ULTIMATE MMA COMPETITION TEAM

The Competition Team at Ultimate MMA Training Center is combined of both Professional and Amatuer MMA fighters, as well as Gi and NoGi grappling competitors. We encourgage all of our students to compete in order to advance in their skill level. Here is a list of the Team of Ultimate MMA.

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ANDREW CALANDRELLI

  • 1st Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 6-2 Pro MMA Fighter
  • Current 2-0 Bellator Fighting Championships Fighter
  • USKBA North East MMA Champion
  • 2002 NAGA Battle at the Beach Champion
  • 2003 Grapplers Quest US National Champion
  • 2003 NAGA North American Grappling Expert Div. Champion
  • 2006 Grapplers Quest US Nationals Champion
  • 2012 NAGA New York Expert Division Champion
  • 2012 NAGA Northeast Expert Division Champion
  • Former Undefeated Amateur Boxer

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EMMANUEL DEJESUS

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 2008 NAGA Adult Flyweight Bronze Medallist
  • 2008 Massachusetts State Adult Featherweight Champion
  • 2008 NAGA New England Adult Flyweight Champion
  • 2008 Grapplers Quest Adult Flyweight Champion
  • 2009 IBJJF No-Gi Pan American Bronze Medallist
  • 2009 IBJJF NY International Adult Light Featherweight Gold Medallist
  • 2009 IBJJF NoGi Pan Ams Adult Light FW Purple Belt Bronze Medallist
  • 2010 NAGA Lightweight Brown & Black Belt Champion
  • 2010 Grapplers Quest Beast Of The East 5 LW Brown Belt Silver Medallist
  • 2010 IBJJF Pan Ams Adult Light Featherweight Brown Belt Silver Medallist
  • 2010 IBJJF NY International Open Adult FW Brown Belt Bronze Medallist
  • 2010 Grapplers Quest Europa Lightweight Black Belt Division Champion

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BLAIR TUGMAN

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
  • 5-3 Pro MMA Fighter
  • BoDog Fight Veteran
  • 2007 Abu Dhabi Worlds Veteran
  • AAU Freestyle Grand National Champion
  • 2X Top 10 Finish at Freestyle Junior Nationals
  • 5X Team NJ Freestyle Member
  • 4X NJ Freestyle State Champion
  • 3X NJ Scholastic State Place Finisher
  • 4X NJ HS Region Champion/Place Finisher
  • 4X NJ HS District Champion

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LUIS FIGUEROA

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Pro MMA Fighter
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Certified Personal Trainer
  • Warrior Nation Grappling Superfight Veteran
  • Jungle Fight Brazil III Veteran
  • 2006 World Grappling Championships Lightweight Champion
  • 2008 North American Grappling Lightweight Champion
  • 2009 NAGA New England Lightweight Champion

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DAN CASSELLA

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • Warrior Nation Grappling Superfight Veteran
  • 2009 2nd Place Blue Belt Gi Vitor Shaolin BJJ Open Flyweight Division
  • 2010 Vitor Shaolin BJJ Open No Gi Flyweight Divison Champion
  • 2010 2nd Place No Gi Grapplers Quest Intermediate Flyweight Division
  • 2010 NAGA NorthEast No Gi Flyweight Champion
  • 2011 IBJJF Boston International Open Light Featherweight Bronze Medalist

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MARISA MESSER-BELENCHIA

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
  • Women’s Only Boot Camp Instructor
  • 2012 NAGA New York Grappling Championships Gold Medalist Gi
  • 2012 NAGA New York Grappling Championships Gold Medalist No Gi
  • 2012 NAGA Connecticut Grappling Championships Silver Medalist No Gi
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • AAAI & ISMA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Competitor: Fitness Atlantic Top 5 – 2011 and Competed 2012

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NICK NEWELL

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
  • 8-0 Pro MMA Fighter
  • 2-0 Amateur MMA Fighter
  • Currently Signed with XFC (Xtreme Fighting Championships)
  • National Amateur Fight League 155lb Champion
  • 2004 All-State wrestler for Jonathan Law
  • 2007 NAGA New England 160lb Champion
  • 2008 Western New England College Wrestling Captain

