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!!
Newly promoted Brown Belt Luis Ordonez shows us one of his cool tricks to help stop that pesky Wilson Reis pass. Luis is a mainstay at the Lab, and helps with everything from the Elite fight team to teaching classes, and we are very grateful to have him around. Hope you guys enjoy this taste of Lu-Jitsu!
Today, at the MMA LAB, two very deserving young men were promoted to Brown Belt. Tyler Rolland and Luis Ordonez have been long time members at the LAB, and are part of the fabric of our team.
Both guys have been a great help to us through the years, training with our Elite Team, traveling with fighters, and teaching classes. They are always ready to help do whatever needs to be done to help the team, and they are, pure and simple, monsters on the mat.
Thank you to both Tyler and Luis, our family would not be what it is without your love for the sport, and your dedication to the team….Congratulations!
Luis, Benson, and Tyler after the promotion
The team after the promotion on Monday
Jordan Johnson went to Long Beach, CA last weekend to compete in the No-Gi World Championships and came home with the Gold medal! Jordan, an undefeated MMA fighter and Lab Elite member, is an excellent grappler, and was very impressive as he steam rolled through his bracket. Jordan has become part of what makes our team at the Lab tick, and we are so happy that he had such a fantastic performance. Way to go Jordan, excited for the future!
Adel Altamimi, Benson Henderson, Jordan Johnson
UFC fighter Jon Tuck and XFC Champion Scott Holtzman show us an omo plata with a choke at the end. Thank you to both of these great guys for taking the time to show us some stuff.
Tonight, after a fun class at the MMA Lab, six young men were promoted to Blue Belt. We are so proud of these guys, and feel very lucky to have them as part of our team. Congratulations boys, well earned!
Front Row (L to R): Greg Barkley, John Squire, Charles Albaugh
Back Row (L to R): Bryan Barberena, Alex Arredondo, Trevor Smith
We are so pleased to congratulate Joe “Diesel” Riggs on his victory at Bellator 106. Joe was invited to participate in Bellator MMA’s first reality show, FightMaster, and he was amazing. Winning fight after fight, he advanced to the finals against tough opponent, Mike Bronzoulis. Joe was dominant is his victory and took home the inaugural Fight Master title. Joe is an exceptioinal athlete and teammate, and we are so happy to have him as part of our family. Congratulations Joe, we are very proud of you!