Height: 5'10" (178cm)
Weight: 171 lbs
Fighting out of: North Hollywood, USA
Karapet "Karo" Parisyan (born August 28, 1982 in Yerevan, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic) is an Armenian American mixed martial artist. His fighting style is primarily Judo but has been modified to fight without the use of a judogi (sometimes called no-gi style). Karo currently competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Parisyan competes as a welterweight and made his UFC debut on September 23, 2003, beating Dave Strasser by kimura. He was widely considered as the top contender for the welterweight title before a loss to Diego Sanchez.
Parisyan lost via TKO to Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 13 in the second round. Alves showed good resistance against Karo's grappling offence, and finished Karo with a knee from the clinch and strikes.
Karo was scheduled to fight Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 88: Breakthrough, but a back injury forced him to drop out of the fight right before the weigh-ins.