Status: Former ONE Athlete
Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Armen Petrosyan is originally from Armenia, but joined his family in Italy at the age of 13, fleeing conflict and instability in his home country. Petrosyan was a restless child, and tried many martial arts including boxing, karate, and judo in search of an outlet for his energy, but could not find one that he truly loved.
All that would change when he discovered kickboxing at 15 years old, as he knew right away he had found his life’s passion. Just four years later, Petrosyan became the WPKC Italian Champion, and captured the MTA European Championship the following year. In 2013, he became a World Champion for the very first time with a TKO win, and has since captured many more major World Titles while racking up highlight-reel knockouts.
Petrosyan moved to Milan in 2015 to open his own gym. Team Leone Petrosyan, alongside his brother Giorgio, who is considered one of the greatest kickboxers of all time. Now on the global stage of ONE Championship, Petrosyan is looking to make an immediate impact in ONE Super Series, and follow in his brother’s footsteps to become among the best and most recognizable faces in the world of striking.