Coach Sergio is well known as one of the best Mixed Martial Arts coaches in the world and is constantly in high demand for seminars, specialized workshops, and professional fighter camps. For nearly three decades Coach Sergio has trained some of the most successful fighters in the history of Mixed Marital Arts.

His fighters have fought and won within all the major fight organizations including but not limited to UFC, WEC, Pride, Strikeforce, Invicta FC, and King of the Cage. His intensive coaching style has worked for champions and title-holders around the world, including : Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Murilo Bustamante, Alexandre Franca Nogueira, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Travis Wiuff, Brock Larson, and Elias Theodorou.

Coach Sergio has gained recognition by training giants, but he’s not focused on the past. Instead, Coach Sergio is investing in the future of the sport. In recent years he’s traveled the world teaching and coaching young fighters and helping to develop new schools and their mixed marital arts program.

At each seminar, Coach Sergio brings his knowledge of all martial arts contributing to the past, present, and future of MMA, extensive coaching experience, international acumen related to mixed martial arts competition, and his dedication to create fighters who keep evolving throughout their careers.

Coach Sergio welcomes any opportunity to discuss his seminar scheduling, coaching philosophy, and history in the sport.

Brief Professional Summary

2012 – Present

Conducting Training and Education Seminars in MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai

–        Locations in USA, Canada, Brazil, and Japan

Notable Professionals During that Time

     Elias Theodorou, 2013, Toronto, Canada — Won the NAAFS Middleweight Championship after training and became The Ultimate Fighter Canadian champion in 2014. Currently UFC fighter.

Rogerio ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Succeeded against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and moved into 5th position on the UFC Middleweight division ranking.

2009 – 2012

Mecha MMA Head Coach – Toronto, Canada

Notable Achievements

Muay Thai coach of Brazilian Top Team, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011 —

Trained top fighters including Milton Vieira, UFC, Strikeforce; Rousimar Palhares, UFC

Minnesota Fight Factory, Burlington, MN, 2009-2011 — Under my direction for 18 months this team won 134 of 154 fights. Many of the team members have gone on to advance their careers, including Elias Theodorou (UFC); Marcus LeVesseur (UFC); Brock Larson (UFC); Travis Wiuff (UFC); Shana Olsen (Strikeforce); Mike Richman (Bellator)

2005 – 2009

Head Trainer

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (Former UFC champion), Curibita, Brazil, 2008- 2009 — In preparation for a fight against Chuck Liddell at UFC 97. Rua won a landmark victory and developed his career in the US, eventually claiming the UFC Light Heavyweight title.

BJ Penn (UFC World Champion, Gold Medalist), Hawaii, USA, 2007 —  Muay Thai coaching  Anderson Silva (UFC Champion, Holder of Longest Title Streak), Antonio  Rodrigo (Former UFC Champ, Pride), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (UFC,  Pride), Murilo Bustamante (Former UFC Champion, Pride), Rafael Feijao  (Strikeforce World Champion), Lyoto Machida, Alexandre Franca  Nogueira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005-2008

2002 – 2005

MMA Coach – Yoshida Dojo, Tokyo, Japan, 2004-2005 — Provided training for Judo fighters to  evolve into MMA competitors. Members now compete in MMA globally, including  Michihiri OmIgawa (UFC, Pride, Deep, Cage Rage England); Hidehico Youshida  (Pride); Makoto Takimoto (Pride); Ryuichi Murata (Deep)  Franchisee & Head Coach  Chute Boxe Academy, Tokyo, Japan, 2002-2004 — Moved to Japan and opened  the first franchise of Chute Boxe Academy in Tokyo. Built both a successful business  and a fledgling fight team ready to take on the highest levels of Japanese  competition.