Tanquinho Mendes is one of the most prolific competitors in modern BJJ, having won two No-Gi World Championships, and an IBJJ World Gi title as well. Since turning his attention to MMA, Tanquinho has won four fights, all by submission, with his last win coming at Legacy Fights in Houston, TX. Winning by RNC just 30 seconds into the first round, Tanquinho has put the MMA world on notice that he is on his way. We are so lucky to work with such a dedicated and talented athlete, and are very excited to see his progress as we all continue together. Congratulations Tanquinho, well done!
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It was a great night in Denver, CO, as Luke Sanders continued his undefeated record, and had a dominant performance as he won the championship belt for the RFA. Facing an opponent who was 12-1, Luke overwhelmed him, and finished him just 39 seconds into the very first round. We are so proud of Luke and all of his hard work; this is only the beginning of a very exciting career for him. Congratulations Luke!
Was a fun week at the LAB, as we were able to promote some folks to new belts. Jesse, Thibault, David, and Michael were all promoted to blue belt, while Cory, James, and Duane all received their well deserved purple belts. These guys worked very hard for these promotions, and we are very proud to be part of their journey. Great work guys!
This last weekend at the Talking Stick resort in Scottsdale, Bryan Barberena ran his impressive record to 9-1 with a win at KOTC Radar Lock.
Bryan has been a member of the Lab Elite for almost a year, and is on a five fight win streak with all of his victories being finishes. The future looks bright for this young man as he continues to better himself and climb the ladder in his career. Congratulations Bryan!
This last weekend, the JCBJJ team went into competition and came out in 4th place. The team won a lot of medals including 9 golds on the way to a fantastic weekend. We are so proud of everyone, as our team displayed great heart, skill, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Thank you to all that were involved, you were awesome!
From L to R: Benson (Gold Adult Black), Thiago (Gold Adult Brown), Krystal (Double Gold) and Anthony (Gold Master Purple)
Benson on the podium
Krystal on the podium
Congratulations to the newest crew in blue at the MMA Lab! Always so great to see deserving folks get promoted, and this time was no exception. So proud of Karen, Steve, AJ, and Julio as they take the next step in their BJJ career. Good work guys and thank you!!
We recorded our 12 Days of Christmas video a couple of years ago, but it is still good fun to watch! Time has flown by and now many of these guys have been promoted to their next belt. Ben has his black belt now and Jason Witkowski, Chris Zubrycki, Joe Gemma, Tyler Rolland and Luis Ordonez have all been promoted to brown belt. My favorite part is that we are all training together still and improving every day. Thanks for all the support and we hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!!