INTERVIEW RAY ELBE – IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

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Ray’s Blog – http://www.magicalray.com

Ray Elbe – Current Martial Combat Superfight Champion goes over the importance of Strength and Conditioning for MMA athletes. BJJ Coach at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA academy – http://www.tigermuaythai.com

MagicalRay Elbe is a veteran of over 30 professional MMA fights, and has competed in either Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, or Mixed Martial Arts in over 10 different countries.

Magical Ray Elbe

Born December 9th, 1982 Magical Ray Elbe started training in Mixed Martial Arts while attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona. While obtaining a degree in Elementary Education, Ray spent his nights training to become a professional athlete. Making his professional debut in November of 2002, Elbe originally trained Vale Tudo under WEC Bantamweight veteran Del Hawkins, before finding Macahdo Purple Belt Steve Hochuli. Training Under Hochuli, Elbe began to define his fighting style with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques.

Upon Graduating College in 2005 with a bachelors degree, Elbe relocated to Irvine, Orange County, California to improve his submission grappling techniques under the guidance of 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt Juliano Prado.

In March of 2007, Elbe relocated to Phuket Thailand and has been training out of the Tiger Muay Thai facility ever since.

MagicalRay Elbe is a veteran of over 30 professional MMA fights, and has competed in either Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, or Mixed Martial Arts in over 10 different countries.

Accomplishments

2003

  • Rage In The Cage 50 Fighter Of The Night Award Winner
  • RITC Super Fight Winner
  • Rumble On The Rock Super Fight Veteran
  • Desert Quest No Gi Champion

2004

  • X-treme Cage Fighting Super Fight Champion
  • Over The Edge Super Fight Winner
  • Mexico Fight Night 170lbs 4 Man Tournament Champion
  • King Of The Cage Super Fight Veteran
  • PBP 175lbs 4 Man NHB Tournament Winner
  • 2nd place Desert Quest Gi Division
  • Desert Quest No Gi Champion
  • KickDown Classic- Sturgis Super Fight Winner
  • Awarded BJJ Blue Belt

2005

  • RITC Super Fight Champion
  • KOTC Super Fight Veteran
  • RITC 68 Fighter Of The Night Award Winner
  • KickDown Classic 170lbs Champion
  • ISKA Rocky Mountain States 173lbs MMA Champion

2006

  • Total Combat Super Fight Veteran
  • U.S. Open of Submission Grappling Champ
  • Received 4th stripe on BJJ Blue Belt from BJJ BB Juliano Prado
  • Made guest appearance on MTV reality show “NEXT”

2007

  • Received his BJJ Purple Belt from BJJ BB Juliano Prado
  • Bangla Stadium Fight of The Night Trophy winner (Muay Thai)
  • Draka Fight of the Night (Khabarovsk Russia)
  • 1st place SEA Grappling games NO GI Elite 79 Kilo division-Bangkok Thailand

2008

  • Aloissio Silva 2nd Silva tournament Gold Purple belt division under 190lbs
  • Fight Lab Submission Grappling Gold Medalist Advance under 185lbs Division
  • Fight Lab Submission Grappling Gold Medalist Advanced under 205lbs Division
  • Pan Asian Advanced No GI over 79 Kilo Gold Medalist-Philippines, Manila
  • Abu Dhabi International (U.A.E.) Bronze Medal Purple/Brown belt division Gi
  • Desert Quest Nogi 2nd place
  • Djarum Indonesian Submission Grappling Champion

2009

  • Awarded BJJ Brown Belt
  • Contestant on UFC Ultimate Fighter 9 reality show
  • FBT Thailand Submission Grappling Elite Division silver medalist
  • Neofight Korea Superfight Champion
  • 2009 World Series of Grappling (Grappler’s Quest-LV) Advanced bronze medalist

2010

  • Martial Combat 6 Superfight Champion
  • Promoted to BJJ Black Belt under Juliano Prado
  • ESPN STAR Sports Martial Combat color commentator (events 1-4, 6-10)
  • Guest appearance on ESPN STAR Sports Reality TV show “GAME”
  • Martial Combat 11 Main Event Winner
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