AMA Fight Club

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AMA Fight Club
Est. 2004
Founded by Mike Constantino
Primary owners Mike Constantino
Primary trainers Mike Constantino Kaensak Sor Ploenjit, Jonathan Helwig
Prominent fighters Charlie Brenneman
Amanda Nunes
Mike Massenzio
Ricardo Romero
Adlan Amagov
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Rafaello Oliveira
Andy Main
Jamie Varner
Training facilities Whippany, New Jersey
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Fairfield, New Jersey
Website AMA Fight Club
MVC Sports Management

AMA Fight Club (American Martial Arts) is a mixed martial arts training facility located in Whippany, New Jersey & Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, specialized in training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts & Combat Cardio Kickboxing. A number of fighters who train at AMA have found success in a number of MMA promotions, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC),[1] and the regional Ring of Combat.


AMA Fight Club[2] was founded in 2004 by Mike Constantino.[1] Before opening the AMA facility, Constantino worked as a bodyguard and was also a combative martial arts trainer for law enforcement agencies.[3]

AMA[4] is home to The Ultimate Fighter Season 12's Andy Main and other top UFC fighters.


Jamie Varner former WEC Champion joins the training camp at AMA Fight Club.[5]

The "Lioness of the Ring," Amanda Nunes also joined the AMA Fight Club in New Jersey. As of August 1, 2011, Nunes is ranked as the #3 featherweight in the unified women's mixed martial arts ranking.[6]

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.

Charlie Brenneman dominated Daniel Roberts in the first round.[7]

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.[8]

January 24, 2012 UFC President Dana White confirms that Jim Miller and Nate Diaz have agreed to square off at UFC on Fox 3, which is scheduled for May 5 in Miller’s backyard at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The matchup is the first to be confirmed for the card.[9]

This will also be Miller's 3rd appearance on Network Television since the UFC's signing with Fox.[10]

On Friday December 7, 2012, the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Mike Constantino of AMA Fight Club as the MMA Trainer of the Year.[11]

Jim Miller[12] faced Joe Lauzon on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155, replacing an injured Gray Maynard. He won the fight via unanimous decision, with the performance earning him and Lauzon the 'Fight of the Night' honors.

Notable fighters[edit]


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  2. ^ "AMA Fight Club's Mike Constantino | UFC News & Rumors | MMA News & Rumors". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Mike Constantino | AMA FIGHT CLUB, Inc". 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Nunes joins AMA Fight Club; spars with men no problem - MMA News". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  5. ^ "AMA Fight Club: Oliviera, Nunes, Varner Updates | UFC News & Rumors | MMA News & Rumors". 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  7. ^ Burke, Tim (2012-01-20). "UFC On FX Results: Charlie Brenneman Grapples Daniel Roberts To Decision". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  8. ^ "Updated monthly". USA Today. 2012-01-20. 
  9. ^ Nelson, Chris (2012-01-24). "Lightweight Contenders Miller, Diaz to Meet at UFC on Fox 3". Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
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  11. ^ "New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2017-02-23. 
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ "Khabib Nurmagomedov - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2017-02-23. 
  14. ^ "profc". Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  15. ^ "Amanda "Lioness of the Ring" Nunes MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  16. ^ "Mike Massenzio Returns to the UFC to Face Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 131". 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  17. ^ "Rear Naked Choke Radio: Mike Constantino, Charlie Brenneman, Mike Constantino and Charlie Brenneman from AMA Fight Club joined Joe Rizzo and Jeremy Fullert". Retrieved 2011-09-17. [permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Wed 6/30/10 Ricardo Romero and Mike Constantino, Ricardo Romero and Mike Constantino taggradio on USTREAM. Mixed Martial Arts". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  19. ^ Chiappetta, Mike. "Rafaello Oliveira Articles on MMA Fighting". Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  20. ^ "Radio: UFC 118 recap with AMA Fight Club's Mike Constantino". 2010-08-30. Archived from the original on 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 

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