The Fighters Program at Evolve MMA

Some members of the Evolve Fight Team, from left to right:
Mitch Chilson, Yoddecha Sityodtong, Chatri Sityodtong, Leandro Issa, and Rafael dos Anjos

The Fighters Program at Evolve MMA is strictly reserved for the professional fighters on the Evolve Fight Team. Led by Kru Chatri Sityodtong and Professor Rafael Gordinho, the Evolve Fight Team is Asia's most decorated professional fighting team with World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, and No-Gi Grappling. Our fighters have competed and won at the highest levels in the world at top events such as the UFC, Sengoku FC, Art of War FC, Martial Combat FC, Fury FC, Mundials BJJ World Championship, Lumpinee Stadium World Championship, and many other top events.

The mission of the professional Evolve Fight Team is to win world championship titles.

Every member of the Evolve Fight Team has been handpicked after an extensive try-out and interview process. We have fighters from all backgrounds and from all over the world. Some of our fighters joined Evolve after they became renowned world champions in one discipline. On the other side of the spectrum, we also have fighters that had zero martial arts experience. The Evolve Fight Team selects its fighters based on the criteria of athletic potential, gameness, technical prowess, coachability, world championship potential, and other critical variables.

Our professional fighters train 4-6 hours per day as a part of their normal daily routine. There are two mandatory training sessions per day ("Fighters Program"): our morning session (9am to 11am) and our afternoon session (2pm to 4pm). Attendance is mandatory for all professional fighters on the Evolve Fight Team. Our training sessions consist of roadwork, advanced technical training, hard training/pad work/dummy work, reflex drills, and striking/ground/MMA sparring. The Evolve Fight Team curriculum consists of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, and MMA. Additionally, our fighters are expected to complete their own customized strength and conditioning programs (designed by the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Evolve MMA) outside of the training sessions and to work on their weak areas by attending our regular advanced classes.

Evolve MMA offers a Nutrition Management Program for all members of the Evolve Fight Team. Our Director of Strength and Conditioning is Asia's top expert and offers excellent, customized programs and guidance for each of our fighters.

Evolve MMA manages the careers of all members of the Evolve Fight Team in terms of their professional fight careers, sponsorships, publicity work, and speaking engagements. Evolve has established a global network of contacts such that our fighters are able to compete anywhere in the world (provided that their qualifications and abilities are appropriate for a given event). For enquiries, please send an email to

For our professional fighters, the training is completely free of charge. With over 500 years of championship experience, the Evolve Instructor Team is the largest and most experienced instructor team in Asia; it handles all aspects of training for our professional fighters. Additionally, Evolve MMA offers complimentary corporate housing for its top fighters. Evolve MMA also offers generous compensation packages for professional fighters who qualify to work at Evolve as employees. All employment visas are also handled by Evolve MMA on a complimentary basis.

Evolve MMA is always looking for top potential talent to join the Evolve Fight Team. If you are interested in applying as a professional fighter for the Evolve Fight Team, please send an email to For more information on the Evolve Fight Team, please click here.

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® is Asia's premier brand of MMA academies.  Evolve MMA ranks among the best academies in the world for Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts.