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NICK CATONE – Owner / Head Instructor

Nick graduated in 2004 from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ where he wrestled his last 4 years. Nick started his career at Rutgers University with 24 wins as a true freshman and the following year he transferred to Rider University. Nick had over 100 career NCAA Division I wins and he continued to wrestle at Rider after he graduated to train for his upcoming MMA fights. He currently holds a black belt rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the guidance of legendary 4th degree BJJ black belt and UFC veteran, Ricardo Almeida. Nick’s Jiu-Jitsu training began in 2005 and his first professional (MMA) mixed martial arts fight was in May 2007.  After fighting in the local MMA events with an undefeated record of 6-0 (five first round finishes), he became the middleweight champion for Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat. In 2008, Nick received an opportunity to sign a multiple fight deal with the world’s largest fight organization with the UFC ® – Ultimate Fighting Championship and debuted his UFC career on February 7, 2009 with a submission win against Derek Downey at the sun dome in Tampa, Florida. In addition to training full-time for the UFC, Nick dedicates himself coaching and instructing at his 8,000 square foot state of the art training facility in his hometown, Brick NJ.

Professional Mixed Martial Arts Career

  • Professional MMA Record 10-4
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • UFC Veteran With 8 Fights In The Famous “Octagon”
  • 3 Wins By Submission
  • 3 Wins By Tko
  • Won His UFC Debut By Via Submission
  • Naga World’s 2007 Champ No-Gi Expert Division
  • Undefeated Professional Grappling Record
  • Ring Of Combat Middleweight Champion
  • Retired from the UFC after his win in NJ against Tom Watson in 2015.

Rider University Wrestling

  • 2X NCAA Div. I Conference Champion 2001, 2004
  • 2X NCAA Div. I National Qualifier 2001, 2004
  • Ranked As High As 7th In The Nation At 184 lbs in 2004
  • 101 Career Ncaa Division I Wins
  • 34-4 Record in 2004, his Senior Season
  • Hold The All-Time Single Dual Meet Season Takedown Record at Rider University With (100) Dual Meet Takedowns, Old Record (65)
  • Beast of the East Champion 2004
  • Southern Scuffle Champion 2004
  • Male Athlete Of The Year, Rider University 2004 (Wrestling)
  • Four Year Letterman, NCAA Div.1
  • Captain 2003-2004 Season

Brick Memorial High School Wrestling

  • 4th In The State of New Jersey 1999
  • 4X District 23 Finalist 1996,1997,1998,1999
  • 2X District 23 Champion 1998,1999
  • Districk 23 Outstanding Wrestler 1999
  • 2X Region 6 Finalist 1998,1999
  • Region 6 Champion 1999
  • 102 Career Wins
  • 4 Year Letterman
  • Captain 1998-1999 Season
  • Member Of Brick Memorial High School Wrestling Hall of Fame

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BRIAN BLUE – Strength & Conditioning Coach

Brian uses his experience as a collegiate athlete, along with several years in the athletic training field to provide high caliber sports fitness training for youth athletes. Brian believes athletes should “train hard and train smart,” a philosophy that helps him push athletes to their limits and beyond. He knows that discipline and hard work are the foundation of athletic success. His knowledge and experience create a safe and effective atmosphere in which athletes can excel. Brian has worked with athletes of all ages and has gotten outstanding results. He has trained and assisted many top-performing athletes in the Toms River area, as well as having worked with many collegiate athletes. His experience working as a manager in a large fitness facility allows him to bring a unique perspective to his dealings with both athletes and parents. His client service experience allows him to better communicate with parents and athletes, thereby making the goal-setting and education process more enjoyable and more productive.

