Miletich Fighting Systems
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|Founded by||Pat Miletich|
|Primary trainers||Pat Miletich
|Past titleholders||Robbie Lawler
|Training facilities||Bettendorf, Iowa|
Miletich Fighting Systems (MFS) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) training organization. It is recognized as an excellent training camp. 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.
Organization and structure
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. 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
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.
Listed are some of the notable MMA fighters who have been produced by the Miletich camp.
- Andre Roberts
- Sam Hoger
- Barb Honchak
- Bart Palaszewski
- Ben Rothwell
- Brad Imes
- Corey Hill
- Drew McFedries
- Giovanni LaCognata
- Ian Freeman
- Jason Black
- Jens Pulver
- Jeremy Horn
- Jesse Lennox
- Joe Pearson
- Josh Neer
- Justin Eilers
- LC Davis
- LaVerne Clark
- Mark Hughes
- Matt Hughes
- Mike Ciesnolevicz
- Mike Whitehead
- Robbie Lawler
- Rory Markham
- Sherman Pendergarst
- Spencer Fisher
- Tony Fryklund
- Zach Micklewright
- Jason Reinhardt
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