Miletich Fighting Systems

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Miletich Fighting Systems
Est.1997 (start)
2008 (defunct)
Founded byPat Miletich
Primary trainersPat Miletich
Steve Rusk
Nate Schroeder
Past titleholdersRobbie Lawler[1]
Barb Honchak
Spencer Fisher[2]
Jeremy Horn[3]
Matt Hughes[4]
Pat Miletich[5]
Jens Pulver[6]
Tim Sylvia[6]
Training facilitiesBettendorf, Iowa

Miletich Fighting Systems (MFS) was a mixed martial arts (MMA) training organization. It was 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, Iowa 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).

According to the Las Vegas Sun, MFS has been defunct since 2008.[8]

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.[9]

Notable fighters[edit]

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


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  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. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  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. Archived from the original on December 8, 2007. 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. ^ Harder, Jeff (2014-03-13). "FIGHTLAND". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  8. ^ "Pat Miletich Gym Closing | PDF | Mixed Martial Arts | Business". Scribd. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  9. ^ [1] Archived June 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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