Tristar Gym

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Tristar Gym
Est.1991
Founded byConrad Pla
Michel Lavallée
Ron Di Cecco
Primary trainersFiras Zahabi
Conrad Pla
Peter Sissomphou
Hercules Kyvelos
Past titleholders
  • Georges St-Pierre: Middleweight Champion (UFC 2017) 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Welterweight Champion (UFC 2006–2007, 2008–2013) Interim Welterweight Champion (UFC 2007) 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
  • Miguel Torres: Bantamweight Champion (WEC 2008–2009) 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
  • Rory MacDonald: Welterweight Champion (Bellator MMA 2017-2019) 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Prominent fighters
Training facilitiesMontreal, Quebec
Websitewww.tristargym.com

The Tristar Gym is a mixed martial arts training centre located in Le Triangle Borough in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[2] Instructors at the gym include Firas Zahabi, Conrad Pla and Georges St-Pierre.[3] Tristar Gym is one of the top professional MMA training camps.

History[edit]

The gym was established in 1991 by Conrad Pla, Michel Lavallée and Ron Di Cecco.[4] The three owners was the basis for the name of the gym.[4] Alexandre Choko joined the gym as a trainer in 1992 and eventually bought the gym in 2001.[4] In 2008 he sold the gym to Firas Zahabi.[5][6] Zahabi had become Georges St-Pierre’s main coach after GSP’s loss to Matt Serra (UFC 69).[7] In addition to being the current owner Zahabi is also the head coach at the gym.[7]

Notable fighters[edit]

Georges St-Pierre as a trainer at the gym (with Nathan Skoufis)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.mmamania.com/2020/1/12/21062796/johnny-walker-headed-to-tristar-blames-loss-to-corey-anderson-on-former-coach
  2. ^ "Tristar Gym Montreal - Home of Champions - Official Site". tristargym.com. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ Hannoun, Farah (August 6, 2019). "Tyron Woodley says he'll train with Georges St-Pierre, Firas Zahabi at Tristar Gym". MMA Junkie. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Andrews, Kenai (September 18, 2013). "MMA Crossfire Conversations - Future of Boxing author Alexandre Choko". Canada.com. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Cowan, Stu (June 2, 2016). "Stu Cowan: Montreal's Tristar Gym becomes MMA training mecca". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Borges, Ron (April 15, 2012). "To Alexandre Choko, 'Future' bright". Boston Herald. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Presley, Richard (October 19, 2019). "Firas Zahabi". Attack the Back. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  8. ^ "UFC 210: Myles Jury Pre-Fight Interview on Move to Montreal, Featherweight & More". mma-core.com. April 7, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Elias Theodorou hoping to learn from past mistakes". torontosun.com. June 15, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "RYAN HALL "THE WIZARD"". sherdog.com. Retrieved January 10, 2020.