Team Kaobon

Team Kaobon
Team Kaobon
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Est. 2002 (as "Fighters and Fitness")
Founded by Colin Heron (originally founded as "Fighters and Fitness"
Primary trainers Colin Heron (Head coach)
Marcelo Brigadeiro (Luta Livre coach)
Shane Rigby (Wrestling coach)
Andy Aspinall (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach)
Juddas Clottey (Boxing coach)
Current titleholders Mark Adams - BAMMA Featherweight champion
Neil Adams - K-1 UK Max champion and various kickboxing/thaiboxing titles
Rob Sinclair - BAMMA Lightweight champion
Prominent Fighters Terry Etim (UFC)
Paul Kelly (UFC)
Paul Taylor (UFC)
Paul Sass (UFC)
Mark Adams (BAMMA Featherweight champion)
Martin Stapleton (former Ultimate Fighter participant)
Training Facility Locations England Liverpool, England
England Chester, England
England London, England
Official Website Team Kaobon Homepage

Team Kaobon formerly known as Fighters and Fitness[1] is a mixed martial arts team from Liverpool, England. The team is known for being the training camp of multiple English lightweight fighters based in the Ultimate Fighting Championships - the top MMA organisation - as well as domestically.



The following fighters are amongst those currently based at Team Kaobon[2]

  • England Mark Scanlon - Current UFC fighter
  • England Mark Adams - BAMMA veteran and BAMMA Featherweight champion
  • England Terry Etim - Current UFC fighter
  • England Eugene Fadiora - BAMMA veteran
  • England Paul Kelly - UFC veteran
  • England Paul Sass - Current UFC fighter and holder of 7 consecutive triangle choke victories
  • England Mick Sinclair - domestic veteran
  • England Rob Sinclair - BAMMA veteran and BAMMA Lightweight champion
  • England Martin Stapleton - former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: US vs. UK
  • England Paul Taylor - UFC veteran
  • Spain Oriol Gaset - Botnia Punishment Lightweight champion
  • Northern Ireland Chris Stringer - Cage Wars veteran


The following individuals currently coach at Team Kaobon[3]

  • England Colin Heron - Managing director and head coach
    • Heron established Team Kaobon in 1992, which now holds three gyms. Heron is also the first trainer to produce Muay Thai champions in each weight class.
  • Brazil Marcelo Brigadeiro - Luta Livre coach
    • Brigadeiro is a Luta Livre black belt who shares time between Team Kaobon and RFT in Brazil. Brigadeiro has won the Brazilian National Championship of Submission three times and the Rio de Janeiro State Championship of Submission seven times.
  • England Shane Rigby & England Mike Grundy - Wrestling coach
    • Rigby has competed in multiple wrestling and judo competitions, won a silver medal at two Commonwealth Games and was a member of the Great Britain Olympic Wrestling team.
    • Grundy was on the Olympic team for Beijing Olympics 2008, 2 Times British senior champion and was ranked 12th in the World championships Denmark 2009
  • England Andy Aspinall - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach
    • Aspinall holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a 2nd degree black belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Ghana Juddas Clottey - brother of top-level professional boxer Joshua Clottey. Won 45 of his 59 professional boxing fights and has trained many world-known boxers.


  1. ^ "Welcome to Team Kaobon". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Team Kaobon fighters". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Team Kaobon staff". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 

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