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Get Ready for the Battle of the Featherweights: Nick 'The Mile High Menace" Montez vs Christian "C4" Hightower in SCL: Army vs. Marines 14
Calling all MMA fans out there, get your popcorn ready and witness one of the most anticipated featherweight fights of the year! On April 29th at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland Colorado, the tough and respected Sparta Combat League presents SCL: Army vs. Marines 14, with the fight for the SCL Featherweight Championship at 145 lbs between Nick 'The Mile High Menace' Montez and Christian 'C4' Hightower. Both fighters are as talented and determined as they come and this is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling and violent fights of the year!
Christian Hightower brings with him an impressive striking background, having spent most of his time competing in Muay Thai, Kick Boxing and Boxing. Out of his 3 MMA bouts, his 2 victories came by TKO, while his only loss was a close split decision in March of 2022. His striking skills are constantly improving with each fight and he is not afraid to let his hands fly, making him an exciting fighter to watch.
However, 303 Training Center fighter Nick Montez is the reigning King of Sparta Featherweight Champion, proving his prowess inside the cage by winning and completely dominating his past 3 fights. Nick is ranked 1st out of 51 active Colorado Amateur Featherweights and 16th out of 555 active US West Amateur Featherweights, according to the respected Tapology Rankings. https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/334564-nick-montez
Nick's fighting style is very domineering and dynamic, combining powerful striking in both hands and ferocious grappling techniques with deadly positioning, making him a true MMA “Blue Chip” kind of talent and a very possible, if not likely UFC contender someday.
The most exciting aspect of this matchup is the clash of styles that will ensue. Christian's striking prowess will be put to the test against Nick's comprehensive fighting style, which includes an unpredictable style of grappling and striking. Nick's speed and tenacity will be measured against Christian's accuracy and conditioning. It all boils down to who wants it more, who is hungrier in the fight, and who executes their game plan flawlessly.
We expect fireworks from both fighters. It is an understatement to say that Nick and Christian will leave everything inside the cage. We here at the 303 Training Center highly respect Christian and his entire Forza Combat Team but we are very excited to see what Nick will do to defend his belt. Our hope here at 303 is of course Nick wins with ease and both fighters come back a little bit wiser and better.
Nick Montez is one of the 303 Training Center’s most loved, talented and most exciting fighters. through out this camp he has been training tirelessly and sharpening his skills to a perfection. Nick has never looked better and is more determined then ever after his recent championship win in January, where he showed off his versatility, heart and strength, to win his first Championship Belt. So get ready, save the date, we are about to witness something spectacular.
Buy your tickets now by following the link below and putting the CODE “MONTEZ” in all CAPS so Nick gets credited for the tickets!
Congrats to Sammy Carr on his Dominate MMA Debut Vicory!
The world of mixed martial arts (MMA) is a tough and challenging sport, where only the toughest and most determined fighters succeed. Recently, Sammy Carr, a newcomer to the MMA world, made his debut in a fight against also newcomer Domenic Pasqualicchio. Both fighters put up a great fight but it was 303’s own Sammy Carr who would control the entire fight from top to bottom and wall to wall to earn the dub and celebrate the victory with his Spartan and 303 Training Center familia!
Sammy Carr entered the cage of his first MMA competition confident of his preparation, but saying he came well-prepared would be a gross understatement, with the help and guidence coming to him from ultra experienced MMA coaches and fight handlers Art Petrosyan and LT Nelson. From the very start of the fight, Sammy showed his dominance, making it difficult for his opponent, Domenic Pasqualicchio to land any significant blows, using his grappling and striking techniques to control the fight.
The three rounds that followed were proof of Sammy's exceptional technique as he continued to dominate the fight. Sammy's outstanding cage techniques combined with his grappling and striking allowed him to keep his opponent at bay and search for openings. Even when Domenic tried to get back in the fight Sammy never lost his focus and he kept going until the very end.
Domenic, Sammy's opponent, also deserves credit for putting on an impressive fight. It's always challenging to face an opponent as tough and well prepared as Sammy, especially in your first MMA fight. However, Domenic fought bravely and never gave up, showcasing that he could be a force to reckon with in future fights. Domenic's performance shows that MMA is an incredible sport that demands dedication, skill, and hard work.
Sammy's victory is not only his alone but also a victory for his 303 Training Center and Genesis Training Center teammates and all the coaches who helped him get the win. A special 303 thanks to Art Petrosyan and Lt Nelson who have trained Sammy and supported him throughout his journey. Their experience and guidance without a doubt helped Sammy learn to sharpen new skills and techniques, making sure that he was more than ready to face the opponent that stood in his way.
