Gokor Chivichyan vs Mr. Maeda video
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Gokor came out of retirement in 1997 when promoters put together the World Fighting Federation. For the main event, Gokor faced Japan’s undefeated heavyweight Shootfighting champion.
Gokor currently trains professional and amateur fighters at the Hayastan MMA Academy in North Hollywood. Chivichyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Gokor began his training as a young child in Soviet Armenia, winning many national and international junior titles in Judo, Sambo, and wrestling. At the age of 17, Gokor relocated to Los Angeles, where he continued his training in no-gi submission grappling under Gene LeBell, a famous catch wrestler and America’ first Judo champion.
Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Gokor traveled and competed in the Soviet Union and throughout Europe, Japan, Thailand, and Mexico. He amassed a record of over 400 wins and no losses over a career of competing in Sambo, Judo, Submission Grappling, and Mixed-Martial-Arts competitions. With the opening of the Hayastan Academy in 1991, Gokor retired from professional fighting, undefeated, and focused his time on teaching.