Battle Born MMA is Reno, Nevada’s premier MMA gym. We train in all aspects of mixed martial arts: wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, and grappling. Learn from Richard Montoya, former WEC light-heavyweight champion, who has trained with many of the best teams in the sport. Your first night of training is free, so come on down with a cup and a mouthpiece, and leave your ego at the door. At Battle Born MMA, we train hard to win easy.
Battle Born MMA is a labor of love for owners Richard and Michelle Montoya. Richard is a former professional fighter who works full-time as a union iron worker with Local 118, and Michelle teaches English and runs the Writing Center part-time at TMCC. Battle Born started in the basement of a home we rented near the VA Hospital and migrated to another basement near Mt Rose Elementary. After having two kids – Miles and Amelia – we decided to move the gym to an outside location. We now train out of the Team Nevada building on Keystone Ave. Our facility has wall-to-wall wrestling mats and a fully-enclosed octagon that Richard built out of brawn and steel.
We don’t run this gym for the money – in fact, we never got into MMA for the money. We do this because we love it and because we want it to be accessible for others who love it as well. If you’re thinking about getting in shape, learning how to defend yourself, or fighting professionally, we have a safe and friendly yet competitive environment. We’d love for you to join our growing family.