AJ Agazarm

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AJ Agazarm
BornHollywood, Florida, United States
Other names“Leão” (lion)
ResidenceHollywood, California
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
StyleBrazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fighting out ofStockton, California
TeamNick Diaz Academy
RankBlack belt from Carlos Gracie Jr.
Mixed martial arts record
Total1
Wins0
Losses1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

AJ Agazarm (born July 26, 1990 ) is an American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and professional mixed martial arts fighter.

Early life[edit]

Agazarm was born in Hollywood, Florida and began wrestling as a sophomore in high school.[1] He performed well enough in high school to win a wrestling scholarship to University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Agazarm then transferred to Ohio State, a highly ranked NCAA Division I wrestling program.[2]

AJ Agazarm is of Armenian descent. [3]

Grappling career[edit]

Agazarm was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu in 2013 by Eduardo de Lima and Carlos Gracie Jr.[4] That same year Agazarm got third place at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship in the black belt open-weight division and first in the lightweight division.[5] Later in 2013 at the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship Agazarm placed third in the under 73.5 kg black belt division.[6] In 2017, Agazarm won a silver medal at the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in the under 66 kg weight class[7] and another silver at the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the lightweight division.[8] From 2015-2018 Agazarm participated in six Polaris Pro Grappling events.

Jiu-Jitsu accomplishments[edit]

2018
2017
2016
2015
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF Pan American (Black Belt 76kg)
2014
2013
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF Pan Nogi (Black Belt 73.5kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian Nogi Championship (Black Belt 73.5kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF European No-Gi (Black Belt 73.5kg)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian Nogi Championship (Black Belt Absolute)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF American National Championship (76kg)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF Pan Nogi (Black Belt Absolute)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF European No-Gi (Black Belt Absolute)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF Nogi World Championships (Black Belt 73.5kg)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian Championship (Brown Belt Absolute)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF European Open (Brown Belt 76kg)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian Championship (Brown Belt 76kg)


MMA career[edit]

Prior to turning professional Agazarm compiled an 8-0 amateur mma record.[9] Agazarm made his professional MMA debut in Bellator MMA at Bellator 214 on January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.[10] He lost to Jesse Roberts by split decision fighting at a catchweight of 160 lbs.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Jesse Roberts Decision (split) Bellator 214 January 30, 2019 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AJ Agazarm". bjjheroes.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Watch AJ Agazarm Train Takedowns at Ohio State Wrestling". bjjee.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Edwin Najmi & AJ Agazarm Visit Armenia, Country Of Their Ancestors". bjjee.com. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ "AJ Agazarm Jiu Jitsu". BJJ.Heroes.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2013: Partial Results" (PDF). ibjjf.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  6. ^ "World Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship 2013: Partial Results" (PDF). ibjjf.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  7. ^ "2017 Results". adcombat.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  8. ^ "World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championship 2017". International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  9. ^ Bohn, Mike. "A.J. Agazarm's pro debut at Bellator 214 did not go as planned". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Bellator heavyweight grand prix will conclude at the Forum". LA Times. 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  11. ^ "Bellator 214". Bellator.com. Bellator. Retrieved 29 January 2019.

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