In the space of three years, Evolve MMA has risen up to become the most renowned mixed martial arts (MMA) academy in Asia and one of the most talked about training centers in the world. Famous fighters such as Rich Franklin, Renzo Gracie, Matt Hume, Greg Jackson, Roger Gracie, Shinya Aoki, Saenchai Sor Kingstar, Kyra Gracie and Ryo Chonan have all made the journey to Singapore to train with its world champions.
With three locations, Evolve MMA is home to dozens of world champions in every major discipline of combat sports including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and boxing. Modern day legends of Muay Thai from Thailand such as Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn, Orono Wor Petchpun, Attachai Fairtex, Yoddecha Sityodtong, Kongtoranee Payakaroon, and Lamnammoon Sor Sumalee all teach at Evolve MMA.
Its wrestling program is headed by U.S. Olympian Heath Sims, a longtime training partner and coach of Dan Henderson and a dozen BJJ Black Belts champions run the grappling program. WBA boxing world champion Yodsanan Sityodtong runs the boxing program and the professional fight team consists of the likes of DREAM Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki, UFC fighter Rafael dos Anjos, ONE FC star Zorobabel Moreira, Muay Thai world champion Orono Wor Petchpun, ONE FC star Leandro Issa, ONE FC star Eddie Ng, NCAA Division 1 wrestler Jake Butler and many others.
The man behind Evolve MMA is Chatri Sityodtong, a multimillionaire businessman and former Muay Thai fighter with a passion for MMA. Bloomberg TV's "High Flyers" profiles Sityodtong to talk about his path from poverty to prosperity.