Check out Mike Thomas’s fight from last night’s Xtreme Caged Combat MMA event - then read below for the interesting back-story on his opponent.
Mike’s opponent spent about 2 months training at Paramount BJJ around 1.5 yrs ago, and expressed an interest in fighting MMA. He left however, after being told that he could not fight until he improved his ground game.
The moral of the story: Listen to your coaches! If they have proven results, you must trust their judgement and follow their instructions!
A last minute addition to the schedule, the 2012 Grapplers Quest “World Championships” was held Dec. 8 in Asbury Park, NJ. Team Lloyd Irvin PA medal chasers Mike Thomas and Phil Mento made the trip for one last event before 2013.
MMA fighter Mike Thomas finished with Double Gold, winning both matches in Intermediate No Gi by submission (flying armbar, choke from the back). He then won blue belt welterweight, both matches via points.
This would be Phil Mento‘s first event as a blue belt, having recieved the belt just one week prior. He won his first match via brabo choke, and won his final 2-0 for the Gold.
Grapplers Quest provides a great opportunity for these athletes to work on their skill-sets in the lead-up to the 2013 IBJJF Majors- the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments on the planet and the one we have our sights set on- the Pan and the Mundial (Worlds).
For more info on Team Lloyd Irvin PA – Paramount BJJ click HERE.
For a professional kick boxer, the highest level of competition is at the K-1 championships. The K-1 tournament has hosted some of the most amazing fights and launched the careers of many UFC fighters, such as heavyweight Alistair Overeem.
Paramount Muay Thai instructor and pro fighter Justin Greskiewicz was recently added to the September 8, 2012 K-1 U.S. Grand Prix tournament, an honor bestowed him due to his #1 WBC ranking and willingness to fight anyone, anywhere.
Justin will be competing at 154lbs, which is about 10lbs OVER his normal weight class. But as with most true champions, Justin never lets an opportunity pass him by.
Come train with Justin at Paramount BJJ in Downingtown, PA for an entire month- FREE. Just click HERE.
When it comes to training for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) fights, Team Lloyd Irvin takes it very seriously. That’s not to say we don’t enjoy ourselves, but when it’s time to train it’s strictly business.
That’s why at Paramount BJJ we’ve spared no expense and equipped our facility with the very best in strength and conditioning equipment.
So now, in addition to National and World Champions teaching classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing and more, we’ve got:
- 18 foot climbing rope
- Schwinn Airdyne Bike
- Concept 2 Rower
- Platforms for plyometrics
- Olympic bar and bumper plates
- Resistance bands
- Much, much more
So if you’re serious about getting into great shape, competing at a high level in BJJ or MMA, or just having fun doing something to better your life, we’ve got ALL of the answers. Check us out to train for a Whole Month FREE
This past Friday night, Team Lloyd Irvin fighter Wilson Reis fought Cody Stevens in the main event at Philadelphia’s Matrix Fights MMA event. He won a lopsided unanimous decision to improve to 14-4 overall.
Wilson was at Paramount BJJ two weeks ago working with the students on some of his favorite techniques, and of course we were all there to support him.
Wilson came out immediately throwing combinations with his hands and even a nice high kick that was partially blocked by his opponent. Overwhelming Stevens with strikes Wilson dropped down and grabbed his legs, lifting him up and slamming him to the canvas.
On the ground Stevens was game but again over-matched, as Reis threw strikes and pressured to pass for the entire round. This sequence repeated itself until the third round when Wilson mounted and began throwing big elbows. Stevens hung out but lost the decision.
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Friday’s edition of the Daily Local News (based out of West Chester, PA) featured an article on Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, in Chester County. The article included information on and pictures from classes and MMA fighters at Paramount BJJ in Downingtown, PA.
The article pointed out the fact that unlike other local martial arts schools, Paramount BJJ holds classes in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Wrestling- all of the major disciplines of MMA.
Now YOU can train Mixed Martial Arts or any of the individual disciplines in Downingtown PA for a Whole Month FREE! Visit our website to learn more.
This weekend’s UFC 148 features one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport: The rematch between champion Anderson Silva and the man who almost beat him two years ago, Chael Sonnen.
But before that Team Lloyd Irvin’s Mike Easton will be fighting veteran Ivan Menjivar on the main card.
“The Hulk” currently stands at 12-1 (2-0 UFC) with wins over TUF Champion Jon Dodson, former WEC Champion Chase Beebe, and TUF veteran Josh Ferguson. His only loss came via ref stoppage after his fore arm was shattered by his opponents kick.
Easton is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and pushes a furious pace and has an unbreakable will, this is going to be a fantastic fight.
UFC 148 Main Card:
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen II
Forrest Griffin vs Tito Ortiz III
Cung Le vs Patrick Cote
Dyong Kim vs Demian Maia
Chad Mendes vs Cody Mckenzie
Mike Easton vs Ivan Menjivar
There are very few Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) schools that have produced more than one or two UFC fighters, and Team Lloyd Irvin is among these elite MMA Teams. Fighters on the UFC roster who are training with Team Lloyd Irvin include Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, Top Contender Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Mike Easton, Alexander Gustafson, Jeremy Stephens, and more.
And those are just the top tier athletes. At Team Lloyd Irvin schools like Paramount BJJ, BJJ United, Crazy 88 (and ALL the Team LI schools) the future superstars are honing their skills to become the next big name in the UFC.
UFC Champion Dominick Cruz with Lloyd Irvin (R)
Our objective is to find the “diamonds in the rough” and turn them into Champions using the very same system that got Dominick Cruz, Brandon Vera and the others into the UFC.
Paramount BJJ is the Team Lloyd Irvin training center for Chester County, PA. We provide quality instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and MMA. We’ll give you a Whole Month FREE just for stopping in to try us out. Click HERE for more info.