Mitichyan (10-3), a former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter, will fight for the first time since August of 2009, headlining the MMA portion of the event.
One of Mitichyan's training partners at the Main Event Sports Club, Sevak Magakian, was originally scheduled to face Preston Scharf at the aforementioned May 6 event.
Now, Mitichyan will take on Scharf (11-8) in the event's MMA main event.
Mitichyan, who teaches at the Glendale Fighting Club where Bernetsyan is trained, was scheduled to headline a similar MMA/boxing event promoted by MEZ Sports in April at the Shrine Auditorium, but the event fell through.
Also scheduled to compete on the card is Burbank welterweight boxer Johnny Suarez (5-3-2) and, in the main event, heavyweights Andrey Fedosov (21-1, 17 KOs) and Lance Whitaker (34-6-1, 28 KOs) are set to face off in a 10-round boxing match. Fedosov's last two victories came in Glendale at the Glendale Civic Center.
BECKER LEADS TEAM TO CITY TITLE Former Glendale High and Glendale Community College softball Coach Craig Becker navigated his Kennedy High squad to a City Section Championship with its 1-0 win over Chatsworth on Wednesday at Cal State Northridge.
The only run of the game came controversially in the second inning when Danielle Estrada scored.
With the bases loaded, Kennedy's Kellie Mason sent a sinking shot to Chatsworth second baseman Ashley Waters. Waters fielded the ball and came home with a throw for an apparent forceout.
However, the field umpire ruled it a catch and incorrectly ruled it a third out and ordered the players off the field.
Estrada crossed the plate, however. And during an ensuing discussion between the umpires it was ruled that Estrada would score, but the remaining runners would return to their bases.