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University Of Fighting Düsseldorf (UFD)
Founded byIvan and Tomislav Dijaković[1]
Primary trainers
  • Sukru Asku (boxing)
  • Ivan Hyppolyte (MMA)
  • Leozada Nogueira
  • (BJJ)

University of Fighting in Düsseldorf (UFD Gym) is a professional martial arts gym situated in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was founded in 2013 by brothers Ivan and Tomislav Dijaković.[2] In 2016 they were voted the best MMA Gym in Germany by the German martial arts portal GNP1.de.[3] 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 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 boxers including World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Manuel Charr and European EBU heavyweight champion Agit Kabayel.

Notable students[edit]


  • 2016 The best fighting gym in Germany[12]
  • 2017 The best gym in Germany [4]


  1. ^ "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. ^ "Hector Lombard". ESPN.com.
  9. ^ "MMA & Striking Seminar mit Thiago Silva". Fightevents.de.
  10. ^ Kontek, Riley. "Five Welterweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2019". Combatpress.com.
  11. ^ "Welcome to the UFC: David Zawada". Mma-today.com. 18 July 2018.
  12. ^ "GNP1 Awards 2016: Alle Gewinner im Überblick". Gnp1.de.

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