Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an intense and evolving combat sport in which competitors use different forms of fighting that include jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and others to their strategic and tactical advantage in a supervised match.
List of Notable MMA Champions & Fighters Who Have Trained Extensively At The Academy
Matt Serra - Renzo Gracie Black Belt & Former UFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Chris Weidman - CURRENT UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
Georges St.Pierre - RETIRED AS UFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Rafael "Sapo" Natal - Renzo Gracie Academy Professor & UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT
Rory MacDonald - UFC WELTERWEIGHT #1 CONTENDER
Gunnar Nelson - Renzo Gracie Black Belt & UFC WELTERWEIGHT
Roy Nelson - Renzo Gracie Black Belt & UFC HEAVYWEIGHT