Sammy Carr's debut fight was thrilling and exciting, it showcased the dedication and hard work that goes into becoming a successful fighter.
Thanks Sammy! We are certainly proud to be a part of your journey and will be ready to cheer you on and train with you next time on the mat!
The MMA Plumber
On Friday April 21st, Sammy Carr is set to fight for the Colorado combat club. This 32 year old has been training at 303 since December 2018, determined to make his dream of fighting MMA a reality. When he's not running his successful plumbing business, Spartan Plumbing, he dedicates himself fully to MMA training, his friends, Dad and Dogs. His hard work and dedication have led him to this moment he set out for, where he will be stepping into the cage for the first time against Domenic Pasqualicchio. This will also be Domenics first MMA fight.
Sammy Carr's progress in the fighting world started with Jiu Jitsu and kick boxing private lessons aimed strictly towards his goal of fighting. This process would lead him to strenuous MMA sparring led by Coach LT Nelson and Art Petrosyan This would eventually lead our MMA plumber to some kickboxing fights which he had great success in.
While running his plumbing business, Sammy dedicated himself to training and focusing on sharpening his fighting skills, building endurance, and improving his overall fitness levels. Sammy has emerged as a well-rounded fighter, ready to take on the competition and achieve his ultimate goal in competing in the cage.
Preparing for the event has been a long, arduous process that has tested Sammy's physical and mental abilities. During his camp Sammy's closest four legged companion "Sunny" had passed away. Sammy has turned that grief into determination and will certainly be caring his friend with him in his heart this Saturday night.
Sammy Carr’s journey is an inspiration to anyone who has a dream and puts in the hard work to achieve it. He has shown that with the right mindset, dedication, and training, anything is possible. With the help of his coaches and training team at 303 Training Center, Sammy has been transformed from a hobbyist Martial Artist to a skilled and determined Martial Artist with a a focal point to beat up Domenic Pasqualicchio and get the victory in front of all his friends, family and Spartan brethren this Saturday night in Denver Co. We really look forward to cheering him on in his MMA debut and you can too if you purchase tickets below! Let’s go Spartan Plumbing!
…and if you need or want some Black Belt plumbing or a nice toilet be sure to hit up Sammy Carr by checking out his website.
-Prof Tony Basile
Meet Ollin Quintana:
The 15-Year-Old MMA Prodigy
At the age of 15, Ollin Quintana has already made a name for himself in the world of martial arts. Despite being too young to compete in MMA yet, Ollin has primarily been training with the grown adults on his 303 Training Center fight team, and they all agree that he's going to be a force to be reckoned with when he's finally old enough to enter the cage. But that hasn't stopped Ollin from already making waves in other disciplines – The young teen has competed and won in the FTW and other Grappling Industries BJJ advanced divisions since he was small and he very recently went an undefeated 39-0 to win a Jr National Wrestling Championship, and just this last weekend, he thoroughly dominated a very tough teen by unamimous decision in a Muay Thai Kick Boxing Smoker. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the young superstar and what makes him stand out from the crowd.
Ollin's striking ability is now one of his greatest strengths. At just 15 years old, he already knows how to deliver powerful, accurate strikes that can leave opponents dazed and confused. But his strengths are not just in striking – he's also well-versed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which gives him a well-rounded approach to combat. With his combination of striking and grappling skills, Ollin is poised to be a real force in MMA when he finally gets his chance to compete.
While Ollin's talents in wrestling and BJJ are impressive, it's his work ethic that really sets him apart from the competition. Despite his young age, he's already putting in countless hours of practice each week, working on his technique, strength, and conditioning. He's always eager to learn from his more experienced training partners, and he's not afraid to push himself to the limit in order to improve.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of his family and coaches. Ollin's parents have been instrumental in helping him pursue his dreams, driving him to practice and cheering him on at competitions. And his coaches, particularly MMA Coach Art Petrosyn have been nothing short of amazed by his raw talent and dedication. They know that Ollin has what it takes to make it to the top of the MMA world and they're doing everything they can to help him get there.
Despite his obvious talent and potential, Ollin remains grounded and humble. He knows that there's still plenty of work to be done, and he's never content to rest on his laurels. He's determined to continue pushing himself harder and harder, with the ultimate goal of one day becoming a world champion. If he keeps up his current pace, there's no doubt that he'll achieve that goal – and maybe even more.
