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September 1, 2006
With just a few weeks to go until the Women's Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation hosts The Main Event on Saturday, Oct. 21, organizers have been delighted with the level of support from the community. The hospital's annual benefit, which will take place at the Oakmont Country Club beginning at 6 p.m., includes dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment. Titled "Dreams of Fall," the aim of this year's event is to raise money for the hospital's new digital record and image tracking system called ACCESS.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2013
For those who have followed the promising boxing career of Art "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan, they have come to expect a couple things - an all-out, entertaining fight and some bumps in the road to stardom. Now 31, the Glendale slugger remains unbeaten, but a slew of injuries and fight cancellations have impeded his progress. The latest setback was when opponent Logan McGuinness was forced to pull out of their bout - for a possible World Boxing Assn. contendership and the North American Boxing Assn.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 23, 2013
Nothing ever seems to go as it's supposed to when it comes to the burgeoning boxing career of Art "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan. Long hampered throughout his unbeaten career by injuries - in large part due to his hard-hitting style in the gym - and untimely fight cancellations, Hovhannisyan was set to face Logan McGuinness in the main event of Showtime's “Showbox” series on Feb. 22 from the Morongo Casino in Cabazon. But, McGuinness is out, according to Hovhannisyan's manager, George Bastmajyan.
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From Staff Reports, Staff Reports | December 14, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. BERNETSYAN TO DANCE AT BALLROOM Rookie boxer Artur "The Punisher" Bernetsyan will look to close out his impressive initial pro campaign when he headlines the "Battle in the Ballroom" at the Irvine Marriott Grand Ballroom on Thursday. Bernetsyan will take on Los Angeles' Demetrio Soto in the six-bout hybrid card's six-round, junior welterweight main event. Bernetsyan, an Armenian native who resides in Glendale, is 5-0 with a pair of knockouts, all five of his fights coming in this year.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2007
Hospital gears up for 'Main Event' The Women’s Council of the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation will host “The Main Event,” the hospital’s annual fundraising event at 6 p.m. Oct. 7, at the Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, and will include dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and entertainment. Titled “Dreams of Fall,” the aim of this year’s “The Main Event” is to raise funds for the purchase of digital mammography equipment at Verdugo Hills Hospital.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | December 26, 2013
Though much of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Miesha “Cupcake” Tate's rivalry has been fueled by harsh words, their final words at Thursday's the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas were rather pedestrian in comparison to the past. With UFC 168 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas headlined by middleweight champion Chris Weidman's rematch against Anderson Silva and those two taking center stage, along with the always entertaining Josh Barnett stealing the show, Rousey and Tate very much stuck to their guns without a whole lot of histrionics accompanying them.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | October 19, 2013
This is the third in a series of articles examining the experiences of local fighters and coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter,” whether in past seasons or the current. The current season, “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” airs Wednesdays on Fox Sports 1, featuring Glendale-trained champion Ronda Rousey. On a rare night in which his training schedule doesn't conflict and Sevak Magakian finds himself in front of the television, he'll tune into “The Ultimate Fighter.” In the fall of 2010, Glendale's Magakian was on the other side of the small screen, though, as part of the 12th season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which pitted rivals Georges St. Pierre, still the Ultimate Fighting Championships welterweight champion, and then-challenger Josh Koscheck as opposing coaches.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
In the afterglow of the historic and riveting UFC 157 main event Saturday night in Anaheim, Ronda Rousey's grim prefight demeanor had drastically turned into a winning smile. With Rousey, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club, and opponent Liz Carmouche entering the Ultimate Fighting Championship's octagon for the first-ever women's fight, Rousey emerged just the same as she always has in her mixed-martial-arts career - with her hands raised in victory. “I don't know how many adjectives I have right now,” said Rousey of her emotions at the postfight press conference Saturday not long after she defended her UFC women's bantamweight title.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2013
For those who have followed the promising boxing career of Art "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan, they have come to expect a couple things - an all-out, entertaining fight and some bumps in the road to stardom. Now 31, the Glendale slugger remains unbeaten, but a slew of injuries and fight cancellations have impeded his progress. The latest setback was when opponent Logan McGuinness was forced to pull out of their bout - for a possible World Boxing Assn. contendership and the North American Boxing Assn.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 16, 2013
GLENDALE - On a sunny, sleepy Saturday morning, all looks calm outside the Glendale Fighting Club. But a closer look inside the windowed walls of the Brand Blvd. training center reveals a bustling gym housing a pair of fighters putting in the final preparations for what are arguably the most monumental bouts in their burgeoning careers. Taking center stage is Ronda Rousey, the first-ever and newly crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion. Rousey, an undefeated phenom inside the cage and fast-rising superstar outside of it, will headline Saturday's UFC 157 “Rousey vs. Carmouche” pay-per-view on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim in the organization's first-ever women's bout.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 23, 2013
Nothing ever seems to go as it's supposed to when it comes to the burgeoning boxing career of Art "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan. Long hampered throughout his unbeaten career by injuries - in large part due to his hard-hitting style in the gym - and untimely fight cancellations, Hovhannisyan was set to face Logan McGuinness in the main event of Showtime's “Showbox” series on Feb. 22 from the Morongo Casino in Cabazon. But, McGuinness is out, according to Hovhannisyan's manager, George Bastmajyan.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 10, 2013
Thus far, Art "Lionheart" Hovhannisyan's road to boxing glory has been a bumpy one, slowed by a myriad of injuries and bout cancellations. Still, the action fighter with an unbeaten record finds himself poised once more to knock down the door of opportunity and become a title contender. Hovhannisyan is slated to fight Logan McGuinness on Feb. 22 in a “Shobox” main event with a possible World Boxing Assn. championship bout as the winner's prize. “We cannot be fighting the Joe Schmoes anymore,” said George Bastmajyan, Hovhannisyan's manager and cut man. “We need a career-defining fight.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
BURBANK - When Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White speaks, people tend to listen. It's hard not to, often times. There's rarely a topic he shies away from and he's not afraid of saying something controversial. And one person he doesn't seem to tire of talking about is Ronda Rousey, the newly christened and first-ever UFC women's bantamweight champion. The fact that Rousey rarely hesitates to say what's on her mind - among myriad more characteristics that have many calling her a fighter that's the total package - is likely a reason White so quickly warmed up to the prospects of Rousey headlining February's UFC 157 event.
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By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com | October 22, 2012
With an ear-splitting roar, hundreds of motorcyclists cruised down San Fernando Road on Sunday morning for the 29th Love Ride. Organizers billed the annual event as the longest continually running motorcycle rally in the country “and maybe the world,” in the words of founder Oliver Shokouh. Shokouh, the owner of Glendale Harley-Davidson, started the event in 1984. Participants began arriving as early as 5:30 a.m., with hundreds on hand by 7:30 a.m. to catch the music of Strawberry Alarm Clock, which delighted the leather-and-tattoo set with the 1960s anthem “Incense and Peppermints.” Those who continued on to the main event in Castaic Lake were treated to performances from George Thorogood & The Destroyers - whose 90-minute set included “Bad to the Bone” and selections from his new album - and Canned Heat.
THE818NOW
October 19, 2012
Love will rumble on the open road this weekend. The 29th annual Love Ride will kick off at Harley Davidson of Glendale at 7:15 a.m. Sunday with a performance by Strawberry Alarm Clock before bikers jump on their motorcycles and rumble to the main event in Castaic Lake. The Love Ride, founded in 1984 by Oliver Shokouh - owner of the local Harley-Davidson dealership - will benefit the USO this year, which provides support and morale-boosting programs and services to military troops and their families.
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