About Merced MMA

Merced MMA is owned by Prof. Tom Theofanopoulos 2nd Deg. Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Operated by Black Belt Professor Marcos Tome.

Marcos Tome was born in Brazil and from an early age realized that Martial Arts was more than a passion, it was a way of life...

"The virtues required to be a great martial artist are the same virtues required to live a productive and positive life. Honesty, Respect & Loyalty are at the core of anyone attempting to learn the path to self betterment."

Merced MMA teaches traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from the Flavio Behring Jiu-Jitsu system.

"Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone"  the phrase commonly said by Professor Marcos Tome. 

There is no age limits for Jiu-Jitsu and it does not depend on strength of the body, only strength of the mind. This form of Martial Arts will give back to you 10 fold and will truly change your life.

We at Merced MMA want to inspire you to reach new limits, make new friends and have fun! 

Sign up today and be part of something really special.

For more information on the history of Behring Jiu-Jitsu click here.



Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Professor. Tom Theofanopoulos, 2nd Deg. Black Belt, Flavio Behring Jiu Jitsu
- Marcos Tome, 1st degree Black Belt Professor, Flavio Behring Jiu Jitsu

- Prof. Tom Theofanopoulos
- Emilio Coronado
- Chris Bucao
- Rodrigo Garcia
- Marcos Tome