In a world where young athletes are constantly being hyped up only to fall short of expectations, Ollin Quintanna stands out as a truly exceptional talent. With his combination of striking, grappling, and work ethic, there's no doubt that he's going to be a major force in the world of MMA in the years to come. Whether you're a fan of martial arts or simply inspired by stories of hard work and dedication, Ollin's journey is one worth watching – and we can't wait to see where it takes him next.
Blood and Guts: Coach Danny Loses the Fight but Aces the Test
Last Sunday afternoon, the UFC Fight Pass had one of its most intense fights, with Coach Danny going head to head in the fourth fight of the Main Card. The fight was Coach Danny's toughest, and it proved to be a great litmus test in his young career. Even though he did not win the fight, the young and upcoming 303 fighter certainly passed every test in regards to heart and determination that a coach could ask for without getting the victory. Having fought a war, Coach Danny knows what it is going to take to be at the top of the division.
Coach Danny has always been a promising young fighter, and with each fight, he has shown skill and determination. His fight on the UFC Fight Pass was no different, and it was evident that he put all his training into the fight. Despite losing the fight, he showed resilience and grit, which are essential qualities in a fighter. His performance was courageous and it earned him respect from both his teammates and fans.
Coach Danny's heart is a clear indication of what it takes to be a successful fighter. Dedication, hard work, and discipline are key factors that contribute to a fighter's success. These are also the same qualities that Coach Danny has demonstrated in his career. He is not just a fighter, but also a coach, who knows what it takes to train kids, and upcoming fighters. It is, therefore, no surprise that he has been successful in both fields.
Coach Danny's loss in the UFC Fight Pass is a lesson that every fighter can learn from. Sometimes, the result may not be what you expected, but the experience is enough to teach you valuable lessons. For Coach Danny, the fight simply highlights his strengths and weaknesses as a fighter and shows him what he needs to work on to become better.
Coach Danny's fight on the UFC Fight Pass was not just about him. He had a whole team of coaches, trainers, and supporters behind him every step of the way. We want to give special thanks to 303 MMA Coach Art Petrosyan and also the entire Genesis Training Center out of Arvada, Co. They are the best at what they do. Their tough team and support along with Coach Art and all the training partners at the 303 Training Center was a huge contributing factor that helped motivate Danny to give his best in the fight. It is a clear indication of how important the support system is for every fighter. 303 Training Center and Genesis Training Center is a perfect example of a team working together towards a common goal.
Coach Danny's fight last Sunday was a great showcase of his heart and determination. Despite not winning the fight, he has taught us valuable lessons in grit, determination and fearlessness. His performance highlights the importance of hard work, dedication, and discipline. We can hardly wait to see Coach Danny back in the cage, and we know he will be better than ever. He is an inspiration to us all at the 303 Training Center, Thank you Coach, your blood spilt for the brand will not be forgotten.
Prof. Tony Basile
Coach Danny Gonzales: Taking on His Biggest Challenge Yet
This Sunday, April 16th, the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado, will be abuzz with excitement as our very own 303 Jiu Jitsu and Striking Coach, and 2-0 professional MMA fighter, Danny Gonzales takes on the dangerous 3-1 Christian Strong from Mukilteo, Washington. Coach Danny is no stranger to the octagon, but this time around, he is facing his most significant challenge yet. With Christian's recent TKO victory in March and his formidable wrestling skills, Coach Danny will need to rely on his decade of jiu-jitsu training and superior striking ability to win his way to the top. Join us in supporting Coach Danny as he takes on his most anticipated bout yet.
As a professional fighter with a perfect record of 2-0, Coach Danny Gonzales has already proven his skills can be extremely effective in the cage. However, this Sunday he faces his most potent opponent yet, a tough wrestler with knockout power. Christian Strong is a bit different than Coach Danny has faced before, and this bout would undoubtedly be his most significant professional test yet.
Coach Danny's striking technique is maybe his biggest strength. His hard work through his highly skilled and very respected boxing Coach Jake Ramos out of Genesis Training Center in Arvada, Co , combined with his decade of jiu-jitsu training under 2X UFC World Champion grappling Coach Tony Basile, makes him one of the most dangerous up and coming fighters in the Bantamweight division. He is known for controlling his distance with technical strikes, waiting for the perfect moment to counter his opponent's advances. However, Christian Strong is an entirely different type of fighter, with his wrestling skills and power in his right hand, it's perhaps going to be a bigger challenge for Coach Danny to control the distance.
The upcoming fight is going to be both exciting and tense. Coach Danny has been preparing for this contest for months. His team at the 303 Training Center and Genesis Training Center has been analyzing Christian Strong's technique and developing plans to counteract his dangerous style. Coach Danny’s head MMA coach and fight expert Art Petrosyan will undoubtedly play a critical role in deciding the best strategy for this fight. His extensive training, discipline, and grit will help him to overcome his toughest challenge yet.
