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University Of Fighting Duesseldorf (UFD)
Founded byIvan, Tomislav Dijaković[1]
Primary trainersSukru Asku/boxing, Ivan Hyppolyte/MMA, Leozada Nogueira/BJJ
Current titleholdersRoberto Soldić - Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) Welterweight Champion (2017, 2018)
Agit Kabayel - EBU Heavyweight Champion (2016 - 2019)
Manuel Charr - WBA Heavyweight Champion (2017 - 2019)

University of Fighting in Duesseldorf (UFD GYM) is well known professional martial arts gym situated in German city Dusseldorf. Gym was founded by Dijaković brothers, Ivan and Tomislav - in 2013.[2] It quickly became one off the most successful martial arts gyms in Europe.[1] In 2016. they were voted the best MMA Gym in Germany by one of the leading German martial arts portals GNP1.de.[3] Again in 2017. UFD Gym was voted as "the best gym of the year in Germany" by the German web portal GFN (German Fight News).[4]

UFD Gym features professional fighters who have competed in many major promotions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC),[5][6] Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW),[7] Professional Fighters League (PFL) and Final Fight Championship (FFC).[6] It also features professional boxer that compete on the highest level such as World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Manuel Charr or European EBU heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel.

UFD Gym not only trains successful martial arts athletes, but also offers membership classes to children and adults in Boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, Wrestling, MMA and Crossfit.[1] Gym also hosted some fighting events such as West German GEMMAF Championship in 2018.[8] or Elite MMA Championship in 2017.[9]

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  • 2016 The best fighting gym in Germany[23]
  • 2017 The best gym in Germany [4]


  1. ^ a b c "UFD Gym Düsseldorf - „We make Champions"". Germanfightnews.com. 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ Rama-Prozor.Info (25 January 2017). "Ramac ima najbolju dvoranu za trening boraca u Njemačkoj". Rama-Prozor.Info.
  3. ^ "GNP1 Awards 2016: MMA-Mannschaft des Jahres". Gnp1.de.
  4. ^ a b "Gym of the year 2017: UFD GYM Düsseldorf". Germanfightnews.com. 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ Carroll, Peter (20 July 2018). "David Zawada thinks KSW was the perfect preparation for his UFC debut". MMA Fighting.
  6. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Bricker, Matt (23 October 2018). "Two Young Stars Announced For KSW 46". Mmasucka.com.
  8. ^ "Westdeutschen GEMMAF-Meisterschaften im UFD-GYM". Gnp1.de.
  9. ^ "EMC 1: Düsseldorf feiert seine Lokalmatadore". Gnp1.de.
  10. ^ "Hector Lombard". ESPN.com.
  11. ^ "MMA & Striking Seminar mit Thiago Silva". Fightevents.de.
  12. ^ Kontek, Riley. "Five Welterweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2019". Combatpress.com.
  13. ^ "Video: Infamous Rapper Popek Monster vs. Bodybuilder Erko Jun - KSW 45 Promo". Mymmanews.com. 27 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Welcome to the UFC: David Zawada". Mma-today.com. 18 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Martin Zawada ("King Kong") - MMA Fighter Page". Tapology.
  16. ^ "MMA-Fighter Abus Magomedov aus Düsseldorf kämpft um WM-Titel". bild.de.
  17. ^ "Hatef Moeil to fight for SMMAC Title in November". Wmmaa.org.
  18. ^ "KSW 43 in Breslau mit Roberto Soldic, David Zawada und Antun Racic". Germanfightnews.com. 12 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Ugur Ozkaplan - MMA Fighter Page". Tapology.com.
  20. ^ "UFD GYM Dusseldorf - Gym Page". Tapology.com.
  21. ^ "UFD Trainer und Athleten Team - UFD GYM Düsseldorf - Boxen, MMA, CrossFit, BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Luta Livre, Thaiboxen, Kickboxen, Profi Boxen". Ufd-gym.de.
  22. ^ "Loik Radzhabov ("Jaguar Paw") - MMA Fighter Page". Tapology.
  23. ^ "GNP1 Awards 2016: Alle Gewinner im Überblick". Gnp1.de.

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