ATHLETES

Ricardo AlmeidaFrankie “The Answer” Edgar

  • MMA
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5′6
  • Weight: 155lbs
  • MMA Record 13-1-1

  • UFC Lightweight Champion
  • Ranked as the #1 lightweight fighter in the world by Sherdog and MMA Weekly
  • Ranked as #4 “Pound for Pound” fighter in the world by Sherdog
  • 2x NJISAA State Place Winner
  • 2003 FreeStyle All-American
  • EWL Champion
  • 4x NCAA Qualifier

“Collagen Sport gives me a convenient way to get everything I need after a workout and the quality is great.” Frankie lives in NJ with his wife and two children and trains out of Ricardo Almeida Academy.

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Ricardo AlmeidaRicardo “Cachorrao” Almeida

  • UFC Welterweight Contender
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion 1996-1999
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling Competitor (placed 2nd – 4th between 1998-2003)
  • Former King of Pancrase
  • 13 wins – 4 losses
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • MMA Record: 13 wins – 4 losses
  • 5’11” tall
  • 170 pounds
  • Born 1976


Ricardo lives in Hamilton, New Jersey with his wife and three children. He is the chief instructor at the Almeida Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

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Ricardo AlmeidaGregor Gracie

  • MMA Welterweight
  • Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling Competitor
  • Brazilian National Champion
  • Pan American Champion
  • MMA Record:  3 wins – 1 loss
  • 5’11” tall
  • 170 pounds
  • Born 1986





Gregor lives in Manhattan where he is an instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy.

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Ricardo AlmeidaJohn Cholish

  • Strikeforce Lightweight Contendor
  • Division 1 Wrestler, Cornell University
  • MMA Record:  6 wins – 1 loss
  • 5’11” tall
  • 155 pounds
  • Born 1985






John Cholish lives and trains in New York City.

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Ricardo AlmeidaIgor Gracie

  • Strikeforce Welterweight Contender
  • Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • 2nd place, Pan American Championships
  • 3rd place, World Jiu-Jitsu Championships
  • MMA Record:  3 wins – 1 loss
  • 5’11” tall
  • 170 pounds
  • Born 1980






Igor and his wife live in Manhattan where he teaches at the Renzo Gracie Academy.

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Russ JonesRuss Jones

  •  National age group sprint triathlon champion
  • Over 100 triathlon & duathlon overall victories
  • USAT nationally ranked #1 Triathlete 50-54 age group
  • Placed 6th in 2010 World Triathlon Championships
  • 8 Time Pacific Coast Triathlon age group champion
  • Qualified US Olympic Trials Marathon 2 Hours 18 Minutes (on ONLY 70 miles/wk)
  • Competing in 15-20 Triathlons in 2011 racing season
  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach
     



Russ lives in Southern California. He prides himself on what the baby-boomer generation can accomplish with their health using the right training and nutrition. Russ owes his improved joint health to NeoCell collagen

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Russ JonesRick Hawn

  • Judo/MMA
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5′9
  • Weight: 170lbs
  • MMA Record 11-0

  • International Judo Champion
  • 2004 US Olympic Judo Team
  • 3X Pan Am Championships bronze medalist, ’99, ’02, ’04
  • 2007 Pan Am Games bronze medal.
  • 4X US Open bronze medalist:02, ’03, ’04, 07
  • Canadian Open Championships: ’01 Gold medal, ’07 Silver medal
  • Korea Cup Championships: ’03 Bronze medal
  • US National Championships
  • Gold medal, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’07
  • Silver medal, ’05, ’06
  • Bronze medal, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’01,’08 

As of 2009 Rick transitioned from his extensive and successful judo career to the world of MMA. With an undefeated record so far MMA has been a natural succession of his skills. Rick trains out of Boston, MA with Sityodtong and in NY under Renzo Gracie.


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