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American Top Team (ATT) is one of the primary teams in mixed martial arts. The gym was founded by Dan Lambert who brought in former members of Brazilian Top Team Marcus "Conan" Silveira, Marcelo Silveira and Ricardo Liborio, but there is no formal affiliation between the two teams.[1] ATT's main academy is in Coconut Creek, Florida but has academies throughout the United States. ATT features professional fighters who have competed in many major promotions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), PRIDE Fighting Championships, DREAM, K-1, Strikeforce, and Bellator.[2] American Top Team-Coconut Creek not only trains the world's top Mixed Martial Arts athletes, but also offer membership classes to children and adults in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Wrestling and MMA.[3]

American Top Team
American Top Team (logo).jpg
Founded byDan Lambert
Primary trainersMike Brown
Conan Silveira
Din Thomas
Steve Mocco
Current titleholdersAmanda Nunes UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion (2016, 2018)
Kyoji Horiguchi Rizin Bantamweight Champion and Bellator Bantamweight Champion (2017, 2019)
Past titleholdersDustin Poirier UFC Interim Lightweight Champion (2019)
Robbie Lawler UFC Welterweight Champion (2014-2016)
Joanna Jędrzejczyk UFC Women's Strawweight Champion (2015-2017)
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship (2010)
Daniel Mason-Straus Bellator Featherweight Champion (2015-2017)
Mike Thomas Brown WEC Featherweight Champion (2008-2009)
Brian Bowles WEC Bamtamweight Champion (2009-2010) Middleweight (155 lb or 70 kg) Grand Prix champion (K-1 HERO's 2006, 2007)
Kenny Garner M-1 Global Heavyweight Champion
Antônio Silva Heavyweight (205-265 lb or 93-120 kg) (Elite XC 2008)
Jeff Monson Heavyweight (205-265 lb/93-120 kg) (Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion 2004)
Lightweight (154 lb or 70 kg) Grand Prix Champion (ZST - Japan 2004)
Denis Kang Middleweight (185 lb or 84 kg) (Spirit MC 2004)
Jorge Santiago SENGOKU Middleweight Champion (SENGOKU 2009) Middleweight World Victory Road Tournament Champion
(SENGOKU 2008) (185 lb or 84 kg) Tournament Champion (Strikeforce 2007)
Prominent fighters
Antônio Silva (Strikeforce, UFC)
Mike Thomas Brown (UFC)
Tyron Woodley (UFC)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC)
Jorge Masvidal (UFC)
Alessio Sakara (Bellator MMA, UFC)
Gleison Tibau (UFC)
(Bellator, UFC)
Cole Miller
Glover Teixeira (UFC)
Amanda Nunes (UFC)
Kayla Harrison (PFL)

Thiago Alves (UFC)
Wilson Gouveia (UFC)
Will Brooks (UFC)
Douglas Lima (Bellator MMA)
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (Bellator MMA)

Bobby Lashley (Bellator MMA)
Yoel Romero (UFC)
Colby Covington (UFC)
Andrei Arlovski (UFC)
Dustin Poirier (UFC)
Thiago Santos (UFC)
Training facilitiesCoconut Creek, Florida, United States



American Top Team was founded in 2001 by Dan Lambert and Ricardo Liborio, whose vision was to build a world class training facility where MMA fighters could get all of their training under one roof, similar to the Brazilian Top Team gym previously founded by Liborio in Rio de Janeiro.[4] A businessman by trade and Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiast, Lambert oversaw American Top Team as it became one of the top MMA training facilities and martial arts academies in the world.[5] Headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, American Top Team has produced numerous MMA world champions and highly notable competitors, and is widely considered one of the top MMA facilities in the world, winning the Best Gym category at the World MMA Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018. There are currently 40 American Top Team affiliates worldwide representing the ATT banner.

Notable Students & AlumnaeEdit


  • World MMA Awards
    • 2016 Gym of the Year[6]
    • 2017 Gym of the Year[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "How American Top Team's owner and an ex-matchmaker almost bought the UFC". MMAjunkie. 2016-07-23. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ "UFC, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) News, Results, Fighting". Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  3. ^ "MMA Gym and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu | American Top Team". American Top Team. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  4. ^ "The History of American Top Team Part 1: Roots of Fight". FOX Sports. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. ^ "World MMA Awards 2017 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  6. ^ "World MMA Awards 2017 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  7. ^ "World MMA Awards 2018 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-07-05.

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