Aug 302012

Precision MMA Coach Helps the UFC’s Dan Miller win Submission of the Night

Every fighter dreams of stepping into the UFC octagon and every UFC fighter hopes to take home a big time bonus for a spectacular finish.  Precision MMA coach Brian McLaughlin got to be part of just such an occurrence when he journeyed from Poughkeepsie, NY to Atlantic City to corner Dan Miller at the UFC on FX. Miller enlisted the help of the Hudson Valley coach as he prepared to face BJJ black Belt Ricardo Funch.  For previous fights Brian had helped Dan’s younger brother Jim Miller prepare for battle inside the octagon, but this would be his first time in Dan’s corner.

From day 1 the focus of the training camp was getting the submission.  After reviewing tape on Funch, Brian saw a few weaknesses Dan could exploit.  The biggest being an opening for a guillotine choke.  For weeks Dan drilled the entries knowing that it would be his key to victory.

After 2 hard fought rounds the opportunity presented itself and Dan latched onto the choke at 3:12 of the final round and forced the submission.  In his post fight speech he said, “My coach Brian said the guillotine was there and I took it”.

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Dan Miller with the victory

The incredible submission did not go unnoticed by the UFC brass.  Dan was awarded $50,000 for Submission of the Night, making the victory all the more sweet.

These same moves Brian is teaching to elite UFC fighters can be learned in the Hudson Valley at Precision MMA. No other MMA Gym in Poughkeepsie has produced UFC results like Precision MMA.  To start training with Brian McLaughlin and the other great coaches at Precision MMA call 845-392-8495 or visit and get started on your 30 FREE days of training.

Mar 202012
Poughkeepsie Grapplers Take Home Victories at NAGA
Precision MMA Grapplers made the trip from their hometown of LaGrange, NY up to Albany for the North American Grappling Associations (NAGA) tournament.
The big star of the day was little Mikey Rooney. With only 18 months experience, Mikey was able to win both his intermediate divisions. Since he put on such a strong performance, the decision was made to bump his up to the Expert level – despite going up against grapplers with more than twice his experience, Mikey took home second place, even scoring a few crowd pleasing submissions along the way!
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Mikey Rooney takes home the sword for 1st place from Precision MMA

In the Adult Expert Division Jim Fitzpatrick made it to the finals after hitting jaw dropping armlocks and guillotine chokes. In a razor close match the judges awarded his opponent the victory, but “Fitz” had a strong performance looking for the submission from every angle in the toughest division of the day.
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Jim Fitzpatrick on the medal stand for Precision MMA

Precision MMA’s Phil Gavigan took home 3rd place, showing strong wrestling and positional dominance. Precision students Erik Begnston and Hassan Kahn earned hardfought submission victories, but lost close matches to the division winners.
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Phil Gavigan of Precision MMA

Everyone showed stellar technique, tenacity and sportsmanship that Precision MMA prides itself on. The secret to Precision’s success has always been its disciplined preparation. Training in a diverse mix of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Judo allows Precision MMA competitors to have more tools at their disposal and catch the competition off guard.
If you live in the Poughkeepsie, LaGrange or Hudson Valley area and are interested in training with Precision Mixed Martial Arts then check out our FREE 30 Day Trial. Just call 845-392-8495 or visit to get started on your path to success.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in LaGrange Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley NY

Mar 122012

Attention Hudson Valley MMA fans – Precision MMA is now offering an incredible 30 Day FREE Trial!  To get started visit or call 845-392-8495

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What Can You Expect from Training Hudson Valley MMA at Precision?

Learn to Fight Like a UFC Fighter!

If you are a fan of MMA and love watching the exciting techniques of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) then Precision MMA is the place for you!  We regularly bring in top level UFC Fighters for training and seminars such as Jim Miller and Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman. For Hudson Valley MMA no gym compares to Precision MMA.

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UFC Fighters Jim and Dan Miller seminar at Precision MMA

Precision MMA is the only Hudson Valley MMA gym that allows you to learn from real UFC Fighters.  Head coach Brian McLaughlin is also the only Hudson Valley MMA Fighter to step inside the UFC Octagon.  Brian fought his way into the Ultimate Fighter House on season 8, although he had to withdraw due to injury, he knows what it takes to perform at the highest level of the sport and now he wants to teach YOU!

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Precision MMA Coach Brian McLaughlin fighting on The Ultimate Fighter (Hudson Valley MMA)

So what are you waiting for?  Start training at the best Hudson Valley MMA Gym around! Visit or call 845-392-8495 and start your FREE 30 Day Trial.

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Mar 052012

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poughkeepsie, NY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poughkeepsie, NY

Here are a few of the guard submissions we’ve been working on over at Precision  in LaGrange, NY (just outside Poughkeepsie).  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the only martial arts that teaches students to fight off their back. This gives Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners the chance to defend themselves even when they are being over powered by a larger attacker.  By using joint locks and chokes leverage is the path to victory, rather than size or strength.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Precision MMA in Poughkeepsie, NY

At Precision MMA near Poughkeepsie, NY we emphasize solid fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques coupled with realistic training.  Students at Precision are well versed in the core ‘must know’ submissions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and practice them daily against resisting partners to make sure they can apply the techniques when they need them the most – for self defense.  While other schools focus their training on flashy moves, which may be great for winning tournaments, at Precision MMA we concentrate on techniques that will quickly and effectively allow students to defeat real world attackers.

If you live in the LaGrange, Poughkeepsie or Hudson Valley area and want to experience Precision MMA’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes then please call 845-392-8495 and ask about our FREE 30 Day Trial.  Or for more information visit