Miletich Fighting Systems

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Miletich Fighting Systems
MFSLogo.jpg
Est. 1997
Founded by Pat Miletich
Primary trainers Pat Miletich
Steve Rusk
Nate Schroeder
Current titleholders Barb Honchak
Past titleholders Robbie Lawler[1]
Spencer Fisher[2]
Jeremy Horn[3]
Matt Hughes[4]
Pat Miletich[5]
Jens Pulver[6]
Tim Sylvia[6]
Training facilities Bettendorf, Iowa
Website www.mfselite.com

Miletich Fighting Systems (MFS) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) training organization. It is recognized as an excellent training camp.[6] It has been the training camp for fighters such as Matt Hughes, Tim Sylvia, Jens Pulver, Robbie Lawler, and Jeremy Horn. MFS is widely regarded as one of the most successful MMA camps of all time.[7]

Organization and structure[edit]

MFS traces its roots to 1997, when fighter Pat Miletich established one of the early MMA training schools at his Bettendorf gym, Ultimate Fitness.[6] The MFS Elite team has produced over 80 television and pay per view level athletes and 14 world champions in various organizations. In The UFC alone, 5 of this system's top students have become world champions in weight classes ranging from lightweight to heavyweight. Miletich himself, was the UFC's first ever lightweight champion (170 and below at the time).

IFL fight team[edit]

Miletich Fighting Systems was one of the camps participating in the International Fight League. The Quad City Silverbacks were coached by former UFC Lightweight Champion and Miletech Fighting Systems founder Pat Miletich. The Silverbacks were the first IFL team champions of the first 2 seasons. The IFL ceased to operate as a fighting league on July 31, 2008.[8]

Notable fighters[edit]

Listed are some of the notable MMA fighters who have been produced by the Miletich camp.

Record/Roster[edit]

(All records are IFL fights only).

a= fought as an alternate bought, that does not go towards team record

o= fought as an opening bought, that does not go towards team record

GP= fought during the individual Grand Prix, that does not go towards team record

IFL Team record as of 4/04/08: 1-1-1

Current fighters as of 2008 season[edit]

def Jay Estrada by submission (guillotine choke) in the second round (05/19/07)o

def Conor Heun by decision (unanimous) (08/02/07)o

lost to Wagney Fabiano by submission (armbar) in the first round (12/29/07)GP

def Rafael Dias by KO in the third round (04/04/08)

def Mike Pyle by KO in the first round (4/29/06)

def Brad Blackburn by KO in the second round (6/03/06)

def Marcelo Azevedo by TKO in the first round (9/23/06)

def Keith Wisniewski by TKO (corner stoppage) in the third round (11/02/06)

lost to Chris Wilson by TKO (ref stoppage) in the first round (12/29/06)

was supposed to face Jay Hieron on 2/02/07 but underwent eye surgery, alternate Victor Moreno fought instead

def Pat Healy by TKO in the third round (04/07/07)

was supposed to face Mark Miller on 5/19/07 but was injured during training, alternate Josh Neer fought instead

def Chris Clements by TKO (strikes) in the first round (08/02/07)

was supposed to face Delson Heleno in the IFL Finals but suffered an injury from his last fight, thus alternate Jake Ellenberger fought instead

lost to Brett Cooper by TKO (strikes) in the second round (12/29/07)GP

lost to Emyr Bussade by submission (kneebar) in the second round (04/04/08)

  • Ryan McGivern (6-5) (MW)

def. Amir Rahnavardi by unanimous decision (4/29/06)

def Dennis Hallman by unanimous decision (6/03/06)

lost to Fabio Leopoldo by submission in the second round (9/23/06)

lost to Joe Doerksen by submission (rear naked choke) in the first round (11/02/06)

def Matt Horwich by unanimous decision (12/29/06)

lost to Benji Radach by TKO (strikes) in the second round (02/02/07)

def Daniel Molina by unanimous decision (04/07/07)

lost to Tim Kennedy by submission (guillotine choke) in the second round (05/19/07)

was supposed to face Benji Radach in the IFL 2007 semi finals but was on his honeymoon, thus Gerald Harris who normally fights for the Portland Wolfpack fought instead

def Fabio Leopoldo by TKO in the second round (09/20/07)

def Matt Horwich by decision (unanimous) to win the IFL Middleweight Champion (02/29/08)

lost to Dan Miller by submission (knee bar) in the first round to lose the Middleweight title (05/16/08)

  • Mike Ciesnolevicz (5-3-1) (LHW)

lost to Reese Andy by split decision (6/03/06)

lost to Andre Gusmão by TKO in the second round (9/23/06)

def Brent Beauparlant by submission (guillotine choke) in the first round (11/02/06)

def Aaron Stark by TKO (guillotine choke/ref stoppage) in the third round (12/29/06)

def Alex Schoenauer by decision (split) (02/02/07)

was supposed to face Vernon White on 4/07/07 but suffered a broken nose from his bout with Schoenauer. Thus alternate Sam Hoger fought instead.

def Adam Maciejewski by TKO (strikes) in the second round (05/19/07)

def Alex Schoenauer by decision (split) (08/02/07)

lost to Andre Gusmão by KO in the first round (09/20/07)

fought Carmelo Marrero to a no contest due to an accidental headbutt (04/04/08)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hull, Billy (April 1, 2007). "Lawler knocks out Trigg in OT". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  2. ^ Doyle, Dave (November 17, 2007). "UFC 78 notes: Lightweights save the day". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  3. ^ Mills, Keith (December 4, 2003). "Jeremy Horn Speaks". Subfighter. Retrieved 2007-12-13. [dead link]
  4. ^ Iole, Kevin (May 28, 2006). "Hughes storms to UFC win". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  5. ^ Harrison, Randy (December 7, 2007). "Matt Hughes Biography Set To Be Published". 411 Mania. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d Keown, Tim (November 17, 2007). "Miletich's camp is the mecca of MMA fighting". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  7. ^ http://fightland.vice.com/blog/what-it-was-like-to-spar-at-miletich-fighting-systems-back-in-the-glory-days---part-1
  8. ^ Zuffa Purchases IFL

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