PRESS RELEASE: March 29, 2011 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Roufusport is proud to announce that it has been named America’s Top MMA Gym by Chosen by the fans, Roufusport beat out the well-respected Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the finals for the honor. The Milwaukee-based fight gym also topped Grudge Training Center and American Top Team en route to capturing the title.

The other gyms considered included Black House Team, American Kickboxing Academy, Xtreme Couture, Team Quest, Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts, Nova Uniao, Renzo Gracie Academy, and Tristar Gym.

Roufusport is home to MMA fighters such as UFC heavyweight star Pat “HD” Barry, UFC lightweight title contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, rising UFC featherweight star Erik Koch, and UFC featherweight prospect Daniel “Danny Boy” Downes.

Roufusport head trainer Duke Roufus had this to say regarding the accolade: “We were very proud just to be considered amongst the best gyms in America, so to be named the best…it’s quite an honor. Congratulations are definitely order to all the gyms in the contest.”

For more information on Roufusport, please visit

About Roufusport
Roufusport is run by famed kickboxer and MMA trainer Duke Roufus and his business partner Scott Joffe. It is a world class brand that includes a state-of-the-art training facility, fight team, and MMA promotion, the North American Fighting Championship. Roufus is one of the most recognizable striking and MMA coaches in North America, and is considered to be one of the top trainers of Muay Thai kickboxing outside of Thailand. Roufus is the head coach of the Roufusport Fight Club team, which includes UFC stars Alan Belcher, Pat “HD” Barry, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Erik Koch, and “Danny Boy” Downes. Former students include former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, The Ultimate Fighter season one star Stephan Bonnar, and UFC veterans Ben Rothwell, Matt Mitrione, and Eric “Red” Schafer. Roufus and Joffe operate the Roufusport Martial Arts Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kamal Shalorus is the toughest guy you have never heard of…

Courtesy of the WEC.

Below are the official weigh-in results for Sunday’s WEC event, which features the lightweight bout between Jamie Varner and Kamal Shalorus [out of Austin, TX], as well as bouts between Mark Hominick and Yves Jabouin and LC Davis and Josh Grispi, airs live on VERSUS, beginning at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

Kamal Shalorus (155) vs. Jamie Varner (156)
Yves Jabouin (145) vs. Mark Hominick (144.5)
L.C. Davis (146) vs. Josh Grispi (145)
Dan Downes (156) vs. Chris Horodecki (154)

Will Campuzano vs. Eddie Wineland (135.5)
Will Kerr (155) vs. Karen Darabedyan (155.5)
Frank Gomez (135.5) vs. Wagnney Fabiano (135.5)
Bendy Casimir (145.5) vs. Erik Koch (145.5)
Diego Nunes (144) vs. Rapael Assuncao (144.5)
Rafael Rebello (135) vs. Chris Cariaso (135)
Renan Barao (141.5) vs. Anthony Leone (142) ….. Note: Fight takes place at catch weight of 143