Highlander MMA, once the top performing MMA fight team in the Louisville, Kentucky area, has relocated to the Tampa Fight Factory in beautiful Tampa, Florida. Specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), our team is led by BJJ Black Belt, Mike Yanez, student of World Champion grappler, Master Pablo Popovitch. Highlander Fight Team has proven to be an unstoppable force in the region. We train hard and play harder.
Mike Yanez, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt instructor, coaches our team, along with his most experienced students and instructors. Mr. Yanez has nearly 15 years experience competing and instructing BJJ. The Yanez team is closely associated with the American Top Team, by way of world class grappler and instructor of Mr. Yanez, Pablo Popovitch.
If you have dreams of stepping into the cage, aspire to be the next mixed martial arts star, or are just looking for a competitive training environment, the Highlander Fight Team is the place for you. We offer some of the best training in the Tampa Bay area and we always welcome fresh talent and up-and-comers.