Team Rough House

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Team Rough House
Primary trainersLee Livingstone, Jim Wallhead, Owen Comrie, Rupert Smillie
Prominent fightersDan Hardy (UFC)[1]
Paul Daley (Bellator)
Jim Wallhead (UFC)
Ross Pearson (UFC)
Andre Winner (UFC-Former)
Nick Osipczak (UFC-Former)
Dean Amasinger (BAMMA)
Training facilitiesNottingham, Leicester

Team Rough House is a Mixed martial arts team from the East Midlands, England. Based in Nottingham and Leicester, the team is known for producing well respected welterweight fighters. Although each fighter follows their own personal regime, everyone attends the weekly squad sessions.[2]

The most prominent members of Team Rough House are Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Dan Hardy, Paul Daley, Andre Winner, Ross Pearson, Nick Osipczak, Bellator fighter Jim Wallhead and The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom cast member Dean Amasinger.[3]


Rough House was established in 2002 by Paul Daley and Matt Howell. They competed in one of the United Kingdoms first MMA events, the KSBO, where they met Dan Hardy, and Nathan Leverton head coach at Leicester Shootfighters. After Daley and Howell had great success on the amateur circuit, they decided to turn professional and made regular visits to the United States to seek out the best training. On their return, the team grew as Andre Winner, Jim Wallhead and Dean Amasinger all joined.[citation needed]

Notable fighters trained at Team Rough House[edit]

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  1. ^ "Dan Hardy Column: Rough House team is on a roll Talk". This is Nottingham. 21 September 1987. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  2. ^ "A 'Rough' Band of Brothers". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  3. ^ "Team Rough House Stakes Claim as Best MMA Camp in Britain at UFC 105". Sherdog. Retrieved 2010-06-17.