Fight Team

Some members of the Evolve Fight Team, Asia's #1 ranked professional fight team
Led by Heath Sims, the Evolve Fight Team is Asia's most decorated professional fighting team with World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Wrestling, and No-Gi Grappling. The Evolve Fight Team competes regularly at the top events in the world such as the UFC, ONE FC, DREAM, Bellator Fighting Championship, Lumpinee Stadium Championship, BJJ Mundials World Championship, etc.  The Fighters Program at Evolve MMA is strictly reserved for the professional fighters on the Evolve Fight Team.

  • #1 Martial Arts Organization in Asia  CNN
  • #1 Instructor Team in Asia  Yahoo! Sports
  • #1 MMA Gym in Asia  FOX Sports
  • #1 MMA Camp in Asia  MMA Mania
  • #1 MMA Gym in Asia  The Fight Nation
  • #1 Fight Team in Asian MMA  Asian MMA
  • #1 MMA Camp in Asia  Combat Asia
  • #1 MMA Gym of the Year  Samurai Life 
  • #1 International MMA Gym  Middleeasy
  • #1 MMA Camp  The Fight Nation
  • MMA Coach of the Year  MSN Sports

Some members of the Evolve Fight Team include ONE FC and DREAM World Champion Shinya Aoki, Bellator World Champion Ben Askren, Strikeforce World Champion Tarec Saffiedine, ONE FC Fighter Eddie Ng, UFC Fighter Rafael dos Anjos, ONE FC Fighter Leandro Ataides, UFC Fighter Leandro Issa, Muay Thai World Champion Orono Wor Petchpun, ONE FC Fighter Bruno Pucci, BJJ World Champion Rafael Gordinho, Muay Thai World Champion Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn, US Olympic Wrestler Heath Sims, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong, ONE FC Fighter Herbert Burns, ONE FC Fighter Mitch Chilson, RUFF Champion Irshaad Sayed, and many others.

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.

Heath Sims leads the Evolve Fight Team.  Widely regarded as one of the top MMA coaches in the world, Heath Sims was the coach of MMA Legend Dan Henderson for the last 15 years before joining Evolve MMA.  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/cagework/wrestling/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 850 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 championship brand for martial arts.  As Asia's top martial arts organization, Evolve MMA ranks among the best academies in the world for Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts.