September 4, 1978|
Vanadzor, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
|Other names||The Emperor|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Style||Wrestling, Sambo, Judo|
|Fighting out of||North Hollywood, California, U.S.|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Roman Mitichyan (born September 4, 1978) is an Armenian-American professional mixed martial artist, actor and stuntman. He briefly appeared on Spike TV's reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra, as a part of Team Serra, but was forced to leave the show due to injury.
Mitichyan was born in Vanadzor. He started training at the age of eight in freestyle wrestling, before switching to training in Sambo and Judo under Baxshik Saroyan. Mitichyan and his family moved to America in 1997, and he started training at the Hayastan Judo Club under Gene Lebell and Gokor Chivichyan. In 2000, he settled in Los Angeles with the intention of pursuing an acting career.
Mitichyan amassed a 4-1 MMA record before appearing on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra. He broke his elbow during the pre-team selection evaluation, and was subsequently removed from the show before he had an opportunity to fight. However, he was brought back to fight on the show's finale, where he defeated Dorian Price via ankle lock submission in only 23 seconds, earning him a contract with the UFC. In his following fight at UFC Fight Night 13, he was defeated by fellow TUF 6 alumnus George Sotiropoulos via TKO in the second.
Roman has performed roles and stunts in various films and television shows, including NUMB3RS, Dexter, Felon, 24, NCIS: Los Angeles, Takers, CSI: Miami, Sons of Anarchy, NCIS, CSI: NY, John Wick, Furious 7, Escape Plan 2: Hades, and Backseat.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||8 wins||3 losses|
|Win||8–3||William Sriyapai||Submission (leg triangle)||Lights Out Promotions - Chaos at the Casino||May 5, 2012||1||0:52||Inglewood, California, United States|
|Win||7–3||Preston Scharf||Decision (unanimous)||MEZ Fights||June 12, 2010||3||3:00||Hollywood, California, United States|
|Win||6–3||Mike Dolce||Decision (unanimous)||Call to Arms - Called Out Fights||August 15, 2009||3||3:00||Ontario, California, United States|
|Loss||5–3||Jason Meaders||KO||California Xtreme Fighting||January 29, 2009||3||2:41||El Monte, California, United States|
|Loss||5–2||George Sotiropoulos||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night 13||April 2, 2008||2||2:24||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Win||5–1||Dorian Price||Submission (achilles lock)||The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale||December 8, 2007||1||0:23||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–1||Mike Robles||KO (knee)||WTFC||May 3, 2007||3||3:50||Highland, California, United States|
|Win||3–1||Mike Penalber||Submission (rear naked choke)||California Xtreme Fighting 3||August 19, 2006||1||3:50||Upland, California, United States|
|Loss||2–1||James Wilks||Submission (armbar)||Universal Above Ground Fighting: Ultimate Cage Fighting 4||October 12, 2003||2||N/A||Upland, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Brad Mohler||Submission (heel hook)||Reality Submission Fighting: Shooto Challenge||October 3, 2003||1||N/A||Belleville, Illinois, United States|
|Win||1–0||Bong Fedalizo||Submission (armbar)||Kage Kombat 14||April 5, 1999||1||0:52||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|2012||Argo||Iranian Comiteh in Truck||Uncredited|
|2014||John Wick||Red Circle Security||Uncredited|
|2016||War Dogs||Iraqi Insurgent||Uncredited|
|2018||Escape Plan 2: Hades||Bookstore Clerk|
|2006–2008||NUMB3RS||Kaleem Rafiq / Ken Benswrth / Qassim||3 episodes|
|2007||Dexter||Santos Hamanes||Episode: "The Dark Defender"|
|2008||The Shield||Armenian Thug||Episode: "Money Shot"|
|2010–2018||NCIS: Los Angeles||Guard / ISIS Man / Terrorist / Stalker / Iranian / Serbian / Bodyguard #2||7 episodes|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Cole Gryder||Episode: "Caged"|
|2011||Sons of Anarchy||Ivo||Episode: "Out"|
|2012, 2017||NCIS||Afghani / Enemy Fighter||2 episodes|
|2013||CSI: NY||Egyptian Thug||Episode: "Seth and Apep"|
|2015, 2018||Hawaii Five-0||Shooter / Thug / Gunman||3 episodes|
|2015||Bones||Heavy||Episode: "The Murder in the Middle East"|
|2015||Agent X||Good Dignitary||Episode: "Fidelity"|
|2016||Castle||Rayas Thug||Episode: "Much Ado About Murder"|
|2016||Person of Interest||Heavy||Episode: "ShotSeeker"|
|2016||Fear the Walking Dead||Infected Bartender||Episode: "Pablo & Jessica"|
|2017||The Blacklist: Redemption||National Police Officer||Episode: "Kevin Jensen"|
|2017||SEAL Team||SUV Driver||Episode: "The Spinning Wheel"|
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