Kevin Knabjian

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Kevin Knabjian
Born (1984-07-05) July 5, 1984 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Lightweight (current)
Welterweight (former)
Fighting out of Chicago, Illinois, United States
Team Gilbert Grappling Team Hellhouse
Midwest Training Center
Years active 2003–2012
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 12
By knockout 6
By submission 6
Losses 7
By knockout 3
By submission 3
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kevin Knabjian (born July 5, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist of Armenian descent. He has competed in various promotions, debuting in Shooto in 2003 and going on to fight in WEC and Bellator Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Knabjian went to Eastern Illinois University, from which he graduated with a degree in Business Management. Together with fellow EIU student, Brian Ebersole, he started practicing MMA when he was in his freshman year of college.[1][2] He also wrestled for EIU, a Division 1 school.

His fighting debut was in the Japanese Shooto MMA organization, where he fought Adam Gibson to a draw. His WEC debut ended unsuccessfully when he was knocked out by Brock Larson only 27 seconds into the fight; he went on to compete in other promotions, such as XFO, where he has drawn attention as the title fight of XFO 22, defeating Ultimate Fighter 1 fighter Josh Rafferty by TKO.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–7–1 Drew Fickett Submission (guillotine choke) WMMA 1 - Fighting for a Better World March 31, 2012 1 3:38 El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 12–6–1 Brandon Adamson Submission (kimura) XFO 42 - Xtreme Fighting Organization December 10, 2011 1 1:44 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win 11–6–1 John Tarrh Submission (punches) PCF - TWC 9: Berserk July 16, 2011 1 0:36 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Loss 10–6–1 Nick Duell KO (head kick) NAAFS - Caged Vengeance 9 April 16, 2011 2 1:01 Canton, Ohio, United States
Loss 10–5–1 Brian Gassaway Decision (unanimous) Bellator 25 August 19, 2010 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 10–4–1 Jacob Volkmann Submission (D'arce choke) Bellator 7 May 15, 2009 2 1:42 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 10–3–1 Jacob Kuester Submission (heel hook) Extreme Challenge 101 July 11, 2008 1 4:26 Franklin, Wisconsin, United States
Win 9–3–1 Mario Stapel TKO (punches) Primetime Fighting Championships May 30, 2008 1 2:02 Merrillville, Indiana, United States
Win 8–3–1 Josh Rafferty TKO (punches) Xtreme Fighting Organization 22 February 23, 2008 1 1:58 Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
Win 7–3–1 Josh Lee Submission (rear-naked choke) AB - Lockdown August 2, 2007 1 3:51 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 6–3–1 Brock Larson TKO (punches) WEC 28 - WrekCage June 3, 2007 1 0:27 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–2–1 Jedrzej Kubski TKO (punches) IMMAC 2 - Attack April 21, 2007 2 1:20 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 5–2–1 Grant Sarver Submission (armbar) CFC 1 - Explosion December 16, 2006 2 0:48 Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
Win 4–2–1 Joe Geromiller TKO (punches) Courage Fighting Championships 7 November 25, 2006 3 0:55 Decatur, Illinois, United States
Win 3–2–1 Randy Newell Submission (armbar) APEX - Undisputed September 3, 2005 1 0:55 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–2–1 Andre Garcia TKO DC 2 - Duneland Classic 2 August 6, 2005 1 N/A Portage, Indiana, United States
Loss 1–2–1 LaVerne Clark KO (punch) Courage Fighting Championships 1 July 24, 2004 2 0:10 Decatur, Illinois, United States
Loss 1–1–1 Miguel Gutierrez Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Fighting Championship - Ultimate Fighting Mexico November 15, 2003 2 N/A Monterrey, Mexico
Win 1–0–1 Nino Marroquin TKO (punches) CFM: Cage Fighting Monterrey May 23, 2003 3 N/A Monterrey, Mexico
Draw 0–0–1 Adam Gibson Draw Shooto - Midwest Fighting May 21, 2003 2 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Knabjian". The Underground. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kevin Knabjian". Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ Dougherty, Dan (February 25, 2008). "KEVIN KNABJIAN SCORES BIG WIN AT XFO 22". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 

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