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Leading a Local Fighting Surge

A teacher and trainer, as well as an accomplished fighter, Edmond Tarverdyan is at the epicenter of Glendale’s combat sports scene

By Grant Gordon - Glendale News Press

These are busy days for Edmond Tarverdyan.  His cell phone never stops ringing.  His Glendale Fighting Club has professional boxers on the rise and mixed-martial artists making their Ultimate Fighting Championship debuts.  Three hundred students train at his gym and business is booming.

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Fighter Alberto Crane readies for an MMA return and a UFC debut


It’s a hot August morning that’s quickly transforming into an unbearable August afternoon.

But inside the Glendale Fighting Club, Alberto Crane is anything but distracted by the heat — in fact, he’s creating his own.

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It was 1988 when 7 year old Edmond Tarverdyan and his family immigrated to Los Angeles from Armenia. 19 years later on September 8th 2007, Edmond, now known as “The Diamond”, won the WBC Muay Thai International Welterweight Championship.



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