Hayastan-IMB Mixed Martial Arts
We are Charlotte North Carolina's Premier Mixed Martial Arts Chain of Schools. We offer traditional and modern application Martial arts programs. Whether you want to be a pro fighter, get in shape, learn self defense , or just get your kids involved in a positive, fun program we are the school for you. We hope you find this site informative and we hope it will enhance your training experience at one or all of our academies.
Ortiz Wins at Fight LAB 31
Randy Ortiz of Hayastan IMB MMA stepped into the cage once again last Saturday in front of a sold out crowd at the NC Music Factory for Fight Lab 31. He had a long 3 round fight and was able to grind out a Split Decision. We are all proud of him. He will be looking to enter the cage again sometime this summer.
Ronda Rousey-How Gokor introduced her to MMA
Ronda Rousey is ready to defend her StrikeForce Title this Saturday. Here is an Interview where Ronda Rousey, Gokor Chivichyan, Gene LeBell, her mother Ann Maria Rousey DeMars who is also a world Judo Champion talk about her training with Gokor and Gene since she was 13. She Explains how Gokor Introduced her to MMA and credits a lot of her success to the training that he has given her.
Kevin Forant Dominates in XFC Debut on National TV
Crowd favorite "The Master of Cool" Kevin Forant dominated on Friday Aug 3, 2012 by defeating Joe Elmore via unanimous decision at XFC 19 in Charlotte, NC.
The Event was shown nationally for free on Axs TV (formerly HD Net) for Axs Fights.
Elmore looked to take the back of the hometown fighter in the first round, but Forant was able to shake him off and gain top position. Forant stayed there for the remainder of the round.
Elmore attempted a guillotine, but was easily defended by Forant and went back to his bread and butter of controlling Elmore. Forant moved from several different positions on the mat to easily take round two.
After yet another guillotine try, Forant got on top and did the same as in rounds one and two. After three rounds, Forant earned the clear-cut unanimous decision win.
Forant who trains at Hayastan-IMB MMA in Charlotte, NC under Head Coach Paul Booe has now been signed to a multi Fight contract with the XFC based on his dominating performance.
All future fights with XFC are planned to be televised on Axs TV.
Kevin would like to thanks all his sponsors: Harley Davidson of Charlotte NC, Battle Forged Fight Gear, Freedom Fighter Apparel, Poole's Restoration, K&T Construction, Nikki's Tattoo of Charlotte NC, Carolina Bail Bonds of NC, Cryogel.tv, Plush Salon, Nations Family Chiropractic, and his team and Coaches: Paul Booe, Louis Grady and Adam Zart of Hayastan-IMB MMA, James Presley of Dyme Boxing and Gokor Chivichyan the founder of the Hayastan Fighting System.
Tony Tan is the new 155lbs Fight Lab Champion
On Thursday July 19th 2012 Fight Lab Promotions, one of the nations most popular regional organizations, presented “Fight Lab 26” from Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, NC. The card featured a full slate of amazing fights. The fifteen fight card saw only four fights go to the judges, three of which were in doubt until the final tallies were read. Featured on the card were highly touted prospects; Solon Staley, Dudley Spence, and Aaron Osborne; as well as breakout performances by Lawrence Dennis and Tony Tan.
Tony Tan vs Cody Wells- 155 lbs Fight Lab Title Fight
Round 1 – Wells with an early jab, and stuffs a takedown. Tan continues to work and gets the takedown. Wells stands, but is taken right back down. Tan takes the top, locked in Wells’ guard. Tan stands, Wells ducks under and tries to take Tan down. A quick scramble and Wells is on the bottom, but has a triangle position. Wells lands several back hands from there. Tan works through the position, and finally breaks the lock. As Tan looks to advance Wells rolls and takes Tan’s back. The round closes before Wells can capitalize. Tony Tan takes the opening round.
Round 2 – The two quickly tie back up, with Tan getting the hip toss takedown. The fight doesn’t stay down long. Wells stands, but is trapped in a tight guillotine. Tan wrenches it tighter and leans back. Wells is forced to tap out.
Official Decision – Tony Tan wins via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:14 of Round 2