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Newbreed Ultimate Challenge: Accepted

Saturday, October 17th: MMA Institute students will compete in the Virginia State Championship grappling tournament here in Richmond.  Competitors to watch:

  • Ben Allen
  • Brian Nielson
  • Andron Wright
  • Brian Rich
  • Kyle Clinch
  • Chris Meyst
  • Josh Cosby
  • Roberto Ford
  • Olander Washington
  • Jason Cattie
  • Ahmad Hicks
  • Chelsea McCoy
  • Robert Leso
  • Scott Luberto
  • Waleed Sami
  • David Gladfelter
  • Mauricio Acuna
  • Reginald Booker

Time for the Professionals

MMA Institute's pro fighters are making their way to the cage.  Will you be there to see how our professionals get the job done?

October 10th - Shaun Spath will be fighting in the Elite Warrior Challenge

Professional MMA Institute Fighter 

October 24th - George Sheppard will be fighting on Shogun

MMA Institute Professional mixed martial artist 

November 7th - Odyssey Fights featuring Michael Lawrence, D'Juan Owens, and making their professional debuts Dashawn Boatwright and Tevin Cooke

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MMA Institute professional mixed martial artist Mixed Martial Arts Professional Fighter


New to Kettlebells?

For all new students who are interested in taking the kettlebell classes, be sure to attend the introductory kettlebell workshop on Saturday, September 26th.  Learning how to perform the techniques correctly is essential to benefit from the class exercises.  The program is designed specifically to improve the explosive strength and mobility of mixed martial artists.  Sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot! 

Fire and Ice: We're bringing the Fire

Saturday, September 19th: MMA Institute fighters will be competing at the upcoming event "Fire and Ice" in Winchester, VA.  Shaun Spath will be making his professional debut after 9 wins as an amateur including a championship belt.  Tripp Ford will be stepping into the cage for the very first time as he makes his amateur debut.

Heading to Panama

This Saturday, September 12th, Conquest MMA at the Riu Hotel in Panama City, Panama will be featuring Richmond's own MMA Institute fighters.  We are sending two of our professional fighters: Brian Nielson and Terrell Hobbs and two of our amateur fighters: Tevin Cooke and Ahmad Hicks.  The fights are set to stream live at