Jared Papazian

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Jared Papazian
Born (1988-02-01) February 1, 1988 (age 26)
West Hills, California, U.S.
Other names The Jackhammer
Nationality Armenian
American
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
Division Flyweight
Bantamweight
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Fighting out of Encino, California, U.S.
Team Legacy MMA Academy, Gracie Barra Encino
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2008–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 17
By knockout 6
By submission 1
By decision 10
Losses 11
By knockout 2
By submission 5
By decision 4
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jared Papazian (born February 1, 1988) is an Armenian-American mixed martial artist currently competing in the World Series of Fighting's Flyweight division. He is the former King of the Cage Flyweight Champion and has also competed in the UFC.

Background[edit]

Papazian began training in martial arts at age six, enrolling in a Tae Kwon Do class. At age 17, he began training in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Grappling. He currently trains at Legacy MMA Academy with UFC veteran and 4th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Alberto Crane. Papazian also trains at Gracie Barra Burbank with Crane.[1]

On June 24, 2011, Papazian fought former King of the Cage Flyweight Champion Abel Cullum at KOTC: Epic Force for the vacant King of the Cage Flyweight Championship. Papazian defeated Cullum via unanimous decision and became the new King of the Cage Flyweight Champion. Papazian successfully defended his title once against Marvin Garcia, winning via unanimous decision, before being stripped of the title after signing with the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Papazian signed with the UFC to fight Mike Easton on two weeks notice as a replacement for an injured Ken Stone on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller.[2] He lost the fight via majority decision.

Papazian faced Dustin Pague on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[3] Pague defeated Papazian via submission in the first round. In an odd call by the referee, Papazian was not allowed to defend the choke using the wall of the cage.

In his next fight, Papazian returned to flyweight and faced Tim Elliott on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Despite losing the fight, he still earned the Fight of the Night bonus. After an 0-3 record in the promotion, Papazian was released from the UFC.[5]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

At WSOF 4 Papazian stepped in on two weeks notice for the injured Joe Murphy to face friend John Robles.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–11 (1) Russell Doane KO (elbows) Tachi Palace Fights 17: Fall Brawl November 14, 2013 4 2:30 Ontario, California, United States Interim TPF Bantamweight Championship
Win 17–10 (1) Jeff Martin TKO (punches) BAMMA USA - Pro Series 3 September 7, 2013 1 3:52 Tarzana, California, United States
Win 16–10 (1) John Robles Decision (unanimous) WSOF 4 August 10, 2013 3 5:00 Ontario, California, United States WSOF Debut.
Loss 15–10 (1) Brandon Bender Submission (rear-naked choke) National Fight Alliance: Valley Invasion 3 May 11, 2013 1 2:01 Woodland Hills, California, United States
Win 15–9 (1) Terrion Ware Decision (unanimous) BAMMA USA: Bad Beat 8 March 15, 2013 3 5:00 Commerce, California, United States
Loss 14–9 (1) Tim Elliott Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale December 15, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Flyweight Debut. Fight of the Night
Loss 14–8 (1) Dustin Pague Submission (rear naked choke) UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall June 8, 2012 1 3:21 Sunrise, Florida, United States
Loss 14–7 (1) Mike Easton Decision (majority) UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller January 20, 2012 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States UFC Debut
Win 14–6 (1) Marvin Garcia Decision (unanimous) KOTC: First Defense September 15, 2011 5 5:00 San Bernardino, California, United States Defended KOTC Flyweight (135 lb) Championship.
Win 13–6 (1) Abel Cullum Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Epic Force June 24, 2011 5 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Won KOTC Flyweight (135 lb) Championship.
Win 12–6 (1) Kana Hyatt Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Turning Point March 27, 2011 3 5:00 Tarzana, California, United States
Loss 11–6 (1) Jimmie Rivera Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Empire February 3, 2011 5 5:00 San Bernardino, California, United States For KOTC Flyweight (135 lb) Championship.
Win 11–5 (1) Kana Hyatt Decision (unanimous) BAMMA USA: Bad Beat MMA September 24, 2010 3 5:00 Commerce, California, United States
Win 10–5 (1) Maurice Eazel TKO (punches) Respect in the Cage July 24, 2010 3 0:28 Hollywood, California, United States
Win 9–5 (1) Ryan Bastianelli TKO (punches) Santa Ynez MMA June 4, 2010 2 0:09 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 8–5 (1) Tyler Weathers Decision (unanimous) King of the West: Rage Against the Ropes May 6, 2010 3 5:00 Hollywood, California, United States
Win 7–5 (1) Shad Smith KO (punches) NFAMMA: Evolution March 26, 2010 3 2:23 Oxnard, California, United States
Loss 6–5 (1) Shad Smith Submission (triangle choke) Respect in the Cage 3 February 19, 2010 1 1:03 Pomona, California, United States
Win 6–4 (1) Greg Guzman Decision (unanimous) Called Out MMA 2 January 24, 2010 3 5:00 Ontario, California, United States
NC 5–4 (1) Ryan Bastianelli No Contest (strikes after the bell) NFAMMA: Resurrection December 18, 2009 1 3:00 Ventura, California, United States
Win 5–4 Justin Cummings Decision (unanimous) NFAMMA: MMA at the Hyatt 3 October 19, 2009 3 3:00 Westlake Village, California, United States
Loss 4–4 Darren Crisp Jr. Decision (unanimous) PureCombat 9 July 25, 2009 3 5:00 Visalia, California, United States
Loss 4–3 Vince Ortiz Submission (rear-naked choke) NFAMMA: MMA at the Hyatt 2 May 28, 2009 2 2:43 Westlake Village, California, United States
Win 4–2 Ray Cox TKO (punches) NFAMMA: MMA at the Hyatt March 5, 2009 3 2:16 Westlake Village, California, United States
Win 3–2 Vincent Martinez Submission California Xtreme Fighting January 29, 2009 1 1:51 El Monte, California, United States
Loss 2–2 Art Arciniega Submission (guillotine choke) PureCombat 6 November 1, 2008 3 0:34 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 2–1 Karen Darabedyan Submission (rear-naked choke) Total Fighting Alliance 12 September 13, 2008 1 1:36 Long Beach, California, United States
Win 2–0 Jorge Acosta TKO (punches) War Gods July 26, 2008 2 0:35 Fresno, California, United States
Win 1–0 Josh Chaves Decision (unanimous) PureCombat 4 June 6, 2008 n/a n/a Visalia, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jared Papazian Bio". FTMMA.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  2. ^ "HyeFighter Papazian Fighting In The UFC". HyeFighters.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Pague-Papazian slated for UFC on FX 3". mmajunkie.com. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "TUF 16 Finale gets Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian". mmajunkie.com. October 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mookie Alexander (January 18, 2013). "UFC releases nine fighters from their roster, including Chad Griggs, Jeff Hougland, and Marcus LeVesseur". bloodyelbow.com. 
  6. ^ "Jared Papazian Replaces Joe Murphy, Meets John Robles on WSOF 4 Undercard". 

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