We believe that Coach Danny has the potential to dominate his opponents in the Bantamweight division. Another professional victory would certainly put the Colorado Bantamweight division on notice. We are confident that Coach Danny will put up a fantastic performance in front of his home crowd at the National Western Center. Come out and show your support this Sunday for Coach Danny's upcoming fight.
Coach Danny Gonzales is one of the most exciting up-and-coming MMA fighters out there, having won both his professional fights so far. That being said, his upcoming fight against Christian Strong will undoubtedly be his most significant challenge yet, and we couldn't be more excited! With Coach Danny's technical striking and always dangerous submission skills, we are confident that he will be ready for whatever Christian Strong throws at him. Join us at the National Western Center this Sunday or watch the fight live on UFC fight pass to show your support and cheer on Coach Danny as he takes on the most anticipated bout of his career so far!
Lets go Danny!
The 303 Training Center held its 7th Marathon Randori in spectacular fashion last month on Patty's Day weekend. After 3 and a half hours of non-stop rolling, D’Anthony Muniz emerged victorious and took home the grand prize - a limited edition 303 Training Center Gi.
This was the 13th year that the 303 Training Center has been in operation, and over 60 people from our 303 Jiu Jitsu community participated in this exciting event. With so many people it was sure to be a long and exciting event with no telling who would be the last one standing. And it certainly lived up to expectations!
Muniz faced off with his friend and training partner Dennis Hrbach for the final match, and after what seemed like an eternity of back-and-forth action, Muniz won the match via flying armbar submission with less than 21 seconds to go until overtime. The crowd erupted with cheers as they watched Muniz take home the grand prize!
We are so thankful to have such a wonderful and fun community at the 303 Training Center and are so excited for the next Marathon Randori. The 303 Marathons are truly a hidden gem in the Colorado BJJ Community and we feel no one in the world does them better or quite like us. We look forward to the next one and if you didn't join us last time then we invite you to join us the next time!
Celebrating Westminster's First Female Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts at 303 Training Center
Get ready to witness a historic moment in Colorado's martial arts community! The 303 Training Center is thrilled to announce that Westminster is now home to not one, but TWO female Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belts: Ling Sattler and Rachael Beddes. With a combined training experience of 21 years, these local women have worked their way up from ground zero to achieve this incredible milestone in the martial arts world. To celebrate this outstanding accomplishment, 303 Training Center is hosting a free Women's Self Defense Seminar @ 10:00am followed by the black belt ceremony @ 12:30pm. After the Black Belt Ceremony join us for the Marathon Randori! Who will be the champion of this exhilarating marathon randori? Experience fun competition and you could win a free 303 GI!
Ling Sattler and Rachael Beddes began their BJJ journey with no grappling experience but with determination and grit, these women have proved that they have what it takes to reach the top. Their journey has been one of dedication, hard work, and perseverance.
Opened in 2010, 303 Training Center has been a vital part of Colorado's martial arts history. The 303 Training Center has not only fostered numerous talented athletes, it is also the home to Colorado's first-ever UFC World titleholder, Rose Namajunas, who won her title in Madison Square Garden in November 2017.
The unprecedented achievements of Ling Sattler and Rachael Beddes demonstrate the power of perseverance, hard work, and determination. Through it all, 303 Training Center has been a nurturing and empowering force in their lives. Join us on March 18th at 12:30pm to celebrate their accomplishments, learn valuable self-defense skills, and witness a historic moment in Colorado's martial arts history.
Don't miss out on this must attend event, come cheer on these two trailblazing women!
Come and celebrate with us this Saturday, March 18th at 12:30pm for 303's special belt ceremony! We have many
exciting belt promotions including two new amazing female black belts. Don't miss out!
We'll see you on the mats!
Black Belt Celebration
Women's Self Defense Seminar
Come join us for a free self-defense seminar at the 303 Training Center with special guest Shani Baker. In just one session you'll gain
important skills such as basic
self-defense techniques and situational awareness.
This Class is great for beginners ages 13 and up.
Follow the link to reserve your spot!
Super Student Attendance Wheel
SPIN THAT WHEEL!
We’re giving away some fun prizes including a chance to win either an Xbox or a PS5!
Spinning the (Super Student Wheel) is going on now until April 1st for our very own 303 kids classes! These kids have been training very hard so I think it’s time to give back and treat them with some prizes… but everything comes with a price and you gotta earn that spin!
