Phil Baroni discusses his Bellator debut against Karo Parisyan on July 25. more
At long last, Phil Baroni will make his Bellator debut later this month at Bellator 122. The fight marks "The New York Badass'" first time back since suffering a disastrous mid-fight ankle injury in mid-2013, the same injury that left him with a year of painful physical therapy and crushed his dreams of vying for the ONE FC welterweight title.
But now Baroni is healthy, and as a throwback to a bygone era, Bellator matchmakers have paired the 38-year-old up against 31-year-old Karo Parisyan, hims more
A hungrier and leaner Phil Baroni blogs on BloodyElbow about his Bellator 122 bout against Karo Parisyan, the remaining fighters from the forgotten untelevised generation in MMA, and a future drop down to lightweight.
The following is Phil Baroni's guest blog, as he writes about his upcoming Bellator 122 bout against Karo Parisyan.
My camp has gone great. I'm back at OKG, One Kicks Gym. I don't even know what the f*ck made me leave in the first place. I f*cking feel at home now. I was homeless f more
Phil Baroni’s MMA career has been a wild ride, to say the least. This Friday, he’ll turn another chapter in his storied run as a professional fighter when he makes his debut for Bellator MMA.Filed under: Bellator, News more
At 31 years old and with a tortured, complicated past in the sport of MMA, Karo Parisyan is out to prove that he still has plenty left in the tank. Against Phil Baroni at Bellator 122 on Friday night, he’ll get what could be his last best chance.Filed under: (...) more
After all, Parisyan was winning MMA fights via armbar long before "Rowdy" was even in high school.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has done for judo what Lyoto Machida once did for karate. "Rowdy" -- who is now dropping opponents with her hands -- rose to power on the strength of her ground game and patented armbar.
Much like Karo Parisyan did over 10 years ago.
That's why "The Heat" is surprised to hear this generation of fight fans heap tons of p more
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At times, it can seem like even Karo Parisyan isn’t quite sure what to make of himself. more
Stefan Struve, the No. 12-ranked contender in the heavyweight division, will return to action on Saturday after a health scare.
The 7-footer is coming back after more than a year. He was sidelined with a leaking aortic valve (via MMAFighting.com. He takes on Matt Mitrione in an attempt to become a feel good story and begin working his way back up the UFC rankings.
The question is: Can he become a top-five level fighter?
I believe so. Let's start with his skills. Struve is a talented grappler who more