Getting to Know – Phuket Top Team

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Boyd Clarke (Middle)

In 2012, In Chalong Phuket Thailand. Australian Muay Thai Fanatic Boyd Clarke opened a gym alongside his wife due to his career being cut short due to illness. The gym in question? Phuket Top Team, the name was Boyd’s way of paying homage to two of the most successful gyms in the business, American Top Team, and Brazilian Top Team.


UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping training at Phuket Top Team

Since then the gym has grown on a global scale, with fighters from all over the world going there to tune their trade. Names such as UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping, female wrecking machine and current Bellator Champion Cris Cyborg and BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal among the top names to have visited Phuket Top Team.



The gym boasts talent from all major promotions with fighters plying their trade-in UFC, One Championship, Bellator and Rizin among others. With the likes of ONE Championship Muay Thai superstar Lerdsila with his 190 wins, ex UFC veteran Vaughan Lee and Suwanan Boonsorn the gym is full of highest level competitors.


Head BJJ Coach – 5th Degree Carlson Gracie Black Belt Professor Olavo Abreu

Assistant BJJ & No-gi – 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt Professor Leo De Souza

Striking Coach, Amateur & Pro MMA Coach – Vaughan Lee (8 fight UFC veteran)

Wrestling & Conditioning Coach – Roedie Roets (National wrestling champion & pro MMA fighter)

Boxing Coach – Saddam (WBC international & Asian Champion)

You can follow Phuket Top Teams journey on their social media

Twitter – @PhuketTopTeam
Instagram – PhuketTopTeam
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