MMA Junkie’s Gym of the Year 2021: Xtreme Couture


Xtreme Couture is MMA Junkie’s 2021 Gym of the Year.

In a year filled with ups and downs for the majority of top MMA gyms, Xtreme Couture quietly built a solid 2021 CV with two UFC titles and helped many other fighters go undefeated over the period. 12 months.

Heavyweight Francis Ngannou and bantamweight Aljamain Sterling both won UFC titles in 2021 with prior preparation for Xtreme Couture.

Sean Strickland became one of the top middleweight contenders with back-to-back wins over Krzysztof Jotko and Uriah Hall, and Casey O’Neill soared in the women’s flyweight rankings with three straight wins. Additionally, Chris Curtis won MMA Junkie’s 2021 Comeback Fighter of the Year for his unlikely 6-0 run, including two UFC wins.

At Bellator, top contenders Patchy Mix and Mads Burnell called Xtreme Couture their practice house and each went 2-0 in the calendar year with wins over some of the best in the promotion.

Other notable fighters include Miesha Tate, Dan Ige, Brad Tavares, Manel Kape, Kevin Lee, Walt Harris, Cheyanne Buys, Kai Kamaka III, Julian Erosa, Jeremy Kennedy, Tim Johnson, Ion Cutelaba, Roman Dolize, Gustavo Lopez, Dalcha Lungiambula, Puna Soriano, Cynthia Calvillo, and more.

Led by coach Eric Nicksick, the staff also includes Dennis Davis, Roman Isabell, Rich Castro, Chad Lyman, Bryce Harley, Montel Williams, Jamie Huey, Nate Pettit, Tim Lane, Danny Davis, Gil Guardado, Ryan Couture, Clinton Treadway and more, as well as team captains Randy Couture and Ray Sefo (according to the official gym website).

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