Mike Constantino (MMA trainer)
|Full name||Michael Vincent Constantino|
February 22, 1976 |
Clifton, NJ, United States
|Residence||Whippany, New Jersey|
|Occupation||CEO MVC Management
Trainer/Operator AMA Fight Club
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Sport||Mixed Martial Arts|
Mike Constantino is a mixed martial arts trainer, who operates the AMA Fight Club in the Whippany section of Hanover Township, New Jersey. He is the CEO of MVC Sports Management representing over 50 of the World's best Mixed Martial Arts and has brought over a dozen fighters to the UFC, including Charlie Brenneman, Ricardo Romero, Rafaello Oliveira, Andy Main, and brothers Jim Miller & Dan Miller.
In 2004, Constantino founded his own martial art school, American Martial Arts, a premier mixed martial arts training center offering classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts & Combat Cardio Kickboxing. Two years later, Constantino’s American Martial Arts officially became the well-known MMA school, AMA Fight Club.
Prior to opening AMA in 2004, Mike was a Bodyguard for State Of The Art Security Agency (SASA) & a Tactical Instructor at ITC which is an International training camp that multiple law enforcement agencies sent their personnel to get trained in hand to hand combat as well as tactical shooting. As a bodyguard Constantino got to work with many famous celebrities including being the detail leader for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2003.
In 2006, Michael Constantino formed MVC Sports Management, which focuses on management of mixed martial arts competitors, models & boxers. Constantino has signed numerous successful fighters who currently compete in the UFC ( Ultimate Fighting Championship ).
On April 22, 2011, Constantino joined alongside Chris Sblendoria as Vice President to host the UCC, New Jersey’s professional Mixed Martial Arts event at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown, NJ.
On January 20, 2012, AMA Fight Club takes an overwhelming win, with three of its most talented fighters on UFC on FX fight card.
Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov overcomes the dreaded Octagon jitters to earn an impressive win over Kamal Shalorus. He discusses the big win, and dedicates his performance to a fallen friend.
Jim Miller brought out the best and worst of Melvin Guillard as a fighter. Miller submitted Guillard with a rear-naked choke 2:04 into the first round of their main-event bout at UFC Fight Night on FX 1 in Nashville.
On Friday December 7, 2012, the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Mike Constantino as the MMA Trainer of the Year.