Melsik Baghdasaryan

Melsik Baghdasaryan

Personal Information

Full Name Melsik Baghdasaryan
Age 31
Nationality Armenian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Nickname The Gun

Melsik Baghdasaryan: A Brief Biography

Melsik Baghdasaryan, born on January 28, 1992, is an Armenian athlete who competes in multiple combat sports, including mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing. He currently fights in the featherweight division of the UFC. With a professional fighting career that began in 2013, he is a former champion of Wu Lin Feng International and has also challenged for the K-1 Welterweight title once.

Broken hand knocks Melsik Baghdasaryan out of UFC Vegas 62 fight with  Joanderson Brito - MMA Fighting
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Latest News Update for Melsik Baghdasaryan

Melsik Baghdasaryan is set to face Joshua Culibao on February 12, 2023, at UFC 284.

Melsik Baghdasaryan Facts

Birth PlaceYerevan, Armenia
Father’s NamePeter Bagge
Star SignAquarius
MMA Debut2014
MMA Record7-1
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

Melsik Baghdasaryan started his martial arts training at the age of six, with karate, before moving on to kickboxing and Muay thai. He has primarily trained at the Glendale Fighting Club throughout his professional career. After losing in his first MMA fight in 2014, he took a break from the sport until 2019 when he returned for his second MMA bout. He went on to win four consecutive fights by knockout, with a total fight time of 62 seconds. In his last fight of the streak, against Art Hernandez, he made his lightweight debut.

Baghdasaryan was given the opportunity to earn a UFC contract at Dana White's Contender Series 31, where he faced Dennis Buzukja. He won the fight with a unanimous decision, but did not receive a contract offer.

Melsik Baghdasaryan’s Career in UFC

In March 2021, Melsik Baghdasaryan joined the UFC. He made his debut for the promotion in July 31, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 28 against Collin Anglin, where he won the fight by knockout in the second round and earned the Performance of the Night award.

In November 6, 2021, Baghdasaryan was scheduled to face T.J. Laramie at UFC 268, but Laramie had to withdraw due to being diagnosed with MRSA, and was replaced by Bruno Souza. The bout took place at a catchweight and Souza had to forfeit 20% of his purse to Baghdasaryan, who won the fight via unanimous decision.

Baghdasaryan was scheduled to face T.J. Laramie again on April 16, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 206, but he had to pull out due to unknown reasons. He was also expected to face Joanderson Brito on October 15, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 212, but he withdrew due to a broken hand.

Baghdasaryan's next fight is scheduled to take place on February 12, 2023, against Joshua Culibao at UFC 284.

UFC Fight Night: Anglin v Baghdasaryan
UFC Fight Night: Anglin v Baghdasaryan
UFC Fight Night: Anglin v Baghdasaryan
UFC Fight Night: Anglin v Baghdasaryan

Melsik Baghdasaryan Record

Win7–1Bruno SouzaDecision (unanimous)UFC 268November 6, 202135:00New York City, New York, United States
Win6–1Collin AnglinTKO (head kick and punches)UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. StricklandJuly 31, 202121:50Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win5–1Dennis BuzukjaDecision (unanimous)Dana White's Contender Series 31September 1, 202035:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win4–1Art HernandezKO (punch)Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 3September 21, 201910:07Commerce, California, United States
Win3–1Jay WhiteTKO (punches)Gladiator Challenge: Berry vs. BasemanJune 1, 201910:09San Jacinto, California, United States
Win2–1Mauricio DiazTKO (punches)Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 1May 11, 201910:32Burbank, California, United States
Win1–1Jason GouvionTKO (punches)Gladiator ChallengeMarch 23, 201910:14Whitney, California, United States
Loss0–1Jay BoganSubmission (armbar)LOP: Chaos at the Casino 4April 12, 201411:26Inglewood, California, United States

FAQs on Melsik Baghdasaryan

What is Melsik Baghdasaryan’s MMA record?

Melsik Baghdasaryan has a professional MMA record of 7 wins and 1 loss.

What is Melsik Baghdasaryan’s nickname?

Melsik Baghdasaryan is nicknamed “The Gun”.

Which division does Melsik Baghdasaryan compete in?

Melsik Baghdasaryan competes in the featherweight division of the UFC.

Who is Melsik Baghdasaryan's next opponent in the UFC?

Melsik Baghdasaryan's next opponent in the UFC is Joshua Culibao, and they are scheduled to fight on February 12, 2023 at UFC 284.

Last Updated On 10th February 2023