Today, at the MMA LAB, two very deserving young men were promoted to Brown Belt. Tyler Rolland and Luis Ordonez have been long time members at the LAB, and are part of the fabric of our team.
Both guys have been a great help to us through the years, training with our Elite Team, traveling with fighters, and teaching classes. They are always ready to help do whatever needs to be done to help the team, and they are, pure and simple, monsters on the mat.
Thank you to both Tyler and Luis, our family would not be what it is without your love for the sport, and your dedication to the team….Congratulations!
Luis, Benson, and Tyler after the promotion
The team after the promotion on Monday
Jordan Johnson went to Long Beach, CA last weekend to compete in the No-Gi World Championships and came home with the Gold medal! Jordan, an undefeated MMA fighter and Lab Elite member, is an excellent grappler, and was very impressive as he steam rolled through his bracket. Jordan has become part of what makes our team at the Lab tick, and we are so happy that he had such a fantastic performance. Way to go Jordan, excited for the future!
Adel Altamimi, Benson Henderson, Jordan Johnson
UFC fighter Jon Tuck and XFC Champion Scott Holtzman show us an omo plata with a choke at the end. Thank you to both of these great guys for taking the time to show us some stuff.
Tonight, after a fun class at the MMA Lab, six young men were promoted to Blue Belt. We are so proud of these guys, and feel very lucky to have them as part of our team. Congratulations boys, well earned!
Front Row (L to R): Greg Barkley, John Squire, Charles Albaugh
Back Row (L to R): Bryan Barberena, Alex Arredondo, Trevor Smith
We are so pleased to congratulate Joe “Diesel” Riggs on his victory at Bellator 106. Joe was invited to participate in Bellator MMA’s first reality show, FightMaster, and he was amazing. Winning fight after fight, he advanced to the finals against tough opponent, Mike Bronzoulis. Joe was dominant is his victory and took home the inaugural Fight Master title. Joe is an exceptioinal athlete and teammate, and we are so happy to have him as part of our family. Congratulations Joe, we are very proud of you!