Prize Fight MMA Academy is dedicated to helping every member reach their goals. Whether you want to lose weight, increase energy, gain confidence, become a fighter, learn self-defense, or have your son or daughter learn anti-bullying skills in our youth MMA Program, we are behind you every step of the way.
Prize Fight MMA Academy is totally a "family" atmosphere, where we all help each other reach our goals, in other words-were one TEAM!
John McGee is the Head Boxing Coach at Prize Fight. He is a certified boxing coach through USA Boxing-the governing body for Olympic Boxing in the United States. John is himself a father of four and is extremely patient with each and every young athlete and dedicates a minimum of 20 hours per week training amateur boxers. One of Coach McGee's top athletes is Mike Alexander, who just won the 2013 West Tennessee Golden Gloves and is hoping to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Prize Fight won the bid to host the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the Team that went on to compete in Athens, Greece. Prize Fight hosted the 2013 Southeastern Association Junior Olympics in Tunica,MS. Coach John's philosophy is simple "while every young athlete might not have been blessed with the ability to compete at the Olympic level, boxing can teach every young person character, discipline, and self confidence that are all necessary to become a success in life."
After a very successful amateur MMA career, Jamie Houston is now (3-0) as a pro, along with being a dedicated father of three, and an outstanding member of the local community, giving much of his free time to assist others in their own lives. Jamie is the Head Coach at Prize Fight, and is competing at the NAGA Tournament in Southaven June 22nd.
After having an outstanding amateur MMA career himself along with competing in NAGA for years, he serves as our Assistant Head Coach.
Both Jamie and Jose are passionate and dedicated about training, are high energy, professional, and are committed to building a world class stable of fighters.
Ashlee Frazier-Houston is our Gym Manager and is (3-0) in her amateur MMA career, and that is why we always respond to her by saying yes maam/no maam!!
Caleb Tidwell is our Fitness Kickboxing Program Director-teaching both at the beginning and advanced levels. He is extremely knowledgeable, energetic, and an outstanding motivator! You can catch any of his classes six days a week, but prepare to sweat and have some fun! There is never a dull moment in any of his classes.
Our Advanced Jiu-Jitsu class is taught by Josh Bullard. The class is from 10:00am-12:00pm every Saturday here at the Prize Fight MMA Academy. Josh won Gold at the 2013 Memphis NAGA in the No-Gi Intermediate Division. Josh also corners many fighters throughout the mid-south and has cross-trained at many gyms throughout the area. Josh has been married for four years and has three beautiful children.
Prize Fight also features a state-of-the-art sauna and tanning bed, and offers each and every member a free Prize Fight MMA Academy t-shirt and two free tickets to any of Prize Fight's Boxing or MMA shows.
478 Marathon Way Suite 3
Southaven, MS 38671