Darren Mima


Darren is our Muay Thai instructor. He has built, and continues to build, an impressive MMA resume. Although he has been dubbed “The Mean One” for his MMA bouts, he is far from that as a coach. He continually motivates and encourages all of his students. Here is a list of some of Darren’s accomplishments

Sherdog Quote: New York’s Darren Mima made possibly the loudest statement of the night in his flyweight bout against Bellator vet Claudio Ledesma. Mima started quickly and stayed away from needlessly dangerous ground battles with Ledesma, instead using his striking advantage to apply constant pressure to the Dominican. Coupled with his quickness, it was enough to earn Mima a big win over the more experienced fighter, with scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

Champion (2x) – Section 9
Empire State Games – gold, silver, and bronze medalist
Eastern Olympic Regional Trials (2008) – 4th place
Currently ranked in Upstate NY MMA rankings
Currently ranked in East Coast MMA Fighter rankings
AFO Flyweight Champ
5-2 as an MMA Pro Fighter