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 162012

Finding an MMA gym can be a difficult decision. As mixed martial arts rises in popularity more and more traditional martial arts schools are now marketing themselves as legitimate sources for mixed martial arts. Also, schools that only specialize in one area of fighting are taking the approach of “fake it ’til you make it” and posturing as complete MMA gyms when in reality they only have training in one area of MMA.  So how do you separate fact from fiction and differentiate the legit schools from the frauds and fakers?

Ask about the MMA Gym‘s schedule and curriculum

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

A true MMA Gym will have an even distribution of all areas of striking and grappling. The first sign that an MMA Gym is not legit is if they have grappling everyday, but only 1 or 2 striking classes (or vice versa).  Another cause for concern is if the MMA Gym only offers one style of grappling and one style of striking.  A well rounded MMA Gym will have grappling classes in Judo, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or striking classes in Karate, Boxing and Muay Thai.  Don’t forget, the most important aspect of MMA is the concept of MIXING the martial arts.

Ask for verified fight records and video

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Unfortunately, many MMA Gym owners will simply lie about their instructor’s or student’s accomplishments.  They will invent titles and fabricate stories to make themselves seem relevant.  Resources such as have comprehensive databases that document pro and amateur MMA fights.

Check Affiliations and Lineage

hudson valley mma gym

Hudson Valley mma gym

Has the instructor gotten all his belts from the same person or have they been “belt shopping”. Find out where the instructor received their belts (if there is no black belt instructor that is a major red flag too) and email those people. If the person who gave the belt does not endorse them then you can bet there is a problem.  Also, many legit MMA Gyms have “sold out” and are now selling teaching certificates to people who pay large sums of money, but have very little experience.  Find out if the MMA Gym has a legitimate training history with their affiliations or if they just attended a weekend course.  Testimonials from accomplished trainers, students and fighters help verify an MMA Gym legitimacy as well.

Free Trial

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

Hudson Valley MMA Gym

A real MMA gym will allow you to try before you buy. Legitimate MMA Gyms will often times offer private 1 on 1 into sessions to share with you the history and training philosophies of the gym.  If an MMA Gym isn’t willing to give you a free trial, beware!

Hudson Valley MMA Gym - Precision Mixed Martial Arts

Hudson Valley MMA Gym - Precision Mixed Martial Arts

If you live in the Poughkeepsie, LaGrange or Hudson Valley region and are looking for an authentic MMA Gym then please visit Precision Mixed Martial ArtsPrecision MMA is now offering a 30 Day Free trial visit or call 845-392-8495 to get started.