So how does your kid get a chance to spin the wheel?
After every kids class, the coaches will pick up to 3+ students who have been on their best behavior and putting their 100% effort in class to be selected to get the opportunity to spin the (super student wheel) that day.
The selected students will get their names on a drawing wheel, and if the drawing wheel lands on their name they will become the selected student to spin the (super student wheel.)
Once the student spins the wheel, whatever the arrow lands on will be the prize they win!
•Ice cream dates with the coaches
•Vending machine coupons
•Pick game for next 3 classes
•Free spin + piece of candy
•Super prize (spin again, if lands on super prize, Xbox/PS5, if not, you’ll still get a Pizza Party.)
*See the coaches and Professor for more details!
These prizes will sure to get your kiddos motivated and excited to train jiu jitsu at their very best level! So don’t miss out on all the fun 303s got to offer!
See you on the mats!
Stay in the Loop
Coach Daniel Gonzales is an exceptional Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, KickBoxing and Kids BJJ Coach at 303 Training Center. At only 25 years old, he has been winning competitions for the brand since 2011.
Now, he has achieved another milestone by winning his second MMA pro fight via a slick set up and finish of a "Triangle Choke” and all in the first round! This impressive feat truly demonstrates Coach Danny’s technical ground abilities and patience in the cage. Hopefully we have video to share here soon!
At the 303 Training Center, we are proud to support Coach Danny and his incredible accomplishments. We believe in the power of mentorship and providing our coaches and competitors with the tools and resources to truly be successful. With that in mind we want to take a step back and give a huge shout out to Jake Ramos and the entire Genisis Training Center team that is located in Arvada Co. Coach Jake and his team have been good friends of ours dating all the way back to 2013. In this particular case Coach Jake personally welcomed,coached and mentored our young 303 fighter and he is a big reason for our victory last Friday. Definitely check them out if you are wanting the best Professional MMA team in Colorado!
Also big thanks to our very own Coach Art Petrosyan who has tirelessly helped Danny and our entire 303 MMA team grow leaps and bounds in all directions since his full time arrival in 2022. We can not say enough good about what the future holds for this young and talented 303 fight team but we sure are excited to see what the rest of 2023 is going to shape up like.
So far the team is an impressive 3 wins 1 loss with exciting and challenging new fights on the horizon! Stay tuned for all the 303 MMA updates!
So when you see Coach Danny make sure you say congrats! Also check out his Kickboxing class every Monday and Friday at 7:30pm for some outstanding tech and fight tips.
News & Updates
Stay in the Loop
303 Training Center KickBoxing & kids BJJ Coach fights this Friday!
This Friday Night!!
Have you heard about 303 Training Center's own pro fighter Daniel Gonzales? This 25-year-old Colorado native has been training and competing with the 303 Training Center since he was 14! He is a hardworking coach, athlete, and is all-around dangerous in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, wrestling and MMA. We're so proud of him and can't wait to root for him as he fights this Friday night in Downtown Denver! Get to know more about Coach Danny below!
A Life Dedicated to Martial Arts Coach, Danny has dedicated almost all his time to martial arts. He started training when he was just 14 years old and hasn't looked back since. From gold medals in BJJ tournaments to impressive wins in kickboxing matches, Coach Danny is an all-around mixed martial artist who has put in the hard work and effort necessary for true success. His dedication is unmatched; he puts hours upon hours into his training every day and it shows.
In addition to being an incredible competitor, Coach Danny also serves as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt instructor and a striking coach at 303 Training Center. He loves helping others reach their goals by offering them the guidance they need to succeed. His enthusiasm for martial arts shines through during his classes, which are always filled with energy and fun. Plus, he brings a wealth of knowledge that students can learn from each time they step into the cage ,ring or onto the mats.
This Friday night is going to be a big one for Coach Danny! We're so excited (and nervous!) for him as he steps into the cage for his 2nd professional MMA fight in downtown Denver this Friday night - please join us in showing your support by coming out and cheering him on with all your 303 family members! Follow the link below to purchase tickets now and put GONZALES IN ALL CAPS so Coach Danny gets the credit for the tickets- we can't wait to see you there!
Danny Gonzales is an inspiration for everyone at the 303 Training Center - both athletes and coaches alike. From his humble beginnings at age 14 up until now, he has worked hard towards his goals of becoming an accomplished martial artist and coach. This Friday night will be a defining moment for him - please come show your love and support by purchasing tickets here so that you can cheer on our very own pro 303 fighter alongside your fellow 303 family members! Good luck Coach Danny - we believe in you!!