Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
|Founded by||Greg Nelson|
|Primary owners||Greg Nelson|
|Current titleholders||Cole Konrad heavyweight Champion (Bellator 2010) 265 lb (120 kg)|
Brock Lesnar heavyweight Champion (UFC 2008) 265 lb (120 kg)
|Prominent fighters||Nick Thompson (Strikeforce and Sengoku)|
|Training facilities||Brooklyn Center, Minnesota|
The Academy provides training in combative martial arts that include Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Filipino Martial Arts, Jeet Kune Do, Modern Army Combatives, and Mixed martial arts. T The Academy's MMA team, Team Academy, has a winning percentage of 80%
Greg Nelson combined his background in Division 1 wrestling, from college, with the Thai-boxing training he began in 1983 to form the basis of his Mixed Martial arts system. Starting the gym in 1992 the focus was on combative martial arts & sport martial arts. Greg is a full instructor under guro Dan Inosanto protege of the late Bruce Lee. He is a certified Ajarn under grandmaster Chai Sirisute and is a 3rd degree BJJ black belt under Professor Pedro Sauer. As The Academy grew it attracted future ufc champions such as Dave Menne, Brock Lesnar, and Sean Sherk.
- Patrick Barry (martial artist) - UFC K1
- Mike Richman - Bellator Fighting Championships
- Sean Sherk - Former UFC Lightweight World Champion
- Brock Larson - UFC, WEC Title Contender
- Chris Tuchscherer - UFC, Dakota Fighting Championship Heavyweight Champion, Division II NCAA National Wrestling Champion
- Nik Lentz - UFC
- Jacob Volkmann - UFC, Former VFC Welterweight Champion, FILA- Grappling World Champion 80 kg, Three Time NCAA Division 1 All American Wrestler
- Nick Thompson - Former BodogFIGHT Welterweight World Champion, UFC Veteran, Strikeforce, Sengoku
- Jon Madsen - UFC TUF 10 cast member
- Derrick Noble - UFC Veteran
- Logan Clark - UFC & WEC Veteran, Sengoku
- Kelly Kobold - Elite XC Fighter
- Saul Mitchell - World Kickboxing Association US Welterweight Muay Thai Champion
- Kaitlin Young - Invicta Fighting Championships Hook -N- Shoot Women's Tournament Champion, T.B.A.-SA 135 lb Tournament Champion
- Brandon Girtz - Bellator Fighting Championships
- Nick Kirk - Bellator Fighting Championships
- Travis Reddinger - Bellator Fighting Championships
- Rose Namajunas - Invicta Fighting Championships, King of the cage
- Benjamin Smith (martial artist) - King of the cage
- Dave Menne - Former UFC Middleweight World Champion
- Brad Kohler -Former UFC fighter
- Brock Lesnar - Former UFC Heavyweight World Champion  - UFC Fighter, two-time NJCAA All-American, 1998 NJCAA Heavyweight Champion, two-time NCAA All-American, two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, 2000 NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion
- Cole Konrad - Bellator Fighting Championships Heavyweight Tournament Champion
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