After the explosion of “No Rules” fighting in the early 1990’s with the debut of UFC and Royce Gracie’s victories in the Octagon, the public perception of what works “for real” in a fight was completely altered over night. This spawned a new age of development in martial arts as a whole by breaking traditions and cross training multiple styles of combat. This also caused an outburst of smaller events, now called the politically safe name of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world wide. People all over the United States were quickly becoming known as some of the most skilled fighters in the world. Today, MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. With over a decade of professional MMA experience, it's no surprise students are seeking Nick Catone's Mixed Martial Arts to be their home as they prepare themselves to become amateur and professional MMA fighters. These specialized adult MMA classes is for the person who has aspirations to one day join our professional and amateur fight team, These classes are taught by our academy's head instructor and 8 time UFC veteran, Coach Nick Catone along with some of our Professional fighters at NCMMA. This intermediate to advanced classes consists of drills and live training in all the aspects of MMA. Striking combinations, combinations to takedowns, takedowns on and off the cage, clinch-work, submission grappling, ground & pound and more. Students who wish to participate in these classes or become a fighter should enroll in our All Access Membership, which covers all our programs and disciplines at NCMMA and inform Nick of their goals to become a fighter and begin their training. After ample time to evaluate, Nick will invite you to attend MMA & Sparring classes at the Academy. We believe that your house is only as solid as your foundation and that process begins with basic classes. Coach Nick will make exceptions in his discretion in certain instances. headgear, shinguards, boxing gloves, wrestling shoes, & MMA gloves will be used in this class.    


You'll see some of the best fighters in the world like Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez, Edson Barboza, Corey Anderson, Paul Felder, Jimy Hettes, Marlon Moraes, Frankie Perez all training at Nick Catone MMA on a weekly basis. Other names that have been in to train at NCMMA are names like Mike Chandler, Dan Miller, Jim Miller, Rafael Natal, Akira Corrasani, Philippe Novar, Justin Geathje, Pat Curran, Timur Valiev, Mike King, Jake Collier, Ryan Benoit, Carmelo Marrero, Jake Butler, Hakeem Dawodu, Dustin Ortiz, Andrew Sanchez, Jimmie Rivera and more..... Group Pic



NCMMA Fighters


CFFC Bantamweight Ricky Bandejas 8-1

UFC Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson 10-2

UFC Lightweight Frankie Perez 10-3

ROC Bantamweight Cody Mooney 3-2

ROC Bantamweight Rob Jimenez 1-1

CFFC Flyweight Champ Sean Santella 16-5

CFFC Flyweight Claudio Ledesma 11-7

CFFC Lightweight Corey Menafra 1-2

CFFC Flyweight Santo Curatolo 0-0

CFFC Featherweight BJ Young 0-0



162lb Justin Barowski 4-0 (Asylum Champion)

155lb Champ Nate Fultz 4-1 (Dead Serious Champion)

147b Champ Matt Firneno 6-0 (Dead Serious Champion)

141lbs Paul Capaldo 4-0 (ROC Champion)

135lbs Kyle Wherhahhn 3-1

141lbs Jair Sanchez 2-1

182lbs Jess Pew 3-4

126lbs Jennie D'Acquisto 2-3

141lbs Cole Cameron 2-0