Based in Singapore, Evolve Mixed Martial Arts is Asia’s premier brand of MMA academies. Evolve ranks among the best academies in the world for Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. With over 850 years of championship experience and 51 instructors, the Evolve Instructor Team is the largest and most experienced team in Asia.
Evolve has the most world champions for any gym in the world with 9 Bjj blackbets, numerous former Lumpinee Champions and state of the art facilities, Evolve MMA is no doubt, the finest mixed martial arts gym in Asia.
There are currently two Evolve MMA campuses in Singapore, POMO and Far East Square. Evolve MMA is affiliated to both the Renzo Gracie Academy and Sityodtong Muay Thai. There is also an Evolve gym in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil and Chatri Sityodtong has stated that he wants to open an Evolve MMA camp in every major Asian city.
Evolve MMA has been featured on CNN, ESPN, StarSports, New York Times, Channel NewsAsia, Straits Times, Reuters, Yahoo! Sports, MSN, Sherdog, MMAWeekly,MiddleEasy, Men’s Health, Shape, China Post, Times of India, Jakarta Globe, Business Times, Gracie Magazine, and other media publications.
In December 2011 Chatri Sityodtong was named byMSN as being one of the best head coaches in the world alongside the likes of Greg Jackson, Pep Guardiola, and Jose Mourinho. In September 2011, CNN described Evolve MMA as Asia’s number one-ranked MMA-training organization.
Evolve MMA has also been described as ‘the top MMA camp in Asia’ by several top mma websites. Former UFC middleweight champion, Rich Franklin described it as the best camp he had ever trained at. Many sports writers also stated that ‘Evolve MMA out of Singapore is already shooting up the ranks as one of the best teams in the world.’
In 2010 Rafael Dos Anjos told Fighter’s Only Magazine that ‘In fighting, you are only as good as your team and I have one of the best teams in the world at Evolve MMA’.
After successfully defending his title at the 2011 DREAM New Year’s Eve event, DREAM World Champion Shinya Aoki declared that ‘Evolve MMA is the No. 1 MMA camp in Asia’. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Renzo Gracie has said that, “Evolve is the best MMA school in Asia and has the highest quality instruction in the world.”
The most high-profile members of the Evolve Fight Team are DREAM Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki and UFC lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos.
Other high profile visitors to Evolve MMA includeRenzo Gracie, Greg Jackson, Roger Gracie, Yodtong Senanan, Saenchai Sor. Kingstar, Matt Hume, Kyra Gracie and many more. Other prominent fighters on the Evolve Fight Team include Total Combat Champion Eddie Ng, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira, BJJ World ChampionLeandro Issa, WBA Boxing World Champion Yodsanan Sityodtong, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn, Muay Thai World Champion Attachai Fairtex, Muay Thai World Champion Orono Wor Petchpun, Muay Thai World Champion Lamnanmmoon Sor Sumalee, etc.
ONE Fighting Championship announced on July 14, 2011 that it had added multiple Evolve MMA fighters to its roster, including Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn, Eddie Ng, Zorobabel Moreira, Yodsanan Sityodtong, Mitch Chilson, Leandro Issa, Orono Wor Petchpun, Radeem Rahman and Yoddecha Sityodtong.
Five members of the Evolve Fight Team fought and won on the card at ONE Fighting Championship: Champion vs. Champion at the 12,000 capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium on September 3, 2011. Phil Baroni and Gregor Gracie both prepared for their fights at ONE Fighting Championship: Champion vs. Champion at Evolve MMA and Renzo Gracie flew in to help coach the Evolve Fight Team with Chatri Sityodtong.
In 2011, DREAM World Champion Shinya Aoki successfully defended his title four times against Satoru Kitaoka, Rob McCullough, Rich Clementi, and Lyle Beerbohm. Other fighters from the Evolve Fight Team successfully competed and won at Ultimate Fighting Championship,DREAM, ONE Fighting Championship.
Four members of the Evolve Fight Team are scheduled to compete in One FC 3: War of the Lions on March 31st at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore. Former world boxing champion, Yodsanan Sityodtong will go up against a very tough Chinese fighter, Jian Long Yun, the first female mma fighter in Singapore, Nicole Chua will be fighting Jeet Toshi, a national kickboxing champion, BJJ world champion Fabricio Monteiro will be making his One FC debut against Japanese mma icon, Yuya Shirai and another BJJ world champion Zorobabel Moreira will go up against a very durable Felipe Enomoto for the main event of the evening.
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