Team Dog Pound FCT was founded in 1998. Under the instruction of head coach Elias Rivera. The team has trained and competed in numerous mixed martial arts events including Reality Fighting, Combatzone, WFL and Mass Destruction. Team Dog Pound FCT began training in Meriden, Connecticut, and now located in Southington. The team trains extensively in all aspects of MMA from Jiu- Jitsu to boxing, Muay Thai and wrestling.
Achievements of Team Dog Pound FCT have been growing since the late 90’s. They include: Mass Destruction (middleweight) champion, a Combatzone (cruiserweight) champion and ISFA (lightweight) champion. We at Team Dog Pound FCT believe in finishing what you start. Hence the saying “start strong finish strong.”
The attitudes of the men and women who train with Team Dog Pound FCT understand what it takes to get in the ring/cage, but attitude outside of fighting is just as important. Head coach Elias Rivera and assistant coach Frank Latina have motivated the students and fighters to understand that a man is not a man unless he is true to his word.
Our doors are open to all wishing to train and fight. We at Team Dog Pound FCT believe in MMA, the sacrifices and what it takes to fight MMA. Do you??