Most professional MMA fighters join a professional fight camp or MMA gym to help them prepare for fights. Training at a top MMA gym has a huge advantage. They have access to multi-disciplinary coaching, and they get to train with some other top fighters from around the world. World-class gyms produce world-class fighters.
Here are the best MMA gyms in the world today in no particular order.
Located in San Diego, Alliance MMA houses some of the best fighters in the world. The gym was founded in 2007 by UFC fighter Brandon Vera. The gym hosts fighters from top promotions such as UFC, Bellator and almost every major fighting organization. Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz calls Alliance MMA his home.
Located in Long Island, New York, Longo and Weidman MMA is one of the top gyms in the United States. Ray Longo is the owner and head instructor at Law MMA. Chris Weidman is the most famous fighter to come out of this gym.
Kings MMA is located in Huntington Beach, California, is one of the best MMA gyms in the world. The gym itself is headed by Rafael Cordeiro, who has won “Coach of the year” awards. Many Brazilian superstars such as Fabricio Werdum and Lyoto Machida train at Kings.
Team Alpha Male
Team Alpha Male is famous for producing some of the top Bantamweight, Featherweight and Lightweight contenders in the world. Former UFC fighter Urijah Faber created Team Alpha Male in 2004, which is located in Sacramento, California. UFC fighters such as Chad Mendes and Cody Garbrandt call Team Alpha Male home.
Roufusport martial arts is one of the top MMA gyms in the world, and it is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Former world champion fighter Anthony Pettis, and new UFC fighter CM Punk train at this gym.
SBG Ireland is home to UFC legend Conor McGregor. It was founded by John Kavanagh and boasts some of the top fighters from UFC, Bellator and even Cage Warriors. SBG Ireland has grown to become one of the top European MMA gyms in the world.
Jackson wink MMA gym is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and houses some of the top fighters in the world. Jon Jones, who some might argue is the world’s best fighter, calls Jackson-Wink MMA his home. Other fighters such as Holly Holm, who famously was the first to beat Ronda Rousey, also train at this gym.
Located in San Jose, California AKA or the American Kickboxing Academy is home to multiple championship fighters and widely regarded as one of the best MMA gyms in the world. The gym was created in the 1980s by Javier Mendez and boasts of UFC world champions such as Daniel Cormier and the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC Performance Institute is the global destination in high performance for MMA. It is a $14 million, 30,000-square foot facility that serves as the world's finest Mixed Martial Arts multi-disciplinary research, innovation and performance center. Since opening its state-of-the-art facility in 2017, the UFC has welcomed its rostered athletes to train for free.
The UFC Performance Institute makes it a priority to promote the health, well-being, and injury reduction of fighters. Supporting MMA fighters to deliver unbelievable performances is the fundamental operation of the UFC Performance Institute. Recovery and regeneration is often the restrictive factor in a fighter’s performance, and the ability to recover both physically and mentally is vital. The UFC Performance Institute acknowledges the critical role that talent augmentation plays in fighter development.