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Aurora / Naperville and Channahon gym member Matt Shapiro wins in his Pro Debut in the 1st round with strikes from the mount. Pictured with him are Jeff Neal, Brian   Read More ...

Carlson Gracie Naperville / Aurora gym has now added takedown and takedown defense classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 6-6:30pm. Classes will be taught by Mike Benefiel. Mike has an   Read More ...

On July 11th, 2014 at Total Fight Challenge Mixed Martial Arts MMA we went 3-0. Jackie Hansen won by unanimous decision, Luke Cherep by first round submission, and Tony Rodriguez by   Read More ...

Darren Elkins a Mixed Martial arts MMA featherweight fighter in the UFC with a record of 17-4 has earned his 2nd stripe on his brown belt under Jeff Neal /     Read More ...

Congratulations to Axel and Anthony as they traveled to Toronto, Canada to compete in the 2014 North American Kickboxing Championships. Both fighting out of the Carlson Gracie gym in Channahon/Naperville,   Read More ...

Darren Elkins will be fighting Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox, January 25th in Chicago. Elkins (17-3) is ranked in the top ten in the featherweight division.  He was on   Read More ...

Congrats to former Carlson Gracie team Coach and now full time UFC Fighter Ricardo Lamas on his upcoming 145 Title fight against Jose Aldo February 1st.

Congrats to Darren Elkins on his big victory in the UFC last night. He is now 6-1 in the 145 division. He also has the most wins of anyone in   Read More ...

Retired MMA fighter and former Carson Gracie Team Member Stephan Bonnar has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. “1999 seams like only yesterday when Stephan came up to   Read More ...

Carlson Gracie MMA Coach Mike Benefiel working with UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Jon Bones Jones on his upcoming UFC fight.