Georgi Karakhanyan has been in the sport of MMA for six years, and he is looking to ply his trade in the world’s largest fight promotion. He went an amazing 12-1-1 before being picked up by the then-fledgling promotion Bellator in 2010. He took out his first opponent by knees in the opening round of the Season Two Featherweight Tournament, but he ran into eventual tourney winner Joe Warren in the next round. After going 1-1 in his two Bellator fights, he left the promotion. Since his departure, he has gone 6-0 with four finishes.
His two decision wins came over two of the best featherweights outside of the UFC. He bested Cole Miller’s brother Micah through five rounds in his first title defense of his Tachi Palace featherweight belt. Next, he took on DREAM Featherweight Champion Hiroyuki Takaya in Japan at the 2012 New Year’s Eve show, and through an exciting battle he took out the champ by decision.
In this interview, we talk about such topics as his match with Takaya, who he would love to rematch, his potential signing with the UFC, and his thoughts on the superfight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. Look for news Karakhanyan’s next big move, because as he said, he has a lot of offers on the table but is just waiting on the UFC.