COACH: MATT HAMILTON
"THE PINK LEPRECHAUN"
Owner, WESTSIDE KICKBOXING AND BJJ
Matt oversees the training as well as the day to day operations of the gym. Mattís coaching experience and extensive competitive resume make him the most knowledgeable MMA coach in the area. Some of Mattís professional accomplishments include:
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt
Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Black Belt
2004 Joe Lewis Fighter of the Year
Arkansas State Lightweight Kickboxing Champion
Mid South Grappling Champion
North West Arkansas Grappling Champion
1998 Mixed Martial Arts National Champion
Superbrawl IX Champion
Abu Dhabi 2000 Competitor
Danger Zone <135lbs North American Champion
Formerly Ranked # 1 in the World by MMA Ranks.com (2001)
Hook N Shoot/AFC Superfight Champion
SHOOTO A Class Fighter
In addition to Mattís professional qualifications, his personality makes for enjoyable training sessions each and every time. Matt has over 15 years of Martial Arts experience and Bachelorís Degrees in both History & Psychology. Matt is currently retired from competition and focused solely on the clients at WESTSIDE KBB & BJJ.
COACH: ROLI DELGADO
Rolando "The Crazy Cuban" Delgado AKA Roli
Roli has been training for over ten years, is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a 8-3-1 professional fighter. Roli was a cast member of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 and holds a 1-0 record in the UFC. It was on The Ultimate Fighter that Roli was able to spend 6 weeks training twice each day with UFC & Pride Champion Antonio Nogueira, Amaury Bitetti & Daniel Valverde at the UFC training center. Roli has a distinct passion for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and it's ever evolving style which is apparent in his coaching and the records of Westside's MMA students. Roli is currently teaching classes at the Benton & Little Rock locations as well as training for upcoming opportunities in the UFC.
COACH: HILLARY WILLIAMS
Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor
Hillary Williams is a pre-med student at the University of Central Arkansas. Hillary received her blue belt in April 07, under the instruction of Matt Hamilton and Roli Delgado. Hillary assists in the both kids' classes and is under the watchful eye of Matt and Roli. Hillary has competed across the country, accomplishing an amazing record including a gold medal at the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships. Hillary continues to work on her game, hoping one day to be one of the top female competitors in the world.
| Name:||Hillary Williams|
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| Amateur MMA Record:||1-0|
| BJJ/Sub grappling record:||54-4 (against women)|
9-8 (against men)
The Legend in Catch Wresting
MR. BILLY ROBINSON, COACH
Billy Robinson began his amateur career in his native England . He was national champion in 1957, and in 1958 was European Open Champion in the light heavyweight class, beating an Olympic bronze medal winner in the finals.
Robinson also trained at the legendary Billy Riley School in Wigan , known as "The Snake Pit." It was a school where submission wrestling was taught and only the toughest wrestlers survived. Robinson trained there for nearly eight years, working out with some of the toughest submission wrestlers of that era.
He came to America in 1970 and became a superstar with the AWA. He won nearly every major title available, earning a reputation as one of the most highly skilled and rugged matmen of the 20th century.
He also starred with Verne Gagne (and television star Ed Asner of "Lou Grant" fame) in the 1973 movie "The Wrestler."