American Top Team

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American Top Team
American Top Team (logo).jpg
Est. 2002
Founded by

Marcus "Conan" Silveira
Marcelo Silveira

Ricardo Liborio
Primary trainers

Ricardo Liborio

Conan Silveira
Mike Brown
Past titleholders

Mike Thomas Brown WEC Featherweight Champion (2008-'09) Brian Bowles WEC Bamtamweight Champion (2009-'10) Middleweight (155 lb or 70 kg) Grand Prix champion (K-1 HERO's 2006, 2007)
Kenny Garner M-1 Global Heavyweight Champion Antonio 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)

SENGOKU Middleweight Champion (SENGOKU 2009) Middleweight World Victory Road Tournament Champion (SENGOKU 2008) (185 lb or 84 kg) Tournament Champion (Strikeforce 2007)
Prominent fighters

Denis Kang
Robbie Lawler (UFC)
Antonio Silva (Strikeforce, UFC)
Mike Thomas Brown (UFC)
Tyron Woodley (UFC)
Jorge Masvidal (Strikeforce)
Alessio Sakara (UFC)
Gleison Tibau (UFC)
Ben Saunders (Art of War)
Hector Lombard (Bellator, UFC)
Cole Miller (UFC)
Brad Pickett (UFC)
Glover Teixeira (UFC)
Yves Edwards (UFC)
Din Thomas (Shine Fights)
Thiago Alves (UFC)
Wilson Gouveia (MFC)

Mariusz Pudzianowski (KSW)
Training facilities Coconut Creek, Florida, US
Website www.americantopteam.com

American Top Team (ATT) is one of the leading teams in mixed martial arts. It was founded by former members of Brazilian Top Team, Ricardo Liborio, Conan Silveira and Marcelo Silveira but there is no formal affiliation between the two teams. 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.[1]

History[edit]

Ricardo Liborio, in 2001, left Brazilian Top Team to start ATT with hotel executive Dan Lambert as a partner. Dan provided financial support and business expertise while Ricardo formed a small group of Brazilian fighters to join him in Coconut Creek. In just five years ATT grew to a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) headquarters, 20 franchises and several affiliate gyms following their system of MMA training.[2]

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