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FRANK SAVANNAH – Boxing Instructor

  • Inducted into the NJ Boxing Hall of Fame November 2013
  • Inducted into the NJ MMA Hall of Fame December 2015
  • US. National Team Member
  • 3x Diamond gloves Champ
  • 2x Northeast region Champ
  • 3x National Pal Champ
  • 4x NJ Golden Gloves Champ
  • 1991 National Golden Gloves champ
  • Fought on USA. MSG and ESPN
  • Professional Boxing Record of 15-1-1

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PAUL CRISCUOLO – Boxing Instructor

  • Amatuer Boxing Record of 54-1
  • Trained by former USA assistant Olympic Boxing Team Coach Franklin LaValle
  • Trained at the former Lakewood PBA Boxing Club
  • Training partner of “Irish” Teddy Mann (NJ Boxing Hall of Fame Middleweight)
  • 20+ years experience teaching boxing and fitness boxing to students of all levels and ages.

Sean Santella – BJJ & MMA Instructor

1st Degree BJJ Black Belt

15-5-1 Professional MMA record

Former Ring of Combat Champion

Former CFFC Champion


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FRANKIE PEREZ – Muay Thai & Jiu Jitsu Instructor

  • 9-2 Professional MMA record
  • Made UFC debut January 2015
  • Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
  • 7-2 Amateur MMA career record
  • 2-0 Amateur Muay Thai career record
  • Grapplers Quest Champion
  • 2013 Naga Champion

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RICH “Wolverine” BRATTOLE – Muay Thai Instructor

  • 15-2 Amateur Muay Thai Record
  • 7 wins by KO
  • WKA New York State Middleweight Champ
  • 4 x Warriors Cup Middleweight Champ
  • Competed in two historical Muay Thai events including Take-On Productions “Muay Thai at The Mecca”, the first ever Muay Thai event at Madison Square Garden and Take-On Productions
  • “Battle at Bally’s”, The first full rules Muay Thai event in Atlantic City.
  • Graduated from Rutgers University Newark with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice

Marlon Moraes – Muay Thai Instructor & MMA Instructor

  • Current WSOF Bantamweight Champion
  • #7 Bantamweight in the world
  • Black Rank in Muay Thai
  • BJJ Brown Belt
  • 15- 4 Professional MMA Record
  • 2x Muay Thai National Champion

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ROB JIMENEZ – Jiu Jitsu & Wrestling Instructor

  • 125-25 Career HS Wrestling Record
  • 1x Region Champ
  • 3X District Champ
  • 3x NJ HS State Place Winner (Wrestling)
  • 4th @ Senior Nationals
  • Wrestled at Rutgers University and Delaware Valley College
  • 1 career Amateur Boxing fight
  • 3-0 career Amateur MMA record
  • 1-0 career Pro MMA record
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

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Corey Anderson – MMA & Boxing Instructor

Corey Anderson – MMA & Boxing Instructor Currently ranked #12 in the world at Light-Heavyweight Coach Corey Anderson has a 7-1 Professional career record and is currently ranked #12 in the world in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division. He was revealed as one of the cast members of the nineteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, coached by Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn, on March 25, 2014. In the elimination rounds to determine who got into the TUF house, Anderson fought and defeated Kelly Anundson by unanimous decision after two rounds. He was then chosen as the first pick for Team Edgar’s light heavyweights. In the quarter-finals, Anderson fought Team Penn’s Josh Clark. Anderson utilized his wrestling to control the majority of the bout, resulting in a majority decision win. Anderson next fought fellow Team Edgar teammate, Patrick Walsh, in the semi-finals. He defeated Walsh by unanimous decision to secure his spot ate the finale. Corey faced Matt Van Buren in the light heavyweight finals on July 6, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. He quickly won the bout via TKO just 61 seconds into the first round to become the light heavyweight tournament winner. His 61 second first round TKO marked the fastest finish ever to the finale of The Ultimate Fighter show.

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Claudio Ledesma – BJJ & MMA Instructor

  • BJJ Black Belt
  • 11-6 Professional MMA Record
  • ROC, Bellator, CFFC Veteran

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Edson Barboza – Muay Thai Instructor

  • UFC Lightweight 16-4 Professional MMA Record
  • 25 – 3 Professional Kickboxing Record (22 by Knockout)
  • 2012 Knockout of the Year (MMA)
  • Fight of the night 6x with UFC
  • Ranked #8 in the world
  • Muay Thai World Champion
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Black Rank in Muay Thai
  • BJJ Purple Belt