Mixed Martial Arts

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Hundreds of Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters come to Phuket to train for their fights as there are some great gyms and trainers for students here. MMA has been called the deadliest fighting matches in the world. Muay Thai has been called the deadliest style of fighting in the world. That might not be entirely true, seems like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu could be more deadly, based on the number of wins by fighters in the MMA using it.

Regardless, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Phuket has reached epic audiences and is growing all the time.

Muay Thai skills can help in MMA fights or any sort of fight because the blows are just so devastating. MMA fighters realize this and come from all over the world to train with some of the best Muay Thai fighters and trainers in Thailand. The training for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Phuket includes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling moves, sparring, strikes (western boxing and Thai boxing) and of course intense conditioning.

With the rise of MMA, Thailand has become one of the popular spot for training for so many reasons, some of which mentioned above; but another one is because it’s just so cheap to live here long-term and train. Cost of living here is quite cheap compared to other places overseas, and the boxing gyms offer ridiculously low room and board options for fighters.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Phuket camps and gym programs are popular – they offer intense training and instruction at reasonable prices for a short time; or participants can usually stay on for some time after the program if they wish.

There are a number of camps to choose from; here are a couple of them:
- MMA Phuket is located at the Tiger Muay Thai gym in Phuket. This is the most famous gym in Phuket. Brian Ebersole is the head trainer. Brian’s record in MMA is 65 fights and 49 wins. He has never been knocked out in all those fights!
- Maximum Fitness Phuket has a gym in Kathu where they focus on many kinds of training, MMA and Muay Thai being just a part of what they do.
- Phuket Top Team Gym has a 3-month BJJ certification available for about 29,000 THB. They train a number of MMA champions, and are also one of the top centers in Phuket and all of Thailand.

* As you can see we do not have any location on this page yet. We are sorry for the inconvenience and assure you that we will list them as soon as we have done our research on their availability and quality. *

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