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DAVID HERNDON

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
  • 2008 NAGA Lightweight Beginner No-Gi Silver Medallist
  • 2009 NAGA Lightweight Blue Belt Silver Medallist
  • 2010 NAGA Lightweight Purple Belt Silver Medalist
  • 2011 Vitor Shaolin Big Apple Open Purple Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2011 IBJJF Boston International Open Brown Belt Silver Medalist
  • 2012 NAGA Lightweight Brown/Black Belt Division Gold Medallist

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DAMIEN VITALE

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
  • 5-2 Pro MMA Fighter
  • 3-0 Amateur MMA Fighter

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ALEX SENECO

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • 2008 NAGA Teen’s Gi Novice Lightweight
  • 2008 NAGA Men’s Gi Novice Lightweight Champion
  • 2009 NAGA Men’s Gi Novice Lightweight
  • 2009 Vitor Shaolin BJJ Open Featherweight Champion
  • 2009 NAGA Men’s No-Gi Featherweight – 2nd Place
  • 2010 Shaolin Open Gi Lightweight Blue Belt Champion
  • 2010 Battle on the Battleship II Purple Belt Absolute Champion
  • 2010 NAGA 2nd Place Gi Expert Welterweight
  • 2010 Shaolin Open No Gi 2nd Place Lightweight
  • 2010 Grappler’s Quest Beast of the East 5 2nd Place Lightweight
  • 2010 ACOM Sports 2nd Place Expert Lightweight
  • 2010 NJBJJF 2nd Place Lightweight Purple Belt
  • 2010 Cherry Hill Challenge II 2nd Place Welterweight
  • 2010 Battle on the Battleship II 2nd Place Advanced Welterweight
  • 2010 Cherry Hill Challenge II 3rd Place Absolute
  • 2010 Battle on the Battleship II 3rd Place Advanced Absolute

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JOE MIKOLINSKI

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
  • 1-1 Amatuer Muay Thai
  • 2009 NAGA East Coast 2nd Place Teen Gi Novice Middleweight
  • 2010 NAGA New England Teen Gi Intermediate Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 NAGA New England Teen No Gi Novice Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 NAGA Eastcoast 3rd Place Teen No Gi Expert Heavyweight
  • 2010 NAGA Eastcoast 2nd Place Teen Gi Expert Heavyweight
  • 2010 NAGA Battle at the Beach Teen No Gi Expert Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 NAGA Battle at the Beach 2nd Place Teen Gi Expert Heavyweight
  • 2010 NAGA NorthEast Teen Gi Expert Middleweight Champion
  • 2010 NAGA Mohegan Sun Teen No Gi Advanced Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 Grapplers Quest Europa Teen No Gi Expert Middleweight Champion
  • 2010 Grapplers Quest Europa Teen Gi Expert Middleweight Champion
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest US Nationals No Gi Advanced 2nd Place
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest US Nationals Gi Advanced 2nd Place
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest New England No Gi Advanced Champion
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest New England Gi Advanced Champion
  • 2011 King of the Mat III No Gi Men’s Division Champion

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JUSTIN HIRTH

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
  • 2011 Submissions Only Championship 3rd Lightweight
  • 2010 NAGA New Jersey Lightweight
  • 2010 NAGA Rhode Island Featherweight
  • 2011 NAGA Hartford GI 3rd Lightweight
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest Hartford 3rd Lightweight
  • 2011 Shaolin Big Apple Open 3rd Gi Lightweight
  • 2010 Shaolin No Gi 3rd Lightweight
  • 2010 Shaolin Gi 3rd Absolute
  • 2011 C3 Athletics Anniversary Gi 3rd Lightweight
  • 2012 Tap Cancer Out No Gi 3rd Lightweight
  • 2012 Ammo Fight League No Gi 3rd Lightweight
  • 2012 King of the Mat 6 No Gi 1st Lightweight

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MARQUIS MARQUEZ

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt
  • 1-0 Pro MMA Fighter
  • 1-1 Amateur MMA Fighter