.[4]

Baghdasaryan fought during the WCK vs. Wulinfeng event in 2013, with his opponent being Xie Chuang.[5][6] Baghdasaryan won the fight by a unanimous decision,[7] while suffering a slight injury to his left thumb.[8]

In 2014 he once again under WCK Muay Thai, facing Chen Wei Chao.[9] Melsik won the fight by a unanimous decision.

His kickboxing winning streak earned him a chance to fight for the Wu Lin Feng International title, held at the time by Qiu Jianliang.[10] Baghdasaryan continued his winning streak with a majority decision win over the reigning champion.[11]

Boxing career[edit]

After winning the WLF title, Melsik transitioned to boxing in 2015. He has had three professional fights to date. In his boxing debut he faced Mario Angeles. Angelas was unable to figure out how to fight against a southpaw and lost the fight in the third round, after a right to the body which forced the referee to stop the fight.[12]

In his second boxing match, Melsik fought Abraham Calderon Ruiz, winning the fight through a unanimous decision.[13] He then fought Diego Padilla, and won the match by a majority decision.[14]

Return to kickboxing[edit]

In his return to kickboxing, Baghdasaryan paricipated in the Wu Lin Feng 67 kg tournament, but lost in the quarter final round to Lu Jianbo, by a first round KO.[15] He bounced back with a decision wins over Wei Ninghui.[16]

In 2017 Melsik took part in the K-1 Welterweight Grand Prix.[17][18] He won a unanimous decision over Kazuki Yamagiwa in the quarter final bout, but an injury prevented him from taking further part in the tournament, and he was subsequently replaced by Yamagiwa.[19]

His next fight with K-1 was against Yuta Kubo, winner of the 2017 Welterweight Grand Prix, for the K-1 Welterweight title. Kubo won the fight by a unaninimou decision.[20]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

After he suffered a submission loss in his MMA debut in 2014, Melsik would wait until 2019 for his second MMA bout. Baghdasaryan amassed a four fight knockout winning streak, with a cumulative fight time of 62 seconds. In the last of those four fights, against Art Hernandez, he made his lightweight debut.[21]

Baghdasaryan was given a chance to fight for a UFC contract during the fourth season of Dana White's Contender Series, when he faced Dennis Buzukja.[22] He won the fight by a unanimous decision, but wasn't given a contract.[23]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

  • Wu Lin Feng
    • WLF 67 kg International Championship

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5-1 Dennis Buzukja Decision (Unanimous) Dana White's Contender Series S4 E5 1 September 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4-1 Art Hernandez KO (Punch) Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 3 21 September 2019 1 0:07 Commerce, California, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 3-1 Jay White TKO (Punches) Gladiator Challenge - Berry vs. Baseman 1 June 2019 1 0:09 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2-1 Mauricio Diaz TKO (Punches) Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 1 11 May 2019 1 0:32 Burbank, California, United States
Win 1-1 Jason Gouvion TKO (Punches) Gladiator Challenge 23 March 2019 1 0:14 Whitney, California, United States
Loss 0-1 Jay Bogan Submission (Armbar) LOP - Chaos at the Casino 4 12 April 2014 1 1:26 Inglewood, California, United States Featherweight debut. Bogan missed weight (147 lbs).

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
3 fights 3 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By decision 2 0
Draws 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
3 Win 3-0 Mexico Diego Padilla Decision (Majority) 4 23 October 2015 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, United States
2 Win 2-0 Mexico Abraham Calderon Ruiz Decision (Unanimous) 4 2 July 2015 United States Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States
1 Win 1-0 Mexico Mario Angeles KO (Punch) 3 2 April 2015 United States Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States Welterweight debut.

See also[edit]

  • List of male mixed martial artists
  • List of male kickboxers

References[edit]

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  2. "Fight Team". gfcfitness.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  3. "選手プロフィール". k-1.co.jp. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  4. "WCK Muay Thai Fighter Series Episode 03 - Melsik Baghdasaryan". youtube.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  5. "WCK FULL RULES MUAY THAI- LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR VI TEAM WCK VS. TEAM WuLinFeng". sherdog.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  6. "武林风走进拉斯维加斯第6季- 称重高清图集[附录播地址]". hula8.net. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  7. "武林風の常連選手まとめ". matome.naver.jp. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  8. "KICKBOXING & MMA SHOW RESULTS" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
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  10. "WCK FULL RULES MUAY THAI- LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR VI TEAM WCK VS. TEAM WuLinFeng". sherdog.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  11. "Qiu Jianliang was almost knocked down, relying on a move to save the danger". m.trending.network. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  12. "Early LA Fight Club Results: Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Mario Angeles". heavybagboxing.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  13. "Respaldo de lujo el 2/7 en Los Ángeles". notifight.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  14. "Glendale Fighting Club's Baghdasaryan boxes way to 3-0". latimes.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  15. "WLF Round up". eliteboxing.tv. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  16. "WCK MuayThai (World Championship MuayThai)". facebook.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  17. "中國選手再次赴日爭奪K-1世界冠軍!". kknews.cc. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  18. "9月29日(金)深夜2:00~ テレビ東京「新K-1伝説」 9.18 さいたま [初代ウェルター級王座決定トーナメント]、 11.23 さいたま [初代ヘビー級王座決定トーナメント] スーパーファイト出場選手発表記者会見の模様を放送!". k-1.co.jp. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  19. "K-1 World GP 2017 Welterweight Championship Tournament Results: Kubo Claims Title". combatpress.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  20. "(VIDEO) Sjajna K-1 priredba u Saitama Super Areni". croring.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  21. "Melsik Baghdasaryan devotes long hours to his UFC dream". ocregister.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  22. "Contender Series 31 headliner Dennis Buzukja predicts first-round finish of Melsik Baghdasaryan". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  23. "DWCS episode 5: Dennis Buzukja vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan live results and highlights". fansided.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

External links[edit]

Category:1992 births Category:Living people Category:Featherweight kickboxers Category:Armenian male kickboxers Category:Armenian male mixed martial artists Category:Sportspeople from Yerevan

He doesn't have three UFC fights, but he does pass the kickboxing guideline, as he fought for the K-1 title.[edit]

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