2. American Top-Team

There may be no other city in the world that has been mentioned more frequently by Bruce Buffer than “Coconut Creek, Florida” during fighter introductions. That’s because Coconut Creek Florida is home to the main gym of American Top Team, but they have smaller gyms all throughout the United States.

The team was actually founded by several former members of the Brazilian Top Team that had moved to the area to train. Since their founding in the early 2000s they have expanded greatly and have the largest roster of active fighters.

Mike Brown, who had some epic battles with Urijah Faber for the WEC featherweight title, is quite often the main cornerman for top ATT fighters. Their current top tier of fighters include UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, Robbie Lawler, Mark Hunt, King Mo, Melvin Guillard, Hector Lombard, Valerie Letourneau, and Yoel Romero.

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