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August 6, 2017

The first Boston-area gym to become a destination for MMA fighters was Somerville’s Sityodtong — an affiliate of a noted Thailand academy — founded in 1996 by Mark DellaGrotte.

The gym’s profile faded, though, as fighters drifted away or fell out, and DellaGrotte took a...

May 7, 2015

I've had the honor & privilege to train alongside and watch  Sityodtong fighter Rachel Reinheimer from the time she began training in mixed martial arts. She came to SYT back in 2009 after watching the Ultimate Fighter Show. She had a dream to become a MMA fighter and...

April 10, 2015

Sityodtong is well known for its world class Muay Thai training and MMA coach  Kru Mark DellaGrotte. Since Ronda Rousey won over Dana White and the UFC,  interest in Women’s MMA has rapidly grown. It’s been only a matter of time before the Sityodtong camp produced its...

September 5, 2014

No two fighters arrive at the UFC having traveled the exact same path, and the journey Tateki Matsuda has traveled

is nothing short of extraordinary. It's not that the Japanese fighter stepped up on short notice to face Chris Beal this Friday at Fight Night 50, because...

May 24, 2014

Interview with Kru Mark Dellagrotte, head of Sityodtong USA at Sityodtong's new affiliate gym located at 701 Main St. East Hartford, CT. Mark speaks about his career in acting, developing his team of home grown fighters, working with women mixed martial artists,  getti...

May 3, 2014

Mark DellaGrotte didn’t really have many words to say. All he had was a bad taste in his mouth left from some less than pleasant breakups he’d had with his homegrown fighters; fighters that he had trained since the beginning and brought up to the highest level. And ove...

February 26, 2013

Tour Thailand with the coaches Kru Mark DellaGrotte, Kru Peter Pinto and Kru Walter Michalowski of Sityodtong USA. Train at the legendary Sityodtong camp, chill on the beach, visit amazing gardens and temples, experience the nightlife of Pattaya City, and see the beaut...