MMA Training Rio de Janeiro with UFC/Pride/Bellator vets

For MMA training Rio de Janeiro has many world class training partners, just as Torryn Heffelfinger has found out. A former college wrestler and Golden Gloves boxer from Michigan, Torryn relocated to Brazil to work on his jiu-jitsu and MMA and since coming to Rio has trained with everyone from Erick Silva, Paulo Thiago, Milton Vieira and many other top MMA fighters to the Brazilian Olympic wrestling team and even paratroopers and the infamous BOPE.

Meet Torryn in this video, see a little of his training and find out what he thinks of the lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. Read Torryn’s ongoing blog about training in Rio here.


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