American Top Team

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, and there are affiliated 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
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Est.2001
Primary trainersMike Brown
Conan Silveira
Steve Mocco
Current titleholdersJorge Masvidal UFC Men's BMF Champion (2019)

Amanda Nunes UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion (2016, 2018)
Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champion (2014, 2016-2018, 2019)
Kyoji Horiguchi Rizin Bantamweight Champion and Bellator Bantamweight Champion (2017, 2019)

Scott Askham KSW Middleweight Champion (2018-)
Past titleholdersTyron Woodley UFC Welterweight Champion (2016-2019)
Dustin Poirier UFC Interim Lightweight Champion (2019)
Junior Dos Santos UFC Heavyweight Champion (2011-2012)
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)
Andrei Arlovski (UFC)
Dustin Poirier (UFC)
Thiago Santos (UFC)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (UFC)
Training facilitiesCoconut Creek, Florida, United States
Websitewww.americantopteam.com

HistoryEdit

Dan Lambert founded American Top Team in 2001. Their 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 co-founded by Liborio in Rio de Janeiro.[3] 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.[4] Headquartered in Coconut Creek, Florida, American Top Team has produced numerous MMA world champions and highly notable competitors. It is widely considered one of the top MMA facilities in the world, and it won 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 fightersEdit

AwardsEdit

  • World MMA Awards
    • 2016 Gym of the Year[5]
    • 2017 Gym of the Year[6]
    • 2018 Gym of the Year[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  3. ^ "The History of American Top Team Part 1: Roots of Fight". FOX Sports. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  4. ^ "World MMA Awards 2017 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. ^ "World MMA Awards 2017 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  6. ^ "World MMA Awards 2018 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  7. ^ "World MMA Awards 